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Copyright in classic films protects famous characters from reach of merchandisers

USA - January 6 2012 In the recent case of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., et. al. v. X One X Productions, A.V.E.L.A., Inc., et al., 644 F.3d 584 (8th Cir. 2011), the plaintiff film companies declared victory over merchandisers attempting to sell products depicting images of famous characters from the films The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind and Tom & Jerry.

U.S. Court of Appeals ruling protects ISPs from copyright infringement

USA - April 17 2013 Internet service providers faced with possible copyright infringement lawsuits are cheering a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth…

Protect your website’s look and feel from copycats

USA - November 13 2014 A website's distinctive appearance, layout, and design qualities—its "look and feel"—are often the most important tools through which a…

Michael S. Palmisciano

Apple v. Psystar underscores the strength of software license agreements and the limits of the copyright misuse defense

USA - October 20 2011 A recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals underscores the importance of distributing software under a carefully drafted software license agreement (“SLA”).

Recent decision reaffirms software license restrictions

USA - September 29 2010 For decades, software vendors have allowed customers to obtain and use their computer software programs under contracts known as End User License Agreements ("EULAs").