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Copyright Case Opinion Summaries

  • Naruto v. Slater

    The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of copyright infringement claims brought by a monkey over selfies he took on a wildlife photographer's unattended camera. Naruto, a crested macaque, took several photos of himself on ... read more »
  • Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc.

    Oracle’s Java platform for computer programming allows programmers to write programs that “run on different types of computer hardware without having to rewrite them for each different type.” Java Application Programming Interface (API) is a... read more »
  • Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc.

    Oracle’s Java platform for computer programming allows programmers to write programs that “run on different types of computer hardware without having to rewrite them for each different type.” Java Application Programming Interface (API) is a... read more »

Copyright Case Dockets

  • ColorTokens, Inc. v. Medovich April 24, 2018
    Filed: April 24, 2018 as 3:2018cv02444 Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Ninth Circuit › California › California Northern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyright
  • Shanghai Enjoy Information Technology Co Ltd v. InnoVideo Studio April 23, 2018
    Filed: April 23, 2018 as 3:2018cv01019 Plaintiff: Shanghai Enjoy Information Technology Co Ltd Defendant: InnoVideo Studio Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Fifth Circuit › Texas › Texas Northern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyrights
  • Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. JOHN DOE subscriber assigned IP address 108.83.186.117 April 23, 2018
    Filed: April 23, 2018 as 2:2018at00579 Plaintiff: Strike 3 Holdings, LLC Defendant: JOHN DOE subscriber assigned IP address 108.83.186.117 Cause Of Action: Copyright Infringement Court: Ninth Circuit › California › California Eastern District Court Type: Intellectual Property › Copyrights

Copyright Legislation

  • Copyright Legislative Developments March 26, 2018
    A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to provide for the payment of performance royalties to certain producers, mixers, and sound engineers of sound recordings, and for other purposes. S.2625, A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to provide for the payment of performance royalties to certain producers, mixers, and sound engineers of sound re
  • Copyright Legislative Developments March 16, 2018
    A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to implement the Marrakesh Treaty, and for other purposes S.2559, A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to implement the Marrakesh Treaty, and for other purposes, introduced 3/15/2018. Click here for more information.
  • Copyright Legislative Developments February 16, 2018
    CLASSICS Act S.2393, CLASSICS Act, introduced 2/7/2018. Click here for more information.

Copyright Office News

  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 714 April 16, 2018
    NewsNet Issue 714 April 16, 2018 Copyright Office Proposes Rule Regarding Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books The United States Copyright Office today published a proposed rule subjecting electronic-only books to mandatory deposit if a written demand is issued by the Copyright Office. The proposed rule also makes a 2010 interim rule concerning electro
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 713 April 13, 2018
    NewsNet Issue 713April 13, 2018 Catherine Zaller Rowland Named Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Public Information and Education The Acting Register of Copyrights announced April 2, 2018, the appointment of Catherine Zaller Rowland to the position of Associate Register of Copyrights and director of public information and education (PIE). In h
  • U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 712 April 11, 2018
    NewsNet Issue 712April 10, 2018 World Intellectual Property Day 2018, Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity The U.S. Copyright Office will celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with a special event on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in the historic Coolidge Auditorium in the Jefferson Building in Washington, DC. This year’s theme, a

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Copyright News

  • This RSS feed URL is deprecated April 25, 2018
    This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news
  • Sorry, PETA. Court Rules Monkeys Can't Own A Copyright - Futurism - Futurism April 25, 2018
    WCTI12.comSorry, PETA. Court Rules Monkeys Can't Own A Copyright - FuturismFuturismA court dismissed PETA's monkey selfie lawsuit this week, noting that non-humans can't hold copyrights. But what does this mean for AIs in the future?Human Wins Monkey Selfie Copyright FightClaims JournalCourt sides with human in copyright fight over monkey self
  • Restricting copyright exceptions detrimental to education, says student group - CTV News April 25, 2018
    CTV NewsRestricting copyright exceptions detrimental to education, says student groupCTV NewsThe education exception also means students are able to reference typically copyrighted material in their course work. The alliance says increased tuition costs for students and limited resources available to teachers would have a chilling effect on ...and more »

Copyright Blogs

  • Standing in Trademark Cancellation Proceedings is a “Low Threshold” April 25, 2018
    DRL Enters., Inc. v. North Atlantic Op. Co., Inc., No. 16 C 8384, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 12, 2018) (Castillo, C.J.). Judge Castillo denied plaintiff DRL’s motion for summary judgment that defendants lacked standing to seek cancellation of DRL’s trademark registrations in this appeal of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) cancellation decision reg
    R. David Donoghue
  • Computer and Internet Updates for 2018-04-24 April 25, 2018
    Canadian government response to copyright and digital policy issues https://t.co/fNcyk6xaAi 2018-04-24 Canadian government response to copyright and digital policy issues https://t.co/0Ydt96UFCb 2018-04-24 Court Denies TVAddons' Request to Dismiss US Piracy Lawsuit https://t.co/Gd9GHMfnBM 2018-04-24 Monkey in 'selfie' cannot sue for copyright,
    Barry Sookman
  • New issue of Music & Copyright April 25, 2018
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. IFPI reports big rise in recorded-music trade sales Global recorded-music trade earnings increased 8.1% last year, to $17.3bn, from $16.0bn in 2016, according to figures published by the IFPI. The rise marked the third consecutive year of
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