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Copyright Case Opinion Summaries

  • Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi Inc.

    Defendants appealed the district court's judgment for plaintiffs, finding copyright infringement. Defendants created an Internet platform designed to enable the lawful resale, under the first sale doctrine, of lawfully purchased digital musi... read more »
  • In re: McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC

    The Photographers entered into representation agreements with Corbis, a photography agency, providing Corbis authority to sub-license their works to third parties on a non-exclusive, fixed-duration basis. The agreements include forum select... read more »
  • Wilson v. Dynatone Publishing Co.

    Under the circumstances of this case, copyright registration, without more, does not trigger accrual of an ownership claim under section 205(c) of the Copyright Act. The Second Circuit denied a petition for rehearing in a dispute over owners... read more »

Copyright Case Dockets

  • Broadcast Music, Inc. et al v. Harp & Dragon, LLC et al December 12, 2018
    Filed: December 12, 2018 as 3:2018cv02034 Plaintiff: Broadcast Music, Inc., Crompton Songs, Gibb Brothers Music and others Defendant: Scott Capano, Arisleida Pagan, Jean Capano and others Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Second Circuit › Connecticut › Connecticut District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • Design Basics, LLC v. Tempest Homes LLC December 12, 2018
    Filed: December 12, 2018 as 4:2018cv00097 Defendant: Tempest Homes LLC Plaintiff: Design Basics, LLC Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Seventh Circuit › Indiana › Indiana Northern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • Correll v. SRV, LLC et al December 12, 2018
    Filed: December 12, 2018 as 2:2018cv10305 Defendant: DOES 1 through 10, The Wet Seal, LLC, SRV, LLC Plaintiff: Gemma Correll Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Ninth Circuit › California › California Central District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright

Copyright Legislation

  • Copyright Legislative Developments September 27, 2018
    Family Movie Act Clarification Act of 2018 H.R. 6816, Family Movie Act Clarification Act of 2018 introduced 9/13/2018. Click here for more information.
  • Copyright Legislative Developments September 27, 2018
    American Royalties Too Act of 2018 S. 3488, American Royalties Too Act of 2018 introduced 9/25/2018. Click here for more information.        
  • Copyright Legislative Developments September 27, 2018
    American Royalties Too Act of 2018H.R. 6868, American Royalties Too Act of 2018 introduced 9/25/2018. Click here for more information.      

Copyright Office News

  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 735 December 7, 2018
    NewsNet Issue 735December 7, 2018 U.S. Copyright Office Issues Interim Rule Updating Section 115 Compulsory License Regulations Pursuant to the Musical Works Modernization Act, title I of the recently enacted Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, the U.S. Copyright Office is issuing an interim rule to amend the Office’s existing regulations p
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 734 November 30, 2018
    NewsNet Issue 734November 30, 2018 U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Final Rule Relating to Group Registration Options for Newsletters and Serials The Copyright Office has adopted a final rule, effective December 30, 2018, to update its regulations governing group registration options for newsletters and serials. The final rule will require applicants to file
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 733 November 14, 2018
    NewsNet Issue 733November 14, 2018 U.S. Copyright Office Extends Comment Period for Rulemaking Relating to the Noncommercial Use of Pre-1972 Sound Recordings That Are Not Being Commercially Exploited On October 16, 2018, the United States Copyright Office published a notice of inquiry regarding the noncommercial use of pre-1972 sound recordings that are not

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