Description Date Docket #
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
ABS Entertainment Inc. v. CBS Corp.
United States Ninth Circuit
Copyright, Entertainment Law
In an amended opinion, reinstated musical recording owners' claims that radio broadcasters violated their state law copyrights in pre-1972 analog...
10/31/2018 16-55917
Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin
United States Ninth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Granted a new trial in a copyright case involving a claim that Led Zeppelin copied key portions of its hit Stairway to Heaven from a song written by a...
09/28/2018 16-56057
Spinelli v. National Football League
United States Second Circuit
Copyright, Media Law, Sports Law
Reinstated sports photographers' copyright infringement claims against the National Football League and the Associated Press. Seven photographers who...
09/11/2018 17-0673-cv
Tanksley v. Daniels
United States Third Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Affirmed the dismissal of a TV producer's complaint alleging that the popular Fox Television series Empire infringed his copyright in a television...
08/28/2018 17-2023
Cobbler Nevada, LLC v. Gonzales
United States Ninth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Affirmed the dismissal of a copyright infringement action brought against an individual who allegedly downloaded and distributed (i.e., pirated) a...
08/27/2018 17-35041
ABS Entertainment, Inc. v. CBS Corp.
United States Ninth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Reinstated claims for violation of California law copyrights possessed in certain musical performance sound recordings. The plaintiff copyright...
08/20/2018 16-55917

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