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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
This case is a "twofer": not only does it involves a not-so-jolly dispute over copyright ownership of a holiday song; it also offers a refresher in Civil Procedure.
Pryor Cashman LLP
On April 12, 2018, the lawsuit brought against pop superstar Bruno Mars and producer Mark Ronson and others by the band Collage, which claimed the duo's Grammy-winning hit "Uptown Funk"...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In a 2-1 vote, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the jury verdicts of Thicke and Williams.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The ANA-4A's JPC on Broadcast Talent Union Relations notified JPC authorizers that the current collective bargaining agreement between the JPC and the American Federation of Musicians, which covers union musicians'...
Davis & Gilbert
In a much-anticipated decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to overturn a 2015 jury verdict that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' hit "Blurred Lines" infringed on Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up."
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
On March 21, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a jury verdict finding that Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" infringed upon Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."
Jones Day
The Decision: The Ninth Circuit upheld the district court decision finding Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke's song "Blurred Lines" infringed the copyright in Marvin Gaye's song "Got To Give It Up."
Fenwick & West LLP
In my own prosecution practice I've noted a recent uptick in the allowance rate of many examiners in the 36XX art units, with several examiners that had hitherto never allowed a single case allowing multiple cases ...
Withers LLP
On December 15, 2017, the District Attorney for New York County, New York, formed a new unit within the District Attorney's Office that will focus on stolen antiquities.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
In one of the most important decision to date applying the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA) since its adoption, on February 12, 2018, New York's Eastern District awarded $6.75 million in statutory damages to 21 aerosol artists whose works were intentionally destroyed by the owner of the buildings on which they were painted.
Womble Bond Dickinson
Julie Hopkins, Vice President, and Adam Holofcener, Executive Director, of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, convened on the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday, February 22, 2018, for Maryland Arts Day.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
A New York federal court recently ordered a real estate developer to pay $6.75 million for whitewashing aerosol artists' works located at the famed 5Pointz site in Long Island City.
Proskauer Rose LLP
It was a tragedy. The 1977 plane crash that killed Ronnie Van Zant and Steven Gaines almost ended the band Lynyrd Skynyrd forever. In the wake of the crash, the survivors swore an oath never again to perform as "Lynyrd Skynyrd."
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
This is a story about two works of art designed to appeal to the dolphin lover that lives within each of us. The plaintiff's (on the left in the accompanying image) is in pen and ink ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Recently, a settlement was reached in a lawsuit over the intellectual property rights in a body of thousands of works of visual art created by a husband and wife duo. The case delved into complicated questions about the ownership of copyright interests that should be top of mind to all artists who collaborate with others. Here's what you need to know.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The music industry came out on top in one of its first attempts to hold an internet service provider liable for its subscribers' unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing
Jones Day
One PRO petitioned a federal district court, asking the court to declare that its consent decree does not require full-work licensing.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Great dances are not created in a vacuum. A choreographer's instruments are her dancers; she often uses her dancers to experiment with new choreography and to craft new choreographic works of art.
Womble Bond Dickinson
The way listeners consume music has greatly changed in the past 10-15 years, but songwriter compensation hasn't kept up with that innovation.
Pryor Cashman LLP
In late 2017, days before Spotify allegedly planned to commence its initial public offering, Wixen Music Publishing filed a $1.6 billion lawsuit for copyright infringement against the streaming service giant.
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Jones Day
One PRO petitioned a federal district court, asking the court to declare that its consent decree does not require full-work licensing.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
On March 21, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a jury verdict finding that Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" infringed upon Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."
Pryor Cashman LLP
On April 12, 2018, the lawsuit brought against pop superstar Bruno Mars and producer Mark Ronson and others by the band Collage, which claimed the duo's Grammy-winning hit "Uptown Funk"...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In a 2-1 vote, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the jury verdicts of Thicke and Williams.
Davis & Gilbert
In a much-anticipated decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to overturn a 2015 jury verdict that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' hit "Blurred Lines" infringed on Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up."
Jones Day
The Decision: The Ninth Circuit upheld the district court decision finding Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke's song "Blurred Lines" infringed the copyright in Marvin Gaye's song "Got To Give It Up."
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The ANA-4A's JPC on Broadcast Talent Union Relations notified JPC authorizers that the current collective bargaining agreement between the JPC and the American Federation of Musicians, which covers union musicians'...
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
In one of the most important decision to date applying the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA) since its adoption, on February 12, 2018, New York's Eastern District awarded $6.75 million in statutory damages to 21 aerosol artists whose works were intentionally destroyed by the owner of the buildings on which they were painted.
Proskauer Rose LLP
It was a tragedy. The 1977 plane crash that killed Ronnie Van Zant and Steven Gaines almost ended the band Lynyrd Skynyrd forever. In the wake of the crash, the survivors swore an oath never again to perform as "Lynyrd Skynyrd."
BakerHostetler
Golden Crown Publishing, LLC, the publishing company behind Freddie GZ's song Turn Down for What, sued Lil Jon and DJ Snake in the Southern District of New York, alleging that their hit song by the same name infringes on Golden Crown's copyright.
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