IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - December 1, 2011


In This Issue:

Table of Contents:

•Figure Eight Holdings, LLC v. Dr. Jay's, Inc.

•Seltzer v. Green Day, Inc., et al.

Figure Eight Holdings, LLC v. Dr. Jay's, Inc., USDC C.D. California, November 18, 2011

•District court awards defendants attorneys’ fees for successful defense, finding plaintiff’s claims were unreasonable in light of the dissimilarity of the two works, and the unreasonableness alone supported an award of attorneys’ fees.

Seltzer v. Green Day, Inc., et al., USDC C.D. California, November 17, 2011

•Court awards defendants attorneys’ fees for successful fair-use defense to copyright infringement action, finding that the purpose of the Copyright Act and the objective unreasonableness of the claim alone justified an award of fees.

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