IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - March 2, 2011


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• WPIX, Inc. v. ivi, Inc.

• Latimore v. NBC Universal, Inc.

WPIX, Inc. v. ivi, Inc., USDC S.D. New York, February 22, 2011

• In a copyright infringement action, the court preliminarily enjoined defendant from streaming television broadcasts to paying subscribers through the internet, holding that defendant is not a “cable system” under Section 111 of the Copyright Act and does not qualify for a compulsory license to perform copyrighted content.

Latimore v. NBC Universal, Inc., USDC S.D. New York, February

• In copyright infringement action relating to the reality television show The Biggest Loser, court grants defendants’ motion for summary judgment after finding no substantial similarity between plaintiff’s written treatment and defendants’ show.

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