IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - June 29, 2011


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•Cabell v. Sony Pictures Entertainment

•Glen E. Friedman v. Thierry Guetta

Cabell v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, USCA Second Circuit, June 24, 2011

•Circuit court affirms summary judgment in favor of defendants, motion picture producers, in copyright infringement case, finding that no plausible basis exists for a reasonable jury to find substantial similarity to plaintiff’s works, and also affirming dismissal of state law unfair competition claim as preempted by the Copyright Act.

Glen E. Friedman v. Thierry Guetta, USDC C.D. California, May 27, 2011

•District court grants summary judgment in favor of plaintiff copyright owner, finding that defendant’s works, all of which contained altered reproductions of a photograph of the music group Run-DMC taken by plaintiff, were substantially similar plaintiff’s work and were not entitled to fair use protection.

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