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BWP Media USA Inc. v. Polyvore, Inc.
United States Second Circuit
Media Law, Cyberspace Law, Copyright
Revived a media company's claim that a popular website infringed its copyright in certain photographs of famous celebrities. The website, which...
04/17/2019 16‐2825‐cv
Erickson Productions, Inc. v. Kast
United States Ninth Circuit
Cyberspace Law, Copyright
Affirmed that a business owner contributorily infringed copyrighted photographs by displaying them on his website. However, remanded for further...
04/16/2019 15-16801
Manhattan Review, LLC v. Yun
United States Second Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Held that the defendants were entitled to an award of attorney fees in a Copyright and Lanham Act lawsuit after they prevailed by asserting a...
03/25/2019 17‐4046‐cv
VHT, Inc. v. Zillow Group, Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Cyberspace Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Copyright
In a copyright infringement lawsuit against the real estate website Zillow, reversed a judgment after a jury trial, in part. A photography studio...
03/15/2019 17-35587
Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com
United States Supreme Court
Media Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Held that a copyright claimant may not commence an infringement suit until the Copyright Office registers the copyright. The plaintiff, a news...
03/04/2019 17–571
Rimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle USA, Inc.
United States Supreme Court
Attorney's Fees, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Held that the Copyright Act authorizes federal district courts to award a prevailing party only the six categories of costs specified in the general...
03/04/2019 17–1625
Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi Inc.
United States Second Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Affirmed a finding of copyright infringement, in a lawsuit that involved copyrighted music recordings resold through an internet platform. The suit...
12/12/2018 16‐2321
Bell v. Vacuforce, LLC
United States Seventh Circuit
Copyright, Sanctions, Attorney's Fees
Affirmed sanctions imposed against a defense attorney for filing a frivolous motion seeking prevailing party attorney fees. Held that it was baseless...
11/14/2018 18-1159
Wilson v. Dynatone Publishing Co.
United States Second Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Held that a copyright ownership claim was timely filed. The statute of limitations was not triggered by the defendants' act of registering their...
11/14/2018 17‐1549
Fahmy v. Jay-Z
United States Ninth Circuit
Copyright, Entertainment Law
In an amended opinion, held that an Egyptian musical composer's heir could not sue the rapper Jay-Z and other defendants for copyright infringement....
11/01/2018 16-55213

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