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Ninth Circuit Finds First Amendment Protects Against Right-of-Publicity Claim Involving Film “The Hurt Locker”

USA - January 26 2017 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has confirmed that right-of-publicity claims purporting to arise from expressive works, like films...

Brendan Charney, Karen A. Henry.


Ninth Circuit Finds First Amendment Protects Against Right Of Publicity Claim Involving Film “The Hurt Locker”

USA - March 1 2016 The Ninth Circuit has confirmed that right of publicity claims purporting to arise from expressive works, like films, are content-based restrictions...

Brendan Charney, Karen A. Henry.


The 9th Circuit rights the balance between copyright law and the First Amendment

USA - July 22 2015 The 9th Circuit has dissolved a sweeping preliminary injunction that had ordered Google to take down copies of "Innocence of Muslims," an anti-Islam...

Brendan Charney, Dan Laidman.


Screenwriter SLAPPs down libel-in-fiction claim

USA - March 22 2015 In a victory for all authors of fiction, a screenwriter of the film “What Maisie Knew” has successfully defended a lawsuit that sought to hold him...

Dan Laidman, Deborah Adler.


Court finds misappropriation claims arising from licensing of copyrighted photographs are preempted

USA - March 10 2015 Judge André Birotte Jr. Of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has dismissed a lawsuit brought by former college...

Diana Palacios, Karen A. Henry.