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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 3 Feb 2014

Copyright owner is not flying high after Fourth Circuit’s decision in Baltimore Ravens ‘Fying B Logo’ case

Frederick E. Bouchat has once again alleged copyright infringement against the Baltimore Ravens and the National Football League (NFL) over the

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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 21 Mar 2013

The new copyright alert system: another weapon in the arsenal of copyright owners

Following the lead of several other countries, including New Zealand, France, South Korea, and Ireland, the United States has now implemented a

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Arent Fox LLP | USA, New Zealand | 4 Mar 2013

Owners of alleged copyright pirate Megaupload dealt a blow by New Zealand appeals court in ongoing extradition battle

A New Zealand court of appeals has handed the US Government a major victory in its ongoing battle to extradite the owners of the foreign corporation

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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 31 Jul 2012

Alleged copyright pirate Megaupload cites lack of jurisdiction in incredible attempt to dismiss federal charges

A major ruling looms in the highprofile copyright piracy case against Megaupload Limited, the Internet filehosting empire whose websites were shutdown and whose domain names were seized by the US Department of Justice in January following the indictment and arrest of the companys owners in connection with their alleged operation of an organization dedicated to copyright infringement

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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 1 May 2012

Seventh Circuit case regarding copyright liability for embedding infringing videos brings major industry players to the table as amici

What started as a copyright litigation between two relatively minor parties has morphed into an appeal before the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that has seen amici briefs from the likes of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Google, and Facebook.

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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 10 Oct 2011

Decision against NBC Universal for use of pitched television show concept without compensationcredit being appealed to Supreme Court

Major players in the entertainment industry should be aware of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in Montz v. Pilgrim Films & Television, Inc., 649 F.3d 975 (9th Cir. 2011), a case regarding a pitch for a television show concept.

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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 1 Mar 2011

Weighing-in on copyright infringement: NBC wins summary judgment in The Biggest Loser copyright infringement suit

On February 22, 2011, Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York threw out a copyright infringement suit regarding NBC's popular reality series The Biggest Loser.

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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 14 Dec 2010

Copyright infringement in the world of celebrity blogging: X17, inc. v. Hollywood.com, LLC

On November 5, 2010, X17, Inc., a paparazzi photo agency, filed suit against Hollywood.com, LLC, owner, operator, and publisher of a series of popular celebrity fan sites and blogs, including www.hollywood.com and www.worldofjustin.com (dedicated to all things Justin Timberlake).

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