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  • DRK Photo v. McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC

    The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for defendants in a copyright infringement action. The panel held that DRK, a stock photography agency that markets and licenses images created by others to publishing... read more »
  • Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.

    In order to be eligible for the safe harbor protection of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. 512(c), the defendant must show that the photographs at issue were stored at the direction of the user. The Ninth Circuit filed ... read more »
  • Disney Enterprises, Inc. v. VidAngel, Inc.

    The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision that VidAngel had likely violated both the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Copyright Act, and order preliminarily enjoining VidAngel from circumventing the technological measu... read more »

Copyright Case Dockets

  • Tresona Multimedia, LLC v. Brett Carroll, et al September 19, 2017
    Filed: September 19, 2017 as 17-56419 Plaintiff - Appellee: TRESONA MULTIMEDIA, LLC, an Arizona limited liability company Defendant - Appellant: BRETT CARROLL, JOHN DOE CARROLL, a married couple Defendant: BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL MUSIC ASSOCIATION, ELLIE STOCKWELL, JOHN DOE STOCKWELL, a married couple and others Court: Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals,
  • Tresona Multimedia, LLC v. Burbank High School Vocal Musi, et al September 19, 2017
    Filed: September 19, 2017 as 17-56417 Plaintiff - Appellee: TRESONA MULTIMEDIA, LLC, an Arizona limited liability company Defendant - Appellant: BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL MUSIC ASSOCIATION, ELLIE STOCKWELL, JOHN DOE STOCKWELL, a married couple and others Defendant: BRETT CARROLL, JOHN DOE CARROLL, a married couple Court: Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals,
  • Luminence, LLC v. Rival Technology Inc. et al September 18, 2017
    Filed: September 18, 2017 as 3:2017cv01900 Plaintiff: Luminence, LLC Defendant: Rival Technology Inc., Catlyn Walker Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Ninth Circuit › California › California Southern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyrights

Copyright Legislation

  • Copyright Legislative Developments August 4, 2017
    Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act H.R.3350, Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act, introduced July 20, 2017.  Click here for more information.  
  • Copyright Legislative Developments July 28, 2017
    CLASSICS Act H.R.3301, CLASSICS Act, introduced July 19, 2017.  Click here for more information.
  • 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 Office News

  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 681 September 15, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 681September 15, 2017 Copyright Office Releases Section 108 Discussion Document The U.S. Copyright Office today released its Section 108 Discussion Document.  Congress enacted section 108 of Title 17 in 1976, authorizing libraries and archives to reproduce and distribute, without permission, certain copyrighted works on a limited basis for the
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 680 September 14, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 680September 14, 2017 Copyright Office Publishes Archive of Briefs and Legal Opinions Under the Copyright Act, the Copyright Office is responsible for advising the courts on issues of copyright law. This advice manifests itself in many forms. For instance, based on advice received from the Office, the Department of Justice files briefs in feder
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 679 September 12, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 679September 12, 2017 Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule Streamlining Regulation on Copyright Notice The U.S. Copyright Office today published a final rule relocating regulations governing the use of copyright notice to a single location.  This rule, intended to simplify and streamline the regulations, makes no substantive changes to the regula

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Copyright News

  • Surely, You Jest: Copyright And Comedy - Above the Law September 20, 2017
    Above the LawSurely, You Jest: Copyright And ComedyAbove the LawWho doesn't love a good joke? If such a killjoy exists, I have not had the displeasure of making their acquaintance. Jokes, whether they be puns, limericks, lawyer-shamers, slapstick, plays on word, or of the venerable knock-knock variety, have long ...
  • Chad Harbach Is Being Sued For Copyright Infringement - BuzzFeed News September 20, 2017
    BuzzFeed NewsChad Harbach Is Being Sued For Copyright InfringementBuzzFeed NewsA former Division III college baseball player is claiming the author's best-selling novel The Art of Fielding shares "extensive and substantial similarities" with his unpublished work. Posted on September 20, 2017, at 10:50 a.m.. Arianna Rebolini ...
  • Valley firm drops copyright claims against Ohio companies - Sunbury Daily Item September 20, 2017
    Valley firm drops copyright claims against Ohio companiesSunbury Daily ItemWILLIAMSPORT — A Snyder County company that creates, markets and sells camouflage designs and patterns used to decorate a variety of goods including apparel, firearms and cutlery has voluntarily dismissed its copyright infringement claims against two ...

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