IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - January 19 2011


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• Barefoot Architect, Inc. v. Bunge

• Cabell v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.

Barefoot Architect, Inc. v. Bunge, USCA Third Circuit, January 14, 2011

In a copyright infringement action, the Third Circuit holds that a written memorandum need not be contemporaneous to validate a prior oral transfer of a copyright, but rules that there must be extrinsic evidence demonstrating that the prior oral transfer actually took place....

Cabell v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., USDC S.D. New York, January 7, 2011

In copyright infringement action against producers of the motion picture You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, court awards defendants $1,000 in attorney’s fees after considering plaintiff’s financial circumstances....

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