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Copyright Case Opinion Summaries

  • Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.

    Mavrix filed suit against LiveJournal for posting 20 of its copyrighted photographs online. The district court granted summary judgment for LiveJournal, holding that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. 512(c), safe harbo... read more »
  • Maloney v. T3Media, Inc.

    Plaintiffs, former student athletes, filed suit against T3Media, asserting claims for statutory and common law publicity-rights, as well as an unfair competition claim under California law. Plaintiffs alleged that T3Media exploited their likenesses commercially by selling non-exclusive licenses permitting consumers to download photographs from the NCAA's Photo Library for non-commercial art use. The district court held that the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 101 et seq., preempted plaintiffs' read more »
  • Unicolors, Inc. v. Urban Outfitters, Inc.

    Unicolors filed suit against Urban, alleging copyright infringement of the Subject Design. The district court concluded that defendants were liable for copyright infringement. A jury found that Urban willfully infringed Unicolor's copyright ... read more »

Copyright Case Dockets

  • Star Fabrics Inc v. GenX Clothing Inc et al April 21, 2017
    Filed: April 21, 2017 as 2:2017cv03035 Defendant: A3 Design, Inc, DOES 1-10, Fashion Gal Inc and others Plaintiff: Star Fabrics Inc Court: Ninth Circuit › California › California Central District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • ME2 Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-8 April 21, 2017
    Filed: April 21, 2017 as 2:2017cv00342 Plaintiff: ME2 Productions, Inc. Defendant: Does 1-8 Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Sixth Circuit › Ohio › Ohio Southern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyrights
  • UMG RECORDINGS, INC. et al v. Grande Communications Networks LLC et al April 21, 2017
    Filed: April 21, 2017 as 1:2017cv00365 Plaintiff: ARISTA RECORDS LLC, ATLANTIC RECORDING CORPORATION, Arista Music and others Defendant: Grande Communications Networks LLC, Patriot Media Consulting, LLC Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Fifth Circuit › Texas › Texas Western District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright

Copyright Legislation

  • 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 and Marriage Equality Act December 4, 2015
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Copyright Office News

  • Copyright Legislative Developments April 19, 2017
    PROMOTE Act of 2017 H.R.1914, PROMOTE Act, introduced April 5, 2017.  See here for more information.
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 659 April 7, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 659April 7, 2017 SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate World IP Day at the Copyright Office   The U.S. Copyright Office will host a program in recognition of World Intellectual Property Day on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in the historic Coolidge Auditorium in the Jefferson Building in Washington, DC. This year’s theme, as announced by the World
  • Copyright Legislative Developments April 7, 2017
    Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2017 H.R.1836, Fair Play Fair Pay Act, introduced March 30, 2017.  See here for more information.

Copyright Regulations

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Copyright Blogs

  • Should investment in innovation worry about geographic dispersion? Steve Case says "yes", but what about Pareto? April 23, 2017
    Does it matter that most innovative activity, at least in the United States, is taking place in a small number of VC-funded locations? Steve Case seems to think so. For Kat readers who may not recognize the name, Case was co-founder in the 1980’s of what later was called AOL. The company was a pioneer internet company, particularly in its vision of exploitin
  • The Indie film industry: still looking for its long tail April 23, 2017
    What happened to the idea of the "long tail", as popularized by Chris Anderson over a decade ago? The very fact that this blogger feels the need to revisit the notion suggests the extent to which it has fallen into disfavor. In brief, Anderson’s idea contrasted the manner by which goods are typically sold in a bricks-and-mortar environment from the
    Neil Wilkof
  • Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2017-04-22 April 23, 2017
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2017-04-15 https://t.co/2Ob4X6fGaN -> IP Rights Holders: The Sky is Not Falling – Life Under Trump's NAFTA https://t.co/lGCZoMrdrI -> Defining Computer Related Inventions in a post-Alice World https://t.co/ozeGyl3M4M -> Judiciary Committee votes for a 21st century Copyright Office https://t.co/5ezKICt5C2
    Barry Sookman

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