In copyright infringement dispute over Shakira's song "Loca," district court denies plaintiff's motion to set aside judgment that plaintiff's work was
After granting summary judgment to film producers on plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim, court finds that attorney’s fees for defendants are appropriate because plaintiff’s claim was frivolous and objectively unreasonable, but court reduces amount of fees to $40,000 in light of plaintiff’s financial standing.
Court grants summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs, on claims that defendant’s use of two copyrighted images of plaintiffs’ products on its website constituted both willful copyright infringement and willful false advertising.
First Circuit affirms award of attorney’s fees to defendant in copyright infringement action, rejecting plaintiff’s argument that attorney’s fees are not appropriate because plaintiff’s copyright was not timely registered, and finding that plaintiff’s claim was “objectively weak.”
Court of appeals affirms award of attorney’s fees to defendant who prevailed in copyright infringement action because plaintiff did not provide notice to defendant of alleged infringement before filing suit, and orders sanctions against plaintiff because appeal is frivolous.
In copyright infringement action against producers of the motion picture You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, court awards defendants $1,000 in attorney’s fees after considering plaintiff’s financial circumstances.
Plaintiff Ken Aronson filed an action against Dog Eat Dog Films, Michael Moore’s loan-out corporation, for copyright infringement, misappropriation of likeness and invasion of privacy, based on the inclusion of plaintiff’s song and video in Moore’s film Sicko without the plaintiff’s permission.
In an unpublished opinion relating to claims of copyright infringement and idea submission, the Ninth Circuit reversed the district court's order granting the defendants' motions for summary judgment, holding that: (a) plaintiff's implied contract claim is not barred by the statute of limitations; and (b) genuine issues of material fact exist as to joint authorship where the certificates of registration reflect plaintiff's sole authorship and the defendants claim joint authorship.
Court holds that plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim was not objectively unreasonable or frivolous, even though the court had granted defendant’s motion to dismiss the copyright infringement claim, and denies defendant’s request for attorney’s fees.
District court denies Veoh Networks’ motion for attorney’s fees in DMCA safe harbor litigation, holding, inter alia, that Veoh failed to demonstrate that UMG acted in bad faith by failing to use DMCA’s notice and takedown procedure before filing suit and that UMG’s claims were not objectively unreasonable.