Ip/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - May 5, 2011

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• Montz v. Pilgrim Films & Television, Inc.

Montz v. Pilgrim Films & Television, Inc., USCA Ninth Circuit, May 4, 2011

• On en banc rehearing, Ninth Circuit vacates earlier decision of three-judge panel and holds that the Copyright Act does not preempt plaintiffs’ state law claims for breach of implied contract and breach of confidence, even where the use of an idea is conditioned on the granting of a partnership interest in the proceeds of the production, rather than the payment of money.

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