IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - December 7, 2011

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•Brownmark Films LLC v. Comedy Partners

•Hanover Architectural Service, P.A. v. Christian Testimony-Morris, N.P.

Brownmark Films LLC v. Comedy Partners, USDC E.D. Wisconsin, November 30, 2011

•District court awards defendants attorneys’ fees after finding that use of plaintiff’s video on the television series “South Park “was a parody protected by the fair-use defense, but reduces amount of fee award to account for plaintiff’s financial circumstances.

Hanover Architectural Service, P.A. v. Christian Testimony-Morris, N.P., USDC D. New Jersey, November 29, 2011

•District court denies defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s copyright infringement and DMCA claims related to copyrighted architectural design plans, holding that defendants failed to demonstrate that they had an implied nonexclusive license to use the plans and that copyright management information (CMI), the removal or alteration of which is prohibited by the DMCA, is not limited to components of automated or technological copyright protection or management systems.

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