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  • Shame on You Productions, Inc. v. Banks

    In May 2014, Defendants distributed the film Walk of Shame. Weeks earlier, SOYP sent letters to Defendants alleging that the film included elements copied from a screenplay, "Darci’s Walk of Shame," written by SOYP’s president, Rosen; that R... read more »
  • Stevens v. CoreLogic, Inc.

    The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for CoreLogic in an action brought under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Plaintiffs, professional real estate photographers, alleged that CoreLogic removed copyr... read more »
  • Wilson v. Dynatone Publishing Co.

    Plaintiffs, members of a musical group called "Sly Slick & Wicked," filed suit alleging that Dynatone and others collected royalties from the sampling of their song, "Sho' Nuff" in 2013 and that plaintiffs were entitled to those royalty paym... read more »

Copyright Case Dockets

  • Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Doe June 23, 2018
    Filed: June 23, 2018 as 1:2018cv01873 Plaintiff: Strike 3 Holdings, LLC Defendant: John Doe Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement (definitions) Court: Fourth Circuit › Maryland › Maryland District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyrights
  • Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Doe June 23, 2018
    Filed: June 23, 2018 as 1:2018cv01872 Plaintiff: Strike 3 Holdings, LLC Defendant: John Doe Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement (definitions) Court: Fourth Circuit › Maryland › Maryland District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyrights
  • Griffin v. Sheeran June 22, 2018
    Filed: June 22, 2018 as 18-1862 Plaintiff - Appellee: Kathryn Townsend Griffin, Helen McDonald, The Estate of Cherrigale Townsend Defendant - Appellee: Edward Christopher Sheeran, personally known as Ed Sheeran, Atlantic Recording Corporation, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, LLC Defendant: Warner Music Group Corp., DBA Asylum Records Intervenor - Appellant: Struc

Copyright Legislation

  • Copyright Legislative Developments June 1, 2018
    ACCESS to Recordings ActS. 2933, ACCESS to Recordings Act, introduced 5/23/2018. Click here for more information.  
  • Library of Congress GDPR Notification May 25, 2018
    Attention subscriber to bulletin services from the Library of Congress: As you may be aware, on May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation EU (2016)/679 (GDPR) came into force in all EU member states. The GDPR applies to “personal data,” meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified by re
  • Copyright Legislative Developments May 14, 2018
    Music Modernization ActS. 2823, Music Modernization Act introduced 5/10/2018. Click here for more information.  

Copyright Office News

  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 723 June 21, 2018
    NewsNet Issue 723June 21, 2018 U.S. Copyright Office Extends Deadline for Comments on Proposed Fee Schedule The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking that recommends the adoption of a new fee schedule with proposed changes to fees for services in the foll
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 722 [CORRECTION] June 18, 2018
    NewsNet Issue 722June 18, 2018 U.S. Copyright Office Extends Comment Periods for Proposed Rules on Group Registration of Serials and Newsletters On May 17, 2018, the United States Copyright Office published two notices of proposed rulemaking and requests for comments concerning proposed updates to the regulations governing the group registration of serials a
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 722 June 18, 2018
    NewsNet Issue 722June 18, 2018 U.S. Copyright Office Extends Comment Periods for Proposed Rules on Group Registration of Serials and Newsletters On May 17, 2018, the United States Copyright Office published two notices of proposed rulemaking and requests for comments concerning proposed updates to the regulations governing the group registration of serials a

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    This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news
  • Internet World on Edge Over Proposed EU Copyright Bill - GTP Headlines (press release) (blog) June 25, 2018
    GTP Headlines (press release) (blog)Internet World on Edge Over Proposed EU Copyright BillGTP Headlines (press release) (blog)Critics warn EU copyright bill will halt user-generated content. A proposed EU copyright law that if enforced will require all websites to check all posts for copyright violations has the entire Internet community on edge. The Europea
  • Setlist: Copyright, Touts, Prince - Complete Music Update June 25, 2018
    Setlist: Copyright, Touts, PrinceComplete Music UpdateCMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including the European Parliament's JURI Committee passing article thirteen of the new copyright directive, FanFair calling on Google to stop ...

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