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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

Trademark Fair Use: A Subjective Call No Matter What Side of the Pond
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 10 2017

There are occasions where displaying another company’s trademark is desirable. Whether that type of trademark use is lawful generally is a subjective

Copyright Suit Requires Fair Use Analysis
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2017

A fair use analysis is required before a copyright suit against “appropriation artist” Richard Prince can be dismissed, a New York federal court judge

A Balancing Act: Fair Use and Creative Content
  • Haug Partners LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2017

This article analyzes a trend in the entertainment field where a party wishing to use another’s intellectual property in a creative work will do so