IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - April 6, 2011


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• Muller v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

• Canal+ Image UK Ltd. v. Lutvak

Muller v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., USDC S.D. New York, March 30, 2011

• In a copyright infringement case, court grants the defendants’ summary judgment motion, finding no actual copying of the copyrighted work or improper appropriation of the protectable elements in the copyrighted work.

Canal+ Image UK Ltd. v. Lutvak, USDC S.D. New York, March 29, 2011

• In copyright infringement action, court grants defendants’ motion to dismiss, concluding that no reasonable jury could find that defendants’ musical is substantially similar to plaintiff’s film, and that plaintiff’s contract claim is preempted.

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