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Federal Circuit Again Reverses California Court in Oracle-Google Copyright Dispute over Java APIs - Releases a Major Ruling on Fair Use in the Software Context
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2018

In this long-running dispute that has been previously dubbed “The World Series of IP cases” by the presiding judge, Oracle America Inc. (“Oracle”

Third verse same as the first - Will Richard Prince’s transformation defense work yet again?
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2017

Take a copyrighted photograph of Sonic Youth bass player Kim Gordon, crop it, and add an Instagram border and a few words of text and emojis. Have you

Intellectual Property Bulletin Fall 2015
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2015

Based on the defense of fair use, the Second Circuit affirmed summary judgment for Google in the decade-long copyright battle between an authors

Google Books affirmed as fair use
  • Banner & Witcoff Ltd
  • USA
  • October 19 2015

October 19, 2015 The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s finding that the Google Books project constitutes fair use

The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2015

Second Circuit affirms district court's holding that Google's creation of searchable, digital copies of tens of millions of books constitutes fair

Transforming the transformative use defense? Ninth Circuit issues ruling in Davis v. Electronic Arts
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2015

In October of last year, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Fahey granted video game publisher Activision Blizzard, Inc.'s motion to strike the

Fair use and transformativeness pushback: Seventh Circuit takes a swipe at “lazy appropriators”
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2014

Much ink has been spilled over the new world order seemingly announced by last year's Second Circuit decision in Prince v. Cariou with regard to

Fair use found in Google Books case
  • Senniger Powers LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2013

Google's practice of digitally copying books for its Google Books program has been found to not violate the authors' copyrights in the copied books

Judge grants summary judgment in favor of Google Books a fair use victory
  • Antonelli Law Ltd
  • USA
  • November 19 2013

Judge Denny Chin, in the Southern District of New York, issued an opinion and order granting defendant Google Books' motion for summary judgment, and

Court declines to dish out preliminary injunction in commercial-skipping case despite likelihood of infringement
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2012

In an important decision involving video recording and commercial-skipping, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California held that Dish