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The case revolves around a dispute between Sherman Nealy and Warner Chappell Music, Inc. Nealy, who co-founded Music Specialist, Inc. in 1983, alleged that he held the copyrights to the company’s songs and that Warner Chappell’s licensing ac…

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Counsel filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of copyright holders of musical compositions and recovered a little over $50,000 for the class members from Defendant Rhapsody International, Inc. (now rebranded as Napster), a music streaming s…

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Sotheby’s International Realty commissioned Plaintiff to photograph Lugalla, an Irish estate owned by the Guinness family. Plaintiff took seven photographs of the property, and Lugalla was subsequently listed for sale. On March 7, 2017, Hear…

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Plaintiffs in this case—Sherman Nealy and Music Specialist, Inc.—filed this copyright action seeking, among other things, damages for infringement they allege occurred more than three years before they filed this lawsuit. The defendants—Warn…

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Plaintiff, a commercial photographer, discovered infringing uses of his copyrighted images on the internet. Instead of pursuing the infringing parties, Plaintiff brought a lawsuit against Ice Portal, Inc. – now a division of Shiji (US), Inc….

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The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that “a governmental unit’s copyright infringement is not a taking” and that, therefore, the trial court erred in denying a plea to the jurisdiction, holding that the…

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MPAY, a Massachusetts corporation that develops and owns payroll-processing software that it licenses to its customers, appealed the district court’s denial of its motion for a preliminary injunction against appellees. MPAY claimed that it w…

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IMAPizza, which operates the “&pizza” chain of restaurants in the United States, filed suit under the Copyright and Lanham Acts as well as D.C. common law against At Pizza, operator of the “@pizza” restaurant in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The DC …

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The First Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Orgill, Inc. in this case alleging copyright infringement claims, holding that a copyright licensee given the unrestricted right to grant sublicenses may d…

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EIG, publisher of “Oil Daily,” filed suit alleging numerous instances of copyright infringement and violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against KA, a boutique investment firm. KA purchased an annual “Oil Daily” subscrip…