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Boundaries of Fair Use in News-Related TV Programs
  • Lee and Li Attorneys at Law
  • Taiwan
  • May 31 2017

Entitling the public to the right to know, the press is known as the fourth estate besides Executive, Legislature and Judiciary. In order to provide

Information location tool and fair dealing copyright defenses rejected: Trader v CarGurus
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 19 2017

If you’ve ever shopped for a used car, you likely know the two popular services, autotrader.ca and CarGurus. In a decision released earlier this week

Contractual anti-oral variation clauses do not prevent variation orally
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • August 16 2016

The UK Court of Appeal has confirmed that parties may vary a contract orally despite the contract containing a clause requiring all variations to be

Copyright Tips for Political Campaigns and Their Consultants
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

What do the campaigns of Sarah Palin, John McCain, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Rand Paul, Ralph Nader, Ronald Reagan, Mike Huckabee

Who’s laughing now?: “Party Rock Anthem” artist LMFAO loses parody defense in copyright row with rapper Rick Ross
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2015

In a recent ruling denying LMFAO's bid for summary judgment, US District Judge Kathleen M. Williams held that the band's use of the lyric "everyday

Protection of a TV commercial as a creative work
  • Nctm Studio Legale
  • Italy
  • May 29 2015

With a judgment rendered on March 31, 2015, the IP & Enterprise Division of the Court of Turin laid down an interesting ruling on the protection

Moral rights strike back: when ideas for TV commercials become copyrighted works
  • Maschietto Maggiore Besseghini Studio Legale
  • Italy
  • May 12 2015

In Italy, as in the rest of continental Europe, copyright is in the first place a "droit d'auteur" i.e. a right which translates into the entitlement

Fox v DISH summary judgment rulings
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2015

In a complex opinion addressing intermingled copyright and contract issues, a Federal District Court has wrought an amalgam of rulings in the clash

Broadcast networks and dish network square off in court over "Hopper" DVR service
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2012

As expected, DISH Network’s launch of a commercial-skipping feature on its new “Hopper” multi-room DVR service has triggered copyright infringement actions by several broadcast networks.

U.S. copyright office considering changes to copyright rules
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2011

Last week, Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights for the U.S. Copyright Office, announced the Office’s priorities and projects for the next two years.