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•Brownmark Films, LLC v. Comedy Partners, et al.
•Warner Bros. Entertainment et al. v. X One X Productions, Inc., et al.
Brownmark Films, LLC v. Comedy Partners, et al., USDC Eastern District of Wisconsin, July 6, 2011
•District court dismisses plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim, holding, on a motion to dismiss, that defendants’ parody of plaintiff’s music video in their animated comedy television series constitutes fair use.
Warner Bros. Entertainment et al. v. X One X Productions, Inc., et al., USCA Eighth Circuit, July 5, 2011
•Circuit court affirms a permanent injunction restricting defendants’ depictions of copyrighted film characters derived from images in the public domain, allowing only a faithful reproduction, in whole or in part, of the uncopyrighted public domain images.
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