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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 28 Mar 2019

Copyright registration is entry ticket to federal court

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of the United States resolved a longstanding circuit split on whether a copyright claimant must have

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 28 Mar 2019

“Full costs” under Copyright Act means those specified in general costs statute

In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the term "full costs" in 17 USC 505 of

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 20 Dec 2018

Declaratory Judgment Action for Copyright Infringement Can Proceed Even If Defendant Doesn’t Own Registration

The US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit held that federal courts have jurisdiction to hear a declaratory judgment action for injunctive relief

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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 | 24 Oct 2018

No Substantial Similarity Between TV Shows Empire and Cream

Addressing the issue of substantial similarity as a matter of law, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the district court's

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 24 Oct 2018

Photographers’ Claims Against the NFL Score a Touchdown

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reinstated copyright infringement claims by sports photographers against commercial users of their

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 24 Oct 2018

Supreme Court to Address Meaning of “Full Costs” as Used in Copyright Act

The Supreme Court of the United States granted Rimini Street's petition for certiorari to address the meaning of "full costs" as used in the Copyright

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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 | 28 Jun 2018

No Standing, No Cheese

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed grant of judgment as a matter of law in favor of rapper Jay-Z and other defendants on copyright

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 28 Jun 2018

Attorneys’ Fees Award Dismissed Pending Arbitration

The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reversed a district court's order granting a motion for attorneys' fees pursuant to the Copyright Act

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