F. Paul Pittman

F. Paul Pittman

Sedgwick LLP

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Aereo Loses Battle with Broadcasters Over Online Television Programming

In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court ruled on June 29, 2014 that Aereo Inc.’s online service that broadcasts television programming over the Internet infringed on the exclusive right of television broadcasters...more

7/18/2014 - ABC ABC v Aereo Aereo Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Infringement Public Performance Rights SCOTUS The Copyright Act

Ninth Circuit Finds Individual Performance in Film May Be Copyrightable

Recently in Garcia v. Google, 743 F.3d 1258 (9th Cir. 2013), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted an actress’ request to remove a provocative film from YouTube, because the film, in which she appeared for five seconds,...more

5/5/2014 - Actors Copyright Google Independent Films YouTube

Green Day Leaves Street Artists Screaming

Gone are the days where live music performances consist solely of flashing lights, backup dancers and pyrotechnics. Today’s artists utilize massive video screens to coordinate descriptive images with their music. The...more

10/17/2013 - Copyright Fair Use Infringement Music Industry Trademarks Transformativeness

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