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Copyright Case Opinion Summaries

  • Parker v. Winwood

    In 1965, in Memphis, Tennessee, Plaintiffs wrote the song Ain’t That a Lot of Love and registered it with the U.S.Copyright Office. The following year, in London, England, brothers Mervyn and Steve Winwood, members of the Spencer Davis Group... read more »
  • Kaffaga v. The Estate of Thomas Steinbeck

    This appeal stemmed from the parties' longstanding dispute over the literary works of John Steinbeck. In this case, a federal jury in Los Angeles unanimously awarded plaintiff, as executrix of Elaine's estate (Elaine was the widow of Steinbe... read more »
  • Yamashita v. Scholastic Inc.

    When the existence of a license is not in question, a copyright holder must plausibly allege that the defendant exceeded particular terms of the license. The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment in favor of Scholastic in an ... read more »

Copyright Case Dockets

  • Smart Study Co., Ltd. v. Golden Palm Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a GP Toys October 16, 2019
    Filed: October 16, 2019 as 2:2019cv08895 Plaintiff: Smart Study Co., Ltd. Defendant: Golden Palm Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a GP Toys Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Ninth Circuit › California › US District Court for the Central District of California Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • Creative Photographers, Inc. v. Penske Media Corporation et al October 16, 2019
    Filed: October 16, 2019 as 2:2019cv08892 Defendant: DOES 1 through 10, Penske Media Corporation Plaintiff: Creative Photographers, Inc. Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Ninth Circuit › California › US District Court for the Central District of California Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • Creative Photographers Inc. v. Idolator.com, et al October 16, 2019
    Filed: October 16, 2019 as 2:2019cv08898 Defendant: Does 1 through 10, Idolator.com Plaintiff: Creative Photographers, Inc. Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Ninth Circuit › California › US District Court for the Central District of California Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright

Copyright Legislation

  • U.S. Copyright Office, Subscriber Notice September 4, 2019
    Subscriber Notice You are receiving this notice because you subscribe to NewsNet or one of our other email or RSS bulletins. Beginning tomorrow, your subscription will be migrated to a separate U.S. Copyright Office account. You will receive another bulletin after your subscription has been migrated. You do not need to take any action, but please be aware th
  • 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 Office News

  • U.S. Copyright Office, Subscriber Notice September 4, 2019
    Subscriber Notice You are receiving this notice because you subscribe to NewsNet or one of our other email or RSS bulletins. Beginning tomorrow, your subscription will be migrated to a separate U.S. Copyright Office account. You will receive another bulletin after your subscription has been migrated. You do not need to take any action, but please be aware th
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 777 September 3, 2019
    NewsNet Issue 777September 3, 2019 Kimberley A. Isbell Appointed Deputy Director of Policy and International Affairs Register of Copyrights Karyn A. Temple has appointed Kimberley A. Isbell as deputy director of policy and international affairs at the United States Copyright Office. Her appointment is effective September 1, 2019. In her position, Isbell will
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 776 July 29, 2019
    NewsNet Issue 776July 29, 2019 U.S. Copyright Office Opens Chief of Operations Search The U.S. Copyright Office announces the search for a chief of operations. The chief of operations is a principal advisor to the Register of Copyrights on all aspects of operations and planning and is responsible for coordinating and directing certain operational activities

Copyright Regulations

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Copyright Blogs

  • Court Order Complaint to Google October 17, 2019
    To: Google LLC From: Amy Feldman Plaintiff may serve this injunction on any Internet search engine with a request that they, to the extent not already done, temporarily disable, de-index or delist the specific URLs identified on Schedule “B” hereto, which are used by Defendants to promote, offer for sale, and/or sell goods bearing counterfeits and/or infring
  • DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google October 17, 2019
    To: Google LLC From: 3ants D&S
  • DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google October 17, 2019
    To: Google LLC From: MUSO.com Anti-piracy

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