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Thompson Coburn LLP
You don't need to be a professional photographer to take a valuable photograph. A recent case demonstrates that all you need is to be in the right place, and snap a photo at the right time and the...
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that individual state governments cannot be sued for copyright infringement
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
One of the biggest rulings in music copyright law was recently issued by an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and its impact has already been felt in another high-profile case.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
On Wednesday last week, Judge Seeger in the Northern District of Illinois issued an opinion chastising Art Ask Agency for repeatedly seeking an expedited hearing on its trademark and copyright TRO...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
In 2004 - four Presidential election cycles ago - the website JibJab posted a wildly popular video in which animated versions of then-candidates...
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Ahoy, Mateys! Earlier this week, in Allen v. Cooper the United States Supreme Court held that the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act of 1990, a federal statute stripping states of their sovereign immunity from ...
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
You've formed your company, and you've qualified to do business (if you haven't, see last week's blog). But more than that, you've engaged a third-party web designer (not your employee) to create a web site for you.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
There has been some clarification through litigation, but many significant issues remain unresolved.
McDermott Will & Emery
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed that plaintiffs-appellees' temporary artwork had achieved appropriate stature to be protected by the rarely invoked...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The Philadelphia Phillies are currently in a copyright battle with the design firm Harrison/Erickson Inc., which created the beloved Phillie Phanatic.
Pryor Cashman LLP
Law360 published an article outlining the Ninth Circuit's rejection of the claim Led Zeppelin stole the introduction to "Stairway to Heaven" from a little-known 1967 instrumental ballad.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Fair use analysis requires courts to engage in a time-consuming, case-by-case examination and nuanced balancing of multiple factors, with the ultimate goal of furthering copyright's purposes.
Randy Wolfe, a guitarist in a band called Spirit, wrote the song Taurus in 1967.
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
As of December 1, 2019, it became necessary for online service providers to renew their DMCA agent designation with the U.S. Copyright Office in order to avail themselves of the protections offered by the DMCA Safe Harbor.
Dennemeyer Group
About 10 years ago, Oracle made its first move to sue Google for infringement of its IP rights of certain application programming interfaces (APIs) within its Java open-source programming language.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
In the late 1980s, the music industry faced what it considered, at the time, to be an existential threat.
McDermott Will & Emery
In many ways, copyright jurisprudence in 2019 was a study in contrasts. While certain cases represented a "back to basics" approach, answering fundamental questions
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
In the early 1980s, Jimmy Smith, an American jazz musician of some renown, recorded the album Off the Top, consisting of six instrumental jazz recordings and a spoken-word piece
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The plaintiffs are the successors in interest to the copyright in "Jimmy Smith Rap.
Pryor Cashman LLP
From Fortnite to TikTok.
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