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  • DLA Piper
  • USA
  • January 16 2018

Today’s means of communication is ever more dependent on social media. Whether you’re an individual, a one-woman shop, a fortune-500 company, or even

Oh, the Places Copyright and Trademark Law Go!
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • December 28 2017

In a case described by the judge as presenting an "important question regarding the emerging 'mash-up' culture," a jury will consider the copyright

Boundaries of fair use in news-related TV programmes
  • Lee and Li Attorneys at Law
  • Taiwan
  • November 27 2017

Alongside the executive, legislature and judiciary, the press is a key player when it comes to the public's right to know. In order to provide full

He Who Lives by the Suit, Dies by the Suit
  • Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC
  • USA
  • November 1 2017

CBS Broadcasting Inc. has sued photographer Jon Tannen for posting still images from the Gunsmoke episode “Dooley Surrenders,” first aired on March 8

Judge Agrees - YouTube Mockery Protected by Fair Use
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2017

Readers may be aware of YouTube celebrity couple Ethan and Hila Klein, better known by their social media moniker h3h3productions. They rose to

Victory for YouTubers as New York District Court rules "reaction video" is fair use
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • USA
  • September 26 2017

Ethan and Hila Klein, professional YouTubers known as h3h3Productions, have successfully argued that their inclusion of copyright clips in one of

The Grinch loses and protection of parody wins
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2017

Someone once said make sure your words are sweet as you may have to eat them. In the attached decision, the Judge finds the play "Who’s Holiday" is a

Fair use may not extenuate infringement on right of paternity
  • Lee and Li Attorneys at Law
  • Taiwan
  • September 18 2017

The basis for and types of discretion of fair use in the Copyright Act are set out in Articles 44 to 63 and Article 65(2). Further

Reaction video YouTubers win landmark ‘fair use’ copyright case in the US
  • Bird & Bird
  • USA
  • September 11 2017

In 2016 YouTuber Matt Hosseinzadeh (“Hoss”) sued Ethan and Hila Klein, creators of YouTube channel H3H3, for copyright infringement and misuse of fair

Summary Judgment “Disfavored” for Resolving Fair Use Trademark Defense
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 29 2017

Examining the issue of trademark fair use, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court grant of summary judgment in favor