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The First Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Marvic d/b/a Brady-Built Sunrooms (Marvic) and dismissing Cynthia Foss’s state law claims, holding that the district court did not err.

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Oracle owns a copyright in Java SE, a computer platform. Google acquired Android and sought to build a new software platform for mobile devices. To allow millions of programmers familiar with Java to work with its new platform, Google copied…

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The Second Circuit reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the Foundation on its complaint for a declaratory judgment of fair use and the district court’s dismissal of defendant’s counterclaim for copyright infringement. T…

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After a blog operator filed suit against a content aggregator for copyright infringement after the aggregator copied and published the blog’s content, the jury ruled in favor of the blog operator. At issue is whether the district court shoul…

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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…