IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - November 3, 2011

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•Bethesda Softworks, L.L.C. v. Interplay Entertainment Corp.

•Tiwari v. NBC Universal, Inc.

Bethesda Softworks, L.L.C. v. Interplay Entertainment Corp., USCA Fourth Circuit, October 26, 2011

•Appeals court affirms district court’s denial of motion for preliminary injunction, holding that (1) the fact that defendant contractually agreed that a breach of the contract would cause irreparable harm does not bind the court, (2) the possible loss of exclusive rights alone does not constitute irreparable harm, and (3) irreparable harm cannot be presumed for preliminary injunctions (any more than for permanent injunctions) in copyright cases.

Tiwari v. NBC Universal, Inc., USDC N.D. California, October 25, 2011

•District court denies defendant’s motion to dismiss federal constitutional and state-law claims related to defendant’s television show “To Catch A Predator,” rejecting defendant’s First Amendment defense.

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