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  • Smith v. Thomas

    In 2012, Smith, a recording artist called Bigg Robb, wrote and recorded “Looking for a Country Girl” and registered his copyright. Thomas, called Bishop Bullwinkle, another Southern Soul musician, used the first 12 seconds of "Looking" as th... read more »
  • 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 »

Copyright Case Dockets

  • Dermansky v. US Healthcare Journals, LLC February 11, 2019
    Filed: February 11, 2019 as 2:2019cv01279 Plaintiff: Julie Dermansky Defendant: US Healthcare Journals, LLC Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Fifth Circuit › Louisiana › Louisiana Eastern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • Roberts v. Kinetic Koncepts, LLC February 11, 2019
    Filed: February 11, 2019 as 2:2019cv01278 Defendant: Kinetic Koncepts, LLC Plaintiff: Zachary Roberts Cause Of Action: - Ownership of Copyright Court: Fifth Circuit › Louisiana › Louisiana Eastern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • Dermansky v. US Healthcare Journals, LLC February 11, 2019
    Filed: February 11, 2019 as 3:2019cv00091 Plaintiff: Julie Dermansky Defendant: US Healthcare Journals, LLC Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Fifth Circuit › Louisiana › Louisiana Middle 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 746 February 8, 2019
    NewsNet Issue 746February 8, 2019 Copyright Office Applauds United States Joining the Marrakesh Treaty Today, the United States officially joined the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled (“Marrakesh Treaty”) by depositing its instrument of ratification with the World
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 745 February 5, 2019
    NewsNet Issue 745February 5, 2019 U.S. Copyright Office Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding the Noncommercial Use Exception to Unauthorized Uses of Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Pursuant to the Classics Protection and Access Act, title II of the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA), the Copyright Office has issued a notice of pro
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 744 February 1, 2019
    NewsNet Issue 744February 1, 2019 Copyright Office Announces Additional Roundtable for Section 512 Study The U.S. Copyright Office is announcing that it will hold a one-day public roundtable on April 8, 2019, in Washington, DC, to gather further input for its study on section 512. The roundtable will allow interested members of the public to address relevant

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