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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
District Court Extends TRO Against RealDVD Until Nov. 17th By Andrew Ungberg –- Edited by Jon Choate RealNetworks, Inc. v. DVD Copy Control Ass’n N.D. Cal., October 7, 2008, No. C 08 04548 HRL Court Docket provided by Justia On Tuesday, October 7th, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel announced she would not disturb a temporary restraining order in place against RealNetworks (“Real”), pending a preliminary injunction hearing in mid-November.  The order blocks Real from selling RealDVD, a software program that allows ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 14 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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against the producers of Expelled, a motion picture that used a clip of the song “Imagine” without permission, was withdrawn and dismissed last month.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
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