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Unusual number of interesting copyright decisions

Justia attorneys have summarized a number of unusually interesting recent copyright decisions that I’d like to call to your attention. If you click through, you’ll see human written, human readable case summaries.

Garcia v Google – or the Innocence of the Muslims case, aligns copyright interests with an actress’s interest in controlling the use of her performance but is juxtaposed to free speech interests by Google/YouTube

Anderson v. LaVere – heirs of Mississippi blues musician Robert Johnson dispute over royalties

Brownstein v. Lindsay – about whether a court has authority to cancel a copyright registration when a plaintiff’s authorship has been “expressly repudiated”

Swatch v Bloomberg – in which Bloomberg obtained a copy of a conference call recording discussion a company’s recent earnings report