IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - March 23, 2011

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• Dawes-Ordonez v. Forman

• Cariou v. Prince

• Arista Records LLC v. Lime Group LLC

Dawes-Ordonez v. Forman, USCA Eleventh Circuit, March 17, 2011 (not for publication)

• Court of appeals affirms award of attorney’s fees to defendant who prevailed in copyright infringement action because plaintiff did not provide notice to defendant of alleged infringement before filing suit, and orders sanctions against plaintiff because appeal is frivolous....

Cariou v. Prince, USDC S.D. New York, March 18, 2011

• Court holds that defendant’s use of plaintiff’s photographs to create “appropriation art” is not a fair use because it does not comment on the original photographs and is not transformative; court also holds that gallery that exhibited and sold defendant’s “appropriation art” is directly, vicariously and contributorily liable for copyright infringement.....

Arista Records LLC v. Lime Group LLC, USDC S.D. New York, March 10, 2011

• In copyright infringement litigation against peer-to-peer network, court limits plaintiffs to one award of statutory damages per song infringed....

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