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Ninth Circuit Finds First Amendment Protects Against Right-of-Publicity Claim Involving Film “The Hurt Locker”
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has confirmed that right-of-publicity claims purporting to arise from expressive works, like films


First Amendment Prevents Right of Publicity Claim Arising from Film About “Issues of a Public Nature”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 30 2016

In a lawsuit involving the 2010 Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that right of publicity claims


9th Circuit Confirms The Hurt Locker Is Fully Protected By The First Amendment - Army Sergeant’s Right of Publicity Claim Was Properly Dismissed
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has finally issued its decision in an appeal that has been pending since 2011, affirming that the


Ninth Circuit Finds First Amendment Protects Against Right Of Publicity Claim Involving Film “The Hurt Locker”
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2016

The Ninth Circuit has confirmed that right of publicity claims purporting to arise from expressive works, like films, are content-based restrictions


First Amendment SLAPPs Publicity Right Plaintiff in “Hurt Locker” Case
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2016

On February 17, 2016, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal by the Central District of California under the California anti-SLAPP statute of a


Hurt Locker Decision Clarifies Differences in First Amendment Interests and Personal Interests Protected by the Right of Publicity
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2016

9th Circuit affirms filmmakers' use of an individual's story in the film The Hurt Locker is protected by the First Amendment and does not violate


Ninth Circuit Shoots Down Right of Publicity Lawsuit Involving Academy Award Juggernaut The Hurt Locker
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2016

As we kick off "Oscar Week" here at TheTMCA.com, it is particularly apropos to discuss a decision just handed down by the Ninth Circuit Court of


Storytellers and Artists Rejoice: The Hurt Locker Is Fully Protected By The First Amendment
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • February 19 2016

The Hurt Locker, which won Best Picture at the 2010 Academy Awards, follows Sergeant First Class William James (played by Jeremy Renner) in his role


It was bound to happen: file sharing lawsuits have returned to Canada (Voltage Pictures, 2011 FC 1024)
  • anticIPate Law
  • Canada
  • December 13 2012

More than five years ago, BMG Canada Inc. and a number of other music companies (“BMG”) took a run at file sharers in Canada and received a chilly reception for their trouble.


Sarver v. Summit Entertainment LLC
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2011

District court awards defendants more than $187,000 in attorneys’ fees as prevailing parties under California’s Anti-SLAPP statute, finding attorneys’ hourly rates reasonable, slightly reducing hours billed for vague block billing or excessive redaction, and adjusting the lodestar amount by 10 percent to account for the coordinated efforts of counsel.