IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - September 28, 2011


Table of Contents:

•DiTocco v. Riordan

•Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. v. WTV Systems, Inc.

DiTocco v. Riordan, USDC, S.D. New York, September 20, 2011

District court dismisses copyright suit, holding as a matter of law that no substantial similarity existed between the protectable elements of plaintiffs’ book and defendants’ books and film.

Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. v. WTV Systems, Inc., USDC C.D. California, August 1, 2011

District court grants plaintiff motion picture studios’ motion for preliminary injunction against operators of online video service, finding that plaintiffs had established likelihood of success on claims that service violated their exclusive rights to publicly perform their copyrighted works and caused irreparable harm, including loss of revenue and interference with licensing agreements.

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