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Copyright Case Opinion Summaries

  • BWP Media USA Inc. v. Polyvore, Inc.

    BWP appealed the district court's memorandum and order granting summary judgment to Polyvore on BWP's copyright claims for direct and secondary infringement and denial of BWP's cross-motion for summary judgment on direct infringement. BWP's ... read more »
  • BWP Media USA Inc. v. Polyvore, Inc.

    BWP appealed the district court's memorandum and order granting summary judgment to Polyvore on BWP's copyright claims for direct and secondary infringement and denial of BWP's cross-motion for summary judgment on direct infringement. BWP's ... read more »
  • Erickson Productions, Inc. v. Kast

    Defendant appealed a jury verdict finding that he vicariously and contributorily infringed Erickson's copyrighted images by displaying them on his website and did so willfully. This case arose when defendant hired a website developer, Only W... read more »

Copyright Case Dockets

  • Greenberg et al v. Dentsu McGarry Bowen LLC et al April 16, 2019
    Filed: April 16, 2019 as 1:2019cv03374 Plaintiff: Jill Greenberg Studio, Inc., Jill Greenberg, Feminist Pigs LLC Defendant: The Clorox Company, Dentsu McGarry Bowen LLC Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Second Circuit › New York › US District Court for the Southern District of New York Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • BELL v. MARRIOTT, LLC April 16, 2019
    Filed: April 16, 2019 as 1:2019cv01505 Plaintiff: RICHARD N. BELL Defendant: MARRIOTT HOTEL SERVICES, INC., MARRIOTT, LLC Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Seventh Circuit › Indiana › US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • LIFECELL IP HOLDINGS, LLC et al v. Cosmedique, LLC et al April 16, 2019
    Filed: April 16, 2019 as 0:2019cv60978 Plaintiff: South Beach Skincare, Inc., LIFECELL IP HOLDINGS, LLC Defendant: Cosmedique, LLC, Global Media Group, LLC Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Eleventh Circuit › Florida › US District Court for the Southern District of Florida 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 762 April 11, 2019
    NewsNet Issue 762April 11, 2019 Electronic Copyright Office (eCO) System Users Must Update Their Passwords Every Sixty Days Beginning April 14, 2019, users of the Electronic Copyright Office (eCO) system will need to reset their passwords every sixty days. Users who attempt to login with a password that has already expired will be taken directly to a screen
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 761 April 9, 2019
    NewsNet Issue 761April 9, 2019 U.S. Copyright Office Issues Final Rule 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 final rule regarding the noncomme
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 760 April 5, 2019
    NewsNet Issue 760April 5, 2019 Copyright Office Launches Strategic Plan 2019–2023 The U.S. Copyright Office released today its strategic plan that sets priorities of the Office for the next five years. The plan describes how the Office will streamline and improve the efficiency of services while actively participating in discussions, both national and intern

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