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Jonathan Zavin

Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Agence France Presse v. Morel

Agence France Presse v. Morel - USDC, S.D. New York, August 13, 2014 - District court upholds jury’s award of maximum statutory copyright damages of $1.2 million, plus $20,000 in DMCA damages, finding sufficient...more

8/22/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement DMCA Photographs

Wilson v. The Walt Disney Co. - USDC, N.D. California, July 30, 2014

Wilson v. The Walt Disney Co. - USDC, N.D. California, July 30, 2014: Identifying numerous similarities, the court allowed the plaintiff filmmaker to pursue a claim that Disney’s teaser trailer for Frozen infringed on...more

8/8/2014 - Copyright Infringement Disney Film Industry Independent Films Infringement Movies

CBS Broadcasting Inc. v. FilmOn.com, Inc.

CBS Broadcasting Inc. v. FilmOn.com, Inc. - USDC, S.D.N.Y., July 24, 2014: District court issues second contempt finding against unauthorized content redistributor FilmOn.com, finding that FilmOn.com violated...more

8/1/2014 - ABC v Aereo Broadcasting CBS Consent Order Contempt Copyright Copyright Infringement Entertainment Industry FilmOn Injunctions Redistribution SCOTUS Technology Television Broadcast Stations The Copyright Act

Curtis v. Illumination Arts, Inc.

Curtis v. Illumination Arts, Inc. - USDC, W.D. Wa., July 17, 2014 - District court grants default judgment in copyright action and awards $50,000 in statutory damages against defendant publishers per book...more

7/25/2014 - Books Breach of Contract Copyright Copyright Infringement Publishing Copyrights

Leveyfilm, Inc. v. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC

U.S.D.C., Northern District of Illinois, July 8, 2014 - Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC and related entities obtained summary judgment in copyright infringement action brought by owner of photograph used as album...more

7/18/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Music

American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc.

American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc. - U.S. Supreme Court, June 25, 2014: U.S. Supreme Court holds that Aereo’s near-contemporaneous transmission of broadcast television programs over Internet to subscribers...more

7/3/2014 - ABC ABC v Aereo Aereo Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Infringement Public Performance Rights SCOTUS The Copyright Act

Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust

Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust - USCA, Second Circuit, June 10, 2014: Second Circuit rules that doctrine of “fair use” allows consortium of university libraries to create full-text searchable database of copyrighted...more

6/20/2014 - Authors Guild Books Copyright Copyright Infringement Fair Use HathiTrust Internet

Adobe Systems Inc. v. Kornrumpf - USCA, Ninth Circuit, June 2, 2014

Adobe Systems Inc. v. Kornrumpf - USCA, Ninth Circuit, June 2, 2014: Ninth Circuit affirms grant of partial summary judgment in favor of Adobe Systems Inc., holding that first sale doctrine was not available as defense...more

6/13/2014 - Adobe Copyright Copyright Infringement Dell First Sale Doctrine Hewlett-Packard Infringement License Agreements Trademarks

Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - United States Supreme Court, May 19, 2014: Resolving circuit split concerning applicability of laches to copyright claims, U.S. Supreme Court reverses Ninth Circuit ruling that...more

5/23/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Equitable Estoppel Estoppel Laches MGM Petrella v. MGM SCOTUS Statute of Limitations The Copyright Act

Effie Film, LLC v. Murphy

Effie Film, LLC v. Murphy - USCA Second Circuit, May 7, 2014 - Second Circuit affirms grant of declaratory judgment to producer of film based on same historical facts as those underlying defendant's screenplay,...more

5/16/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Independent Films

White v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

White v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation - USCA, Ninth Circuit, May 2, 2014 - Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of copyright infringement claims related to Farrelly brothers’ films and television show,...more

5/9/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Twentieth Century Fox

Minden Pictures, Inc. v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Minden Pictures, Inc. v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. - USDC, N.D. Cal., April 29, 2014: California district court holds that dismissal of copyright action for lack of statutory standing did not divest the court of...more

5/9/2014 - Attorney's Fees Copyright Copyright Infringement Jurisdiction Section 505 The Copyright Act

Psihoyos v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Psihoyos v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. - USCA Second Circuit, April 4, 2014: Second Circuit adopts “discovery rule” for accrual of copyright infringement claims, affirms dismissal of infringement claims with respect to...more

4/11/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Copyright Office Discovery Rule Jury Awards Statutory Damages The Copyright Act

Alaska Stock, LLC v. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. - USCA Ninth Circuit, March 18, 2014

Alaska Stock, LLC v. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. - USCA Ninth Circuit, March 18, 2014: Ninth Circuit holds that copyright registration of database of stock photography successfully registered component...more

3/28/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Copyright Office Photographs

Dhillon v. Doe

Dhillon v. Doe - USDC N.D. California, February 25, 2014: Plaintiff, an attorney and the vice chairperson of the California Republican Party, brought suit against MungerGames.net, a website critical of the California...more

3/14/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement

Gardner v. CafePress, Inc. - USDC S.D. California, February 26, 2014

Gardner v. CafePress, Inc. - USDC S.D. California, February 26, 2014 : Defendant CafePress operates a website that allows users to upload images for printing on products that others can purchase, such as T-shirts....more

3/14/2014 - CafePress Copyright Copyright Infringement Internet Retailers Metadata

Gold Glove Productions, LLC v. Handfield - USDC C.D. California, February 24, 2014

Gold Glove Productions, LLC v. Handfield - USDC C.D. California, February 24, 2014 - In Depth - District court grants summary judgment to defendant film company on issue of substantial similarity, finding...more

3/7/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Independent Films Substantially Similar

Garcia v. Google, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, February 26, 2014

Garcia v. Google, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, February 26, 2014 - In Depth - Ninth Circuit panel rules that Google must remove Innocence of Muslims video from YouTube, concluding that plaintiff actress,...more

3/7/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Google Irreparable Harm YouTube

Pringle v. Adams - USCA Ninth Circuit, February 21, 2014

In October 2010, Bryan Pringle sued The Black Eyed Peas, music producers David Guetta and Fred Riesterer, and their respective music publishers and record companies for copyright infringement. Pringle claimed that The Black...more

2/28/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Music Music Industry

Williams v. Black Entertainment Television, Inc. - USDC E.D. New York, February 14, 2014

Pro se plaintiff Charles Williams brought an action for copyright infringement against defendants Viacom, Inc.; Black Entertainment Television LLC s/h/a BET Networks; A&E Television Networks, LLC; Apple, Inc.; Netflix, Inc.;...more

2/21/2014 - Apple Copyright Copyright Infringement Entertainment Industry Internet Netflix Television Programming Viacom

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- January 31, 2014: Fox Broadcasting...

Ninth Circuit issues amended opinion affirming denial of plaintiff broadcasting companies’ motion for preliminary injunction against Dish Network over Dish Network’s network television recording product, finding that...more

2/11/2014 - Breach of Contract Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Infringement Dish Network Entertainment Industry Motion Picture Industry

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- January 30, 2014

Smith v. Sunshine Sound Enterprises, Inc., USCA, 11th Circuit, January 22, 2014 - Eleventh Circuit reverses dismissal of estate’s claims for copyright infringement, holding that songwriter who assigned his legal rights...more

1/31/2014 - Copyright Infringement Estate Claims Intellectual Property Litigation Ownership of Works Ripeness Standing Work-For-Hire

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks - January 27, 2014

Moore v. Lightstorm Entertainment, USDC, D. Maryland, January 17, 2014 - District court grants summary judgment dismissing screenwriter’s copyright infringement claims against producers of motion picture Avatar,...more

1/28/2014 - Anti-SLAPP Avatar Copyright Infringement Intellectual Property Litigation James Cameron Lindsay Lohan Motion Picture Industry Movies

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- January 16, 2014

Inhale, Inc. v. Starbuzz Tobacco, Inc., USCA, Ninth Circuit, January 9, 2014 - In copyright infringement action, Ninth Circuit affirms district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants, sellers of...more

1/17/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Useful Article

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- January 9, 2014

Bouchat v. Baltimore Ravens Limited Partnership, USCA Fourth Circuit, December 17, 2013 - Fourth Circuit affirms grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants NFL and Baltimore Ravens, finding that use of team’s...more

1/10/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Entertainment Industry Motion Picture Industry NFL Television Broadcast Stations The Copyright Act

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