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Expelled Lawsuit Dropped Lennon v. Premise Media Corp. (S.D.N.Y.) The suit filed by Yoko Ono and the children of John Lennon against the producers of Expelled, a motion picture that used a clip of the song “Imagine” without permission, was withdrawn and dismissed last month.  However, Anthony Falzone, Executive Director of Stanford’s Fair Use Project and counsel for defendants, notes: [T]he right result came far too late. The mere pendency of these cases caused the film’s DVD distributor to shy ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 7 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Sixth Circuit Affirms Conviction of Counterfeit DVD Importer  By Dmitriy Tishyevich – Edited by Nicola Carah  United States v. Teh Sixth Circuit, July 31, 2008, No. 06-2371  Slip Opinion  On July 31, the 6th Circuit affirmed the conviction of Thiah Teh, who was indicted after airport officials searched his luggage and found what appeared to be 756 counterfeited DVDs and 284 counterfeited DVD sleeve packages.  Teh was found guilty and sentenced to one year of probation under 18 U.S.C. § 545, which ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 5 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Court Denies Yoko Ono Lennon’s Motion for Injunctive Relief By Nicola Carah — Edited by Evie Breithaupt Lennon v. Premise Media Corp. S.D.N.Y., June 2, 2008, No. 08cv03813 Slip Opinion The District Court for the Southern District of New York denied Yoko Ono Lennon’s motion for preliminary injunctive relief in a case involving Premise Media Corp.’s use of a fifteen-second clip of the song “Imagine” in Expelled, its controversial documentary about intelligent design. The court found that the plaintiffs ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 9 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Supreme Court Leaves in Place Eighth Circuit Test Favoring First Amendment Protection for Fantasy Sports By Dmitriy Tishyevich — Edited by Evie Breithaupt Major League Baseball Advanced Media v. C.B.C. Distribution and Marketing 8th Circuit, Oct 16, 2007, cert. denied June 2, 2008 Eighth Circuit Opinion, Supreme Court Order On June 2, the Supreme Court denied petition for a writ of certiorari from Major League Baseball Advanced Media (“MLB”). MLB had sought to appeal the Eighth Circuit’s decision, which held ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 8 - 2008 2 Comments READ FULL POST
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