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  • Small Justice LLC v. Xcentric Ventures LLC

    In these consolidated appeals, the First Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision to (1) dismiss Plaintiffs’ claims under Massachusetts law for libel and intentional interference with prospective contractual relations, (2) bar portions of Plaintiffs’ Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 93A claim from going forward, and (3) award attorney’s fees and costs to Defendant. These consolidated appeals concerned a lawsuit that involved a number of claims arising under federal read more »
  • Small Justice LLC v. Xcentric Ventures LLC

    In these consolidated appeals, the First Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision to (1) dismiss Plaintiffs’ claims under Massachusetts law for libel and intentional interference with prospective contractual relations, (2) bar portions of Plaintiffs’ Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 93A claim from going forward, and (3) award attorney’s fees and costs to Defendant. These consolidated appeals concerned a lawsuit that involved a number of claims arising under federal read more »
  • DRK Photo v. McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC

    The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for defendants in a copyright infringement action. The panel held that DRK, a stock photography agency that markets and licenses images created by others to publishing... read more »

Copyright Case Dockets

  • Dermansky v. Connected Ventures, LLC October 18, 2017
    Filed: October 18, 2017 as 1:2017cv08041 Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Second Circuit › New York › New York Southern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • PREMIUM SPORTS INC. v. Fontes et al October 18, 2017
    Filed: October 18, 2017 as 2:2017cv08587 Plaintiff: PREMIUM SPORTS INC. Defendant: Augusto Fontes, Jose Simoes, Paul Francisco and others Cause Of Action: Fed. Question Court: Third Circuit › New Jersey › New Jersey District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyrights
  • Binuya v. Directv, LLC October 18, 2017
    Filed: October 18, 2017 as 1:2017cv08014 Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Second Circuit › New York › New York Southern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright

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 686 October 12, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 686October 12, 2017 Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Establish a Group Registration for Unpublished Works The United States Copyright Office is proposing to create a new group registration option for a limited number of unpublished works. The proposed rule would replace the current “unpublished collections” registration option. Among other thi
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 685 October 4, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 685October 4, 2017 Copyright Office Reports Results of Public Inquiry on Mass Digitization Pilot Program The U.S. Copyright Office has submitted a letter to Congress reporting the results of the Office’s public inquiry on establishing a pilot program to facilitate the mass digitization of books and other copyrighted works. The inquiry followed
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 684 September 29, 2017
    NewsNet Issue 684September 29, 2017 U.S. Copyright Office Releases Updated Version of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition Acting Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple Claggett today released an updated version of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition. It is available on the Office’s website at https://www

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  • Weed some, lose some - VICE News October 20, 2017
    Weed some, lose someVICE NewsWeedora, an illegal weed delivery firm in Toronto, has been served a cease and desist letter from Foodora, the international legal food delivery service, which claims the cannabis company is breaching its copyright. “They have been upset for two weeks.
  • Clearing up some misconceptions about copyright infringement | Expert column - Virginian-Pilot October 20, 2017
    Virginian-PilotClearing up some misconceptions about copyright infringement | Expert columnVirginian-PilotIn the U.S., almost everything created after April 1989 is copyrighted and protected whether it has a notice or not. The default you should assume for other people's work is they are copyrighted and may not be copied unless you know otherwise. MYTH:
  • Author Who Lost Copyright Case Over The Da Vinci Code In The US In 2007 Looks To Revive It In The UK In 2017 - Techdirt October 19, 2017
    Author Who Lost Copyright Case Over The Da Vinci Code In The US In 2007 Looks To Revive It In The UK In 2017TechdirtAuthor Dan Brown is certainly not a stranger to copyright claims and lawsuits over his bestseller The Da Vinci Code. Not long after publishing the book in 2003 to wide acclaim, several legal actions took place against Brown and his publisher, a

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