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Copyright Case Opinion Summaries

  • Design Data Corp. v. Unigate Enterprise

    Design Data filed suit alleging that UE infringed the copyright on Design Data's computer aided design (CAD) program by downloading an unauthorized copy of the program and importing and distributing within the United States program output ge... read more »
  • Perfect 10, Inc. v. Giganews, Inc.

    This case arises from a copyright dispute revolving around the Usenet. Giganews owns and operates several Usenet servers and provides its subscribers with fee-based access to content stored on its own servers as well as content stored on the servers of other Usenet providers. Livewire provides its subscribers with access to the Usenet content stored on Giganews’s servers. Perfect 10, owner of exclusive rights to tens of thousands of adult images, filed suit against Giganews and read more »
  • Ultraflo Corp. v. Pelican Tank Parts, Inc.

    Ultraflo filed suit against Pelican, asserting an unfair competition by misappropriation claim under Texas law. Ultraflo alleged that Pelican stole its drawings showing how to design valves and then used them to make duplicate valves. The court previously held that copyright preempts this Texas cause of action when the intellectual property at issue is within the subject matter of copyright. Ultraflo contends that its claim escapes preemption because its valve design, when separated from read more »

Copyright Case Dockets

  • Broadcast Music, Inc. et al v. Wrightwood Inn, Inc. d/b/a AV Nightclub et al February 9, 2017
    Filed: February 9, 2017 as 5:2017cv00242 Plaintiff: Beechwood Music Corporation, Broadcast Music, Inc., Carl Mo Music and others Defendant: Leo Van Kampen, Wrightwood Inn, Inc. d/b/a AV Nightclub Court: Ninth Circuit › California › California Central District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • E & E Co., Ltd. v. Chic Home Design LLC February 9, 2017
    Filed: February 9, 2017 as 3:2017cv00649 Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Ninth Circuit › California › California Northern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe February 9, 2017
    Filed: February 9, 2017 as 3:2017cv00189 Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Second Circuit › Connecticut › Connecticut 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

  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 654 February 7, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 654February 7, 2017 Copyright Office Adopts Interim Rule for the Freedom of Information Act To implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office has adopted an interim rule that amends its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations. The amended regulations provide a clear structure for the required regulatory provisions o
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 653 February 6, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 653February 6, 2017 Copyright Office Technical Amendments: Final Rule The U.S. Copyright Office today published a final rule making several technical amendments to its regulations governing registration, recordation, licensing, and other services the Office provides. The amendments are designed to improve the quality of the Office’s regulations
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 652 February 2, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 652February 2, 2017 Final Rule Adopted to Remove Personally Identifiable Information from Registration Records The U.S. Copyright Office issued a final rule to allow authors and claimants to replace in or remove from the Office’s online registration catalog personally identifiable information (PII). This rule allows authors, claimants, or their

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Copyright Blogs

  • Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016: What Brands Need to Know About This New Consumer Review Law February 10, 2017
    What’s the News? Before leaving office, President Obama signed into law the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 (CRFA), which protects consumers engaging in consumer reviews. The CRFA voids a contract if it prohibits or restricts an individual from reviewing a seller's goods, services, or conduct. Who is Affected? All companies that have the prohibited
    Arent Fox
  • Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-02-09 February 10, 2017
    APIs And Copyright: Who Owns The Glue That Sticks The Digital World Together? https://t.co/8dpkkIEPkB -> The Supreme Court Tackles Disparaging Trademarks https://t.co/Z0Ma8wL7yi -> US court refuses to enforce an "In the box" agreement in Samsung case https://t.co/aZLvj8pZhX -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-02-08 https://t.co/AOo6t
    Barry Sookman
  • weekly tweet roundup February 10, 2017
    an interesting peek at the poker ai that bested humans. https://t.co/HJPK8SNjdE 2017-02-03 why ups trucks don't turn left. quite interesting. https://t.co/tqswHI0CzD 2017-02-08 goldman has replaced 600 traders with 200 engineers since 2000 and is looking into automating i-banking ops next.…Read more weekly tweet roundup › [Click on title above to read t
    David Ma

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