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New copyright decisions – written by Justia lawyers

Here’s a sampling of recent copyright decision summaries written by Justia lawyers:


  • Enterprise Management Limited, Inc. v. Warrick

    May 21, 2013
    In a copyright infringement case, Enterprise Management Limited, Inc. and Mary Lippitt appealed a summary judgment in favor of Donald Warrick. Lippitt contended, contrary to the district court’s holding, she demonstrated a prima facie case of copyright… read more »
  • Righthaven LLC v. Hoehn

    May 9, 2013
    Plaintiff filed separate copyright infringement suits against defendants for posting articles from the Las Vegas Review-Journal online without authorization. In consolidated appeals, the court agreed with the district court that plaintiff lacked standi… read more »
  • Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Smith

    May 21, 2013
    In 1974, songwriter, recording artist, producer, and performer Tilmon, composed the song “You’re Getting a Little Too Smart.” In 1976, Tilmon assigned all of his rights to the song to Bridgeport Music. In 1997, rapper Rashaam A. Smith a/k/a Esham A. Smith released the song “You & Me,” which, according to Bridgeport, unlawfully contained samples of the composition “Smart.” In 2003, plaintiffs, including Bridgeport, sued for copyright read more »
  • Cariou v. Prince

    April 25, 2013
    Plaintiff sued defendant and the Gagosian Gallery, alleging that defendant’s series of paintings and collages infringed on plaintiff’s registered copyrights in certain photographs from a book of classical portraits and landscape photographs that plaint… read more »
  • WNET v. Aereo, Inc.

    April 1, 2013
    Two groups of plaintiffs, holders of copyrights in programs broadcast on network television, filed copyright infringement actions against Aereo. Aereo enabled its subscribers to watch broadcast television programs over the internet for a monthly fee. P… read more »

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