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Plaintiff, a videographer, and his video production company, filed suit against North Carolina, alleging that plaintiff’s copyrights were violated when North Carolina published video footage and a still photograph that he took of the 18th ce…

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The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part dismissal of claims for resale royalties under the California Resale Royalties Act. The Act grants artists an unwaivable right to 5% of the proceeds on any resale of their artwork under…

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The district court erred in granting Defendant’s motion to dismiss, based on an arbitration provision, Plaintiff’s claims that Defendant violated various articles of the Puerto Rico Civil Code and federal copyright and trademark laws.

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In May 2014, Defendants distributed the film Walk of Shame. Weeks earlier, SOYP sent letters to Defendants alleging that the film included elements copied from a screenplay, “Darci’s Walk of Shame,” written by SOYP’s president, Rosen; that R…