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  • Signature Management Team, LLC v. Doe

    Team sells materials to help individuals profit in multi-level marketing businesses. Doe anonymously runs the “Amthrax” blog, in which he criticizes multi-level marketing companies and Team. Doe posted a hyperlink to a downloadable copy of t... read more »
  • Motion Medical Technologies, LLC v. Thermotek, Inc.

    The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of judgment as a matter of law to defendants, concluding that federal law preempted ThermoTek's unfair competition claim and that ThermoTek failed to prove its damages for fraud. ThermoTe... read more »
  • Motion Medical Technologies, LLC v. Thermotek, Inc.

    The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of judgment as a matter of law to defendants, concluding that federal law preempted ThermoTek's unfair competition claim and that ThermoTek failed to prove its damages for fraud. ThermoTe... read more »

Copyright Case Dockets

  • FORESEE RESULTS, INC. et al v. AURYC, INC. et al December 6, 2017
    Filed: December 6, 2017 as 5:2017cv06973 Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Ninth Circuit › California › California Northern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • McGann v. Rogers Communications Inc. December 5, 2017
    Filed: December 5, 2017 as 1:2017cv09514 Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Second Circuit › New York › New York Southern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS, INC. v. John Doe 1 et al December 5, 2017
    Filed: December 5, 2017 as 1:2017cv02924 Plaintiff: BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS, INC. Defendant: John Doe 1, John Doe 2, John Doe 3 and others Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Tenth Circuit › Colorado › Colorado District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyrights

Copyright Legislation

  • Copyright Legislative Developments October 17, 2017
    CASE Act of 2017 H.R.3945, CASE Act of 2017, introduced 10/04/2017. Click here for more information.    
  • Copyright Legislative Developments August 4, 2017
    Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act H.R.3350, Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act, introduced July 20, 2017.  Click here for more information.  
  • Copyright Legislative Developments July 28, 2017
    CLASSICS Act H.R.3301, CLASSICS Act, introduced July 19, 2017.  Click here for more information.

Copyright Office News

  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 692 December 1, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 692 December 1st, 2017 U.S. Copyright Office Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Relating to Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices The Copyright Office has published a notice of proposed rulemaking to update its regulations governing the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 of the Copyright Act, and
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 691 November 13, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 691November 13, 2017 Secure Tests Interim Rule The United States Copyright Office has adopted a new interim rule governing its special procedure for examining secure tests. This interim rule establishes a new group registration option for secure test questions and answers and other related materials (referred to as “test items”). This option wi
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 690 November 13, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 690 November 13th, 2017 Copyright Office Publishes Interim Rule on Document Recordation Today, the U.S. Copyright Office published an interim rule amending its regulations concerning the recordation of transfers of copyright ownership, notices of termination, and other documents pertaining to copyright. On May 18, 2017, the Office issued an NPR

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  • Copyright Skirmishes From The European Snippet War - Intellectual Property Watch December 8, 2017
    Intellectual Property WatchCopyright Skirmishes From The European Snippet WarIntellectual Property WatchA new European Union ancillary copyright provision for news publishers will help them against news aggregators and platform providers, promised proponents and two panellists favouring the addition of the EU Copyright Reform at a workshop of the Justice ...
  • ARIA welcomes 'positive development' in new round of copyright reforms - The Industry Observer December 7, 2017
    The Industry ObserverARIA welcomes 'positive development' in new round of copyright reformsThe Industry ObserverWith the Copyright Amendment Bill being debated in the Australian parliament earlier this year, ARIA and Music Rights Australia formed a united front with organizations from across the content, media and sporting industries to lobby for a

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