IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks -- January 11, 2012


Table of Contents:

•Liberty Media Holdings, LLC v. Tabora

•Pollick v. Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Liberty Media Holdings, LLC v. Tabora, USDC S.D. California, January 4, 2012

•District court in California dismisses copyright infringement action alleging Florida-based defendant unlawfully distributed plaintiff’s copyrighted adult movie over peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol for lack of personal jurisdiction, finding that defendant did not personally direct his activities to California.

Pollick v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., USDC E.D. Michigan, January 5, 2012

•District court denies defendant’s motion for reconsideration of dismissal of copyright infringement action involving dispute between designers of “diaper jeans” and “jeans diapers,” holding that diapers, when viewed as a whole, were not substantially similar.

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