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Brodeur v. Atlas Entertainment Inc. - Calif. Appeal Court, 2nd Dist., Div. 8, June 6, 2016

Appellate court reverses denial of anti-SLAPP motion brought by producers and distributors of “American Hustle,” holding that film dialogue regarding environmental author’s statement about microwave ovens was in connection with…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury

Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons Inc. - U.S. Supreme Court, June 16, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court holds “objective reasonableness” of losing party’s position is important factor but not controlling one in considering award of attorneys’ fees under Copyright Act. Graduate student Supap Kirtsaeng, a…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Mayimba Music Inc. v. Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC - USDC, S.D. New York, June 9, 2016

District court awards defendants $400,000 in legal fees in copyright infringement suit over Shakira’s hit song “Loca,” in which plaintiff’s claims were shown to be based on fabricated evidence. In 2012, Mayimba Music sued…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Capitol Records LLC v. Vimeo LLC - USCA, Second Circuit, June 16, 2016

In copyright infringement suit against user-generated video website Vimeo, Second Circuit holds that DMCA safe harbor protections apply to pre-1972 sound recordings, and that Vimeo is entitled to DMCA protections even though its…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Conflict of Laws, Intellectual Property

Trade Secrets Now Federally Protected Intellectual Property

Some of the most valuable intellectual property that companies own — their trade secrets — now enjoy federal protection, alongside patents, trademarks and copyrights. Designed to strengthen and supplement the protection of trade…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

VMG Salsoul LLC v. Ciccone - USCA, Ninth Circuit, June 2, 2016

Ninth Circuit breaks from Sixth Circuit in music copyright infringement case over a 0.23-second horn segment in Madonna’s pop hit “Vogue,” holding that de minimis copying exception applies to copyrighted sound…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

ABS Entertainment Inc. v. CBS Corp.- USDC, C.D. California, May 30, 2016

CBS defeats claims that it infringed copyrights in pre-1972 sound recordings by performing recordings on radio broadcasts, successfully arguing that it performed only post-1972 remastered versions of recordings and that those…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Order Entered Against Private Equity Fund Adviser for Broker-Dealer Activity

Under the notoriously ill-considered Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, previously exempt advisers to private equity funds are subject to Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements and…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

SEC Provides Additional Guidance Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently provided additional guidance regarding the kinds of non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial measures that may be used by SEC registrants in financial…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

FTC to Examine Testing and Evaluation of Disclosures

The Federal Trade Commission last week announced plans to examine the efficacy of disclosures that companies make in a variety of circumstances, including advertising and privacy-related disclosures. As part of its plans, the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

FDA Regulatory and Compliance Monthly Recap – May 2016

FDA draft guidance provides recommendations on use of electronic health record data in clinical trials - The draft guidance provides recommendations on deciding whether and how to use EHRs as a source of data in clinical…more
| Consumer Protection, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Brumley v. Albert E. Brumley & Sons Inc. - USCA, Sixth Circuit, May 16, 2016

Sixth Circuit concludes that author’s 1975 assignment of gospel song “I’ll Fly Away” was subject to 2008 termination notice, notwithstanding subsequent 1979 assignment of rights by late composer’s wife…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Plenty of high-tech surprises in store for sports fans

Constant and rapid advances in technology transform how fans watch sports, and while tech-savvy fans are always looking ahead for the next big thing to deepen their connection with their favorite sports teams and athletes,…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Recent FTC Settlements Spotlight Hidden Ways to Hook Unwary Consumer

Brands of all kinds are increasingly using “influencers” or “brand ambassadors” to promote their brand’s products in blog posts and on social media platforms. But no matter whether they are style influencers with a fierce…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Paramount Pictures Corp. v. Axanar Productions, Inc. - USDC, C.D. California, May 9, 2016

District court denies motion to dismiss copyright infringement claims against producers of unauthorized “Star Trek” films that incorporate numerous elements of famous motion picture and television franchise, including Klingon…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property
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