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S.D.N.Y. Determines Family Guy Parody Is Protected by Fair Use By Leocadie Welling – Edited by Joshua Gruenspecht Bourne Co. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation S.D.N.Y, March 16, 2009, 07 Civ. 8580 Opinion (hosted by Exclusive Rights) On March 16, 2009, Judge Batts of the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment for the defendants in a copyright infringement suit against the creators, producers and broadcasters of the television series Family Guy. Plaintiff Bourne Co. is the sole ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 22 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Mary J. Blige’s “Family Affair” Not a Copyright Violation By Jia Ryu – Edited by Anthony Kammer Jones v. Blige United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, March 9, 2009 Slip Opinion On March 9, 2009, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a Michigan district court’s grant of summary judgment for defendant, Mary J. Blige in a copyright infringement case. Plaintiffs Leonard Jones and James E. White had filed suit against Defendants Mary J. ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 12 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Motion to Keep Secret the Identities of Alleged Copyright Infringers Denied: State University of New York at Albany Forced to Reveal Students’ Identities By Tyler Lacey – Edited by Jay Gill Arista Records LLC v. Does 1-16 N.D.N.Y., February 18, 2009, No. 1:08-CV-765 Order On February 18, 2009, United States Magistrate Judge Randolph F. Treece of the Northern District of New York denied a motion to quash a subpoena that would force the State University of New York at Albany ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 23 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Non-Precedential ‘Win’ for Record Labels: 9th Circuit Denies Attorney’s Fees for Voluntarily Dismisse Defendant By Sharona Hakimi – Edited by Aaron Dulles Interscope Records v. Leadbetter, February 6, 2009,  No. 07-3582 Court of Appeals Ruling District Court Ruling On February 6, 2009, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of a W.D. Washington District Court denying defendant Dawnell Leadbetter’s motion for attorney’s fees and costs. In December of 2006 a group of recording companies voluntarily dismissed their claims against ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 14 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
RDR Books Withdraws Appeal in Harry Potter Lexicon Case RDR Books withdrew its appeal to the Second Circuit on Thursday, December 4th.  The trial court, in an opinion by Judge Patterson, had permanently enjoined its publication of a Harry Potter Lexicon book, along with awarding statutory damages to plaintiffs Warner Brothers and J.K. Rowling. Anthony Falzone, of the Stanford Fair Use Project and counsel for the defendant, released a blog post entitled “Lexicon Resurrected,” noting that RDR plans to publish ... Read More...
Posted On Dec - 8 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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