IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - September 9, 2011


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•Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, et al. v. Gannett Co., et al.

•Oracle USA, Inc. v. SAP AG

Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, et al. v. Gannett Co., et al., USCA Seventh Circuit, August 24, 2011

•Seventh Circuit holds that state governing body for middle and high school athletic programs does not violate the First Amendment rights of Gannett Co, and other newspapers, by granting an exclusive license to a third party to stream entire post-season tournament games.

Oracle USA, Inc. v. SAP AG, USDC, N.D. California, September 1, 2011

•District court reduces $1.3 billion jury verdict in a copyright infringement case to $272 million, finding that there was insufficient evidence for the jury to base its award on a “hypothetical copyright license.”

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