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In 2013, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command installed copyrighted graphics-rendering software created by German company Bitmanagement onto all computers in the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet. No express contract or license agreement author…

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After defendant pleaded guilty to one count of criminal copyright infringement, the district court sentenced defendant to 46 months’ imprisonment and ordered him to pay restitution to the copyright owner, Scientific Games Corporation.

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OverDrive, a digital reading platform, belonged to International Digital Publishing Forum, a trade association dedicated to the development of electronic publishing standards. International’s members developed EPUB, the leading eBook format….

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After Desire filed suit against various defendants for copyright infringement, the district court held that Desire owned a valid copyright in the fabric design that was the subject of the action (the Subject Design), and that the Subject Des…

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The Ninth Circuit reversed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of defendants on a copyright infringement claim and affirmed the district court’s dismissal and grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants on a trademark claim c…