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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 30 Nov 2018

Ramble on Back to Court: Led Zeppelin Can’t Shake “Stairway” Infringement Claims

In a dispute alleging that legendary rock band Led Zeppelin copied "Stairway to Heaven" from a song by a different band, the US Court of Appeals for

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 26 Sep 2018

IP Address Subscriber Not Liable for Copyright Infringement

In a case involving the infringing download and distribution of plaintiff's film through peer-to-peer BitTorrent networks, the US Court of Appeals for

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 29 May 2018

Attempt to Claim “Common Heritage of Human Kind” Sinks Infringement Case

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit examined the extent to which copyright protection can be granted in the expression of an idea based on

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 29 May 2018

Ninth Circuit to PETA: Stop Monkeying Around with Copyright Claims

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in the so-called "Monkey Selfies" case affirming the district court's dismissal of

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 27 Apr 2018

Pornography Dispute Sheds Light on DMCA Safe Harbor Defense

In a dispute pertaining to copyright infringement of pornographic films created by the plaintiff, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 27 Apr 2018

Next Up, Damages - Federal Circuit Finds Google’s Use of Java Was Not Fair

In a case that attracted 20 amici briefs, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a blockbuster decision in the years-long battle

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 28 Mar 2018

Jumpman Logo Ruling Is a Slam Dunk for Nike

In a dispute concerning the famous Michael Jordan "Jumpman" logo owned by Nike, Inc., the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agreed with the

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 29 Dec 2017

Two Federal Preemption Cases, One Consistent Outcome

Two recent decisions from the Fourth and Fifth Circuitswith similar outcomeshave contributed further guidance and consistency on the issue of

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 31 Oct 2017

Standing to Sue for Copyright Infringement: No Bright Line Rule for Stock Photo Agencies

Affirming a grant of summary judgment in favor of copyright defendants, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit took up the "often litigated

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 25 May 2017

Time to Zoom In on Application of DMCA Safe Harbor Defense

In reversing a district court grant of summary judgment in favor of a social media platform, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered a

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