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Copyright Case Opinion Summaries

  • Cambridge University Press v. Albert

    Plaintiffs, three publishing houses, alleged that members of the Board of Regents at GSU infringed their copyrights by maintaining a policy which allows GSU professors to make digital copies of excerpts of plaintiffs' books available to stud... read more »
  • Code Revision Commissioner v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc.

    The annotations contained in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA), authored by the Georgia General Assembly and made an inextricable part of the official codification of Georgia's laws, may not be copyrighted by the State of Georgia... read more »
  • Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin

    The Ninth Circuit vacated the district court's judgment for Led Zeppelin in a copyright infringement suit alleging that Led Zeppelin copied "Stairway to Heaven" from the song "Taurus," written by Spirit band member Randy Wolfe. The panel hel... read more »

Copyright Case Dockets

  • Melissa Scott v. Bobbi Jones et al October 18, 2018
    Filed: October 18, 2018 as 5:2018cv02219 Defendant: Michael Evans, Bobbi Jones, Tina Pereida Plaintiff: Melissa Scott Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Ninth Circuit › California › California Central District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • Martinka v. PennWell Corporation October 18, 2018
    Filed: October 18, 2018 as 4:2018cv00541 Plaintiff: Paul Martinka Defendant: PennWell Corporation Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Tenth Circuit › Oklahoma › Oklahoma Northern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • Hirsch v. Barstool Sports, Inc. October 18, 2018
    Filed: October 18, 2018 as 1:2018cv09579 Defendant: Barstool Sports, Inc. Plaintiff: Steven Hirsch Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Second Circuit › New York › New York Southern 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 731 October 17, 2018
    NewsNet Issue 731October 17, 2018 U.S. Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Inquiry on Registration Modernization The U.S. Copyright Office has published a notice of inquiry requesting written comments on how to improve the regulations and practices related to the registration of copyright claims in the digital age. The Office’s registration services are vita
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 730 October 16, 2018
    NewsNet Issue 730October 16, 2018 U.S. Copyright Office Issues Interim Rule and Notice of Inquiry Regarding Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Pursuant to the Classics Protection and Access Act, title II of the recently-enacted Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (“MMA”), the Copyright Office has issued an interim rule and notice of inquiry regarding
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 729 October 15, 2018
    NewsNet Issue 729October 15, 2018 U.S. Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule to Streamline Cable, Satellite, and DART Electronic Royalty Payment Processes and the Administration of DART Royalty Accounts The U.S. Copyright Office has adopted a final rule to streamline the administration of digital audio recording technology royalty accounts and electronic royalt

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  • Filmmaker Urges Open Road Bankruptcy Judge to Unpause 'Nightcrawler' Copyright Lawsuit - Hollywood Reporter October 20, 2018
    Hollywood ReporterFilmmaker Urges Open Road Bankruptcy Judge to Unpause 'Nightcrawler' Copyright LawsuitHollywood ReporterA Utah-based indie filmmaker doesn't think Open Road's bankruptcy should delay the trial in his copyright infringement lawsuit over Nightcrawler, according to a Friday filing. Richard Dutcher in 2015 sued Bold Films, O
  • Report: NJPW Reevaluating Copyright Claims On GIFs - Mandatory October 19, 2018
    MandatoryReport: NJPW Reevaluating Copyright Claims On GIFsMandatoryYesterday New Japan Pro-Wrestling got on the bad side of some makers of NJPW GIFs by claiming copyright of the posts. This resulted in one popular Twitter account getting suspended due to receiving too many copyright complaints in a short timespan.

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