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Update: Court finds transformative nature of alleged infringing work can’t be decided by side-by-side comparison
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2017

Adding an Instagram border and a few “gobbledygook” notations to an original photograph is not transformative as a matter of law. In an update to our

Video Game Maker Argues “Fair Use” of Images of NBA Player Tattoos
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2017

Take-Two, the maker of the video game NBA 2K, argues in a motion filed yesterday that its display of certain player tattoos in the game is

“Thinking Out Loud” About Copyright Infringement (Again)
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2017

Ed Sheeran has had plenty of court troubles recently. After reportedly reaching a settlement over his song “Photograph” earlier this year, he was

Copyright Suit Requires Fair Use Analysis
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2017

The dispute is strikingly similar to prior litigation against Prince, who copies, reproduces and modifies existing works to create his own art

Monkey see, monkey do (not own copyright)
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa, USA
  • August 2 2017

Two unusual copyright stories are back in the news. The first is the one that involves a monkey, a selfie and a copyright dispute. British

Photographer’s Copyright Suit Gets Mixed Results
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2017

A New York federal court judge handed a photographer a mixed result when it dismissed her copyright infringement claim but allowed her Digital

Fox v. Aereokiller: Another Nail in the Internet “Cable” Coffin
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2017

Back in 2014, the Supreme Court, in American Broadcasting Companies. v. Aereo, Inc. (Aereo I), shot down a service designed to offer its

U2 Seeks Dismissal of “The Fly” Infringement Suit
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2017

Earlier this year, a songwriter sued the members of U2, claiming that the U2 song, “The Fly” from the 1991 album “Achtung Baby,” infringed the

MOFO IP Newsletter July 2017
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • July 20 2017

In the recent TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC decision, the Supreme Court reversed nearly thirty years of patent venue law and held

The Katten Kattwalk - Summer 2017 - Issue 13
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2017

Welcome to the special summer edition of Kattwalk! In this issue, we are very excited to talk with the general counsel of Weight Watchers, Michael