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Copyright Case Opinion Summaries

  • Guarantee Fork Lift, Inc. v. Capacity of Texas, Inc.

    Capacity manufactures “Trailer Jockey” semi-tractors. GFL became an authorized Capacity dealer under a 1995 franchise agreement. In 2013, Capacity notified GFL of its intent to terminate GFL’s franchise, alleging GFL had misrepresented the employment status of a former GFL employee who went to work for Capacity’s chief competitor and allowed the employee to continue accessing Capacity’s online parts ordering system while working for the competitor. GFL filed a read more »
  • Fourth Estate Public Benefit v. Wall-Street.com, LLC

    Registration of a copyright has not been made in accordance with 17 U.S.C. 411(a), until the Register of Copyrights registers the claim. Filing an application does not amount to registration. Fourth Estate filed suit against defendants, alle... read more »
  • SoundExchange, Inc. v. Muzak LLC

    SoundExchange, a nonprofit entity, charged with the responsibility of collecting royalties for performing artists and copyright owners of music, filed suit under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 101 et seq., against Muzak, a company that supplie... read more »

Copyright Case Dockets

  • v. Perez et al May 24, 2017
    Filed: May 24, 2017 as 4:2017cv00421 Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Eighth Circuit › Missouri › Missouri Western District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • RBH Energy, LLC v. Community Awareness Services, Inc. May 24, 2017
    Filed: May 24, 2017 as 4:2017cv01583 Plaintiff: RBH Energy, LLC Defendant: Community Awareness Services, Inc. Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Fifth Circuit › Texas › Texas Southern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyrights
  • Sadowski v. Bowling et al May 24, 2017
    Filed: May 24, 2017 as 1:2017cv03954 Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Second Circuit › New York › New York Southern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright

Copyright Legislation

  • Copyright Legislative Developments May 12, 2017
    Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017 S.1010, Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, introduced May 2, 2017.  Click here for more information.  
  • Copyright Legislative Developments: July 26, 2016
    H.R.5757, Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2016, “To amend title 17, United States Code, to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, and for other purposes,” introduced July 13, 2016. See here for more information.
  • Copyright Legislative Developments: December 15, 2015
    H.R. 4241, Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act, "To establish the United States Copyright Office as an agency in the legislative branch, and for other purposes," introduced Dec. 11, 2015. See here for more information.

Copyright Office News

  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 665 May 26, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 665May 26, 2017 Denise D. Wofford Named Director of Public Records and Repositories, U.S. Copyright Office Acting Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple Claggett has appointed Denise D. Wofford to the position of director of Public Records and Repositories (PRR), U.S. Copyright Office. The appointment is effective May 28, 2017. As director of PRR,
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 664 May 19, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 664May 19, 2017 Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule Regarding Electronic Signatures and Submission for Cable Systems Filing Section 111 Statements of Account The U.S. Copyright Office has adopted a final rule amending 37 CFR § 201.17, which prescribes requirements related to the submission of Statements of Account under the section 111 license f
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 663 May 19, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 663May 19, 2017 Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule to Address Disruption of Copyright Office Electronic Systems The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a final rule to address the effect of a disruption or suspension of any Office electronic system on the Office’s receipt of applications, fees, deposits, or other materials. The Copyright Office re

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Copyright Blogs

  • UN4 Productions Inc Sues Over “Boyka: Undisputed” Free Movie Downloads – Antonelli Law Defense & Information May 25, 2017
    UN4 Productions Inc., the movie company behind the fighting film Boyka: Undisputed has begun filing federal copyright infringement lawsuits in a number of states alleging internet users illegally downloaded the movie for free. Due to UN4 Productions Inc. affiliation with Millennium Films, we expect many more lawsuits to be filed across the country  – just …
    JAntonelli
  • Should You File a Motion to Quash Subpoena in a ME2 Productions or Other Movie Download Case? Antonelli Law Defense & Information May 25, 2017
    You’re a target of a movie downloading lawsuit. Your first notification will be from your internet company (like Comcast). The notice will tell you the movie company subpoenaed it to release your name and address. The subpoena may be from ME2 Productions, LHF Productions,  Malibu Media LLC, or any of a number of other BitTorrent … Continue reading Should You
    JAntonelli
  • Attribution and Citation on Twitter May 25, 2017
    As a social network, Twitter was built to be fast and public. Twitter was meant to be used anywhere on any device (even by via text messaging in its early days). The services focuses on removing barriers to sharing data in a bid to give it an immediacy other social networks often lack. But the streamlining of sharing, the character limit and the format of Tw
    Jonathan Bailey

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