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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...
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Kentucky Appeals Court Overturns Domain Name Seizure  By Anthony Kammer – Edited by Stephanie Weiner Vicsbingo.com v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, No 08-CI-01409 Court of Appeals Ruling (Hosted by EFF) Commonwealth of Kentucky v. 141 Internet Domain Names (original ruling)  On January 20, 2009, the Kentucky Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s order to seize 141 Internet domain names that could potentially be used as illegal “gambling devices” within the state. The appeals court granted a stay back in November, but Tuesday’s ... Read More...
Posted On Jan - 25 - 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

Harry Potter Lexicon Defendant Files Notice of Appeal Notice of Appeal (hosted by Justia) On November 7, 2008, defendant RDR Books filed a notice of appeal to the Second Circuit from the September 9, 2008 decision of the S.D.N.Y., which permanently enjoined its publication of the Harry Potter Lexicon book and awarded plaintiffs Warner Brothers and J.K. Rowling statutory damages of $6,750. Previously: Harry Potter Lexicon Found to Infringe J.K. Rowling’s Copyright

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Posted On Nov - 11 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Court Declares “Grand Theft” Crime Free By Briahna Gray – Edited by Miriam Weiler E.S.S. Entertainment 2000, Inc., v. Rock Star Videos, Inc., November 5 2008, No. 06-56237 Slip Opinion On November 5, 2008 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Central California District Court summary judgment ruling to dismiss the case brought by the operators of a Los Angeles strip club (“E.S.S.”) against Rock Star Videos (“Rockstar”), the manufacturer of the Grand Theft Auto video games, for trademark ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 10 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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