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IN THE UNITED STATES
FOR THE NORTHERN
DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
and COACH SERVICES, INC.,
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CHARLIE'S OF ILLINOIS, INC.
CHARLIE'S FLEA MARKET,
SAI YUJ CHEN,
GING FANG CHEN...
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
COACH, INC. and COACH SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiffs, Case No.
THE BUYER'S MARKET, INC., AN ILLINOIS
CORPORATION, d/b/a BUYER'S FLEA
MARKET, and DOES 1 through100,
Roughly three years ago, in the United States District Court
for the Southern District of New York, Viacom sued YouTube and Google for
copyright infringement. Three years and
thousands of man-hours of discovery later, we have reached the end of the
beginning in a case that may well set the standard...
Architectural drawings are not entitled to a great deal of protection
under the United
States copyright laws , but to the extent a drawing contains a
creative, original combination or arrangement of spaces and design
elements, the work will be entitled to some level of copyright
Gasper, an adult movie actor, was the president and sole
shareholder of Jules Jordan Video (JJV), the creator of the videos in which
Gasper appeared. Gasper and JJV filed a copyright action against defendants, alleging
that they had copied and sold copyrighted adult DVDs owned by JJV or Gasper and...
By Mary LaFrance
In MDY Indus., LLC v. Blizzard Ent., Inc. , 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 25424 (Dec. 14, 2010), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] , a case arising out of the multiplayer online game World of Warcraft (WoW),...
Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc. v. Bryan
Louisiana, December 7, 2010
Click here for a copy of the full decision .
copyright infringement action, court allows plaintiff to use defendants'
projected future profits as a factor in its monetary award calculation
By Nicole Rizzo Smith
In the world of technology
titans, SAP has landed itself on the naughty list this year. In a
copyright infringement action brought by Oracle against rival SAP for
stealing software and customers, a federal jury last month awarded
Oracle $1.3 billion, the largest copyright...
A licensee's right
to exclude 3 rd party use does not amount to an "exclusive right" for
the purposes of copyright infringement standing,
according to the Seventh Circuit, and dismissal with prejudice is the appropriate
ruling when standing is lacking under the Copyright Act.
On May 12 th , Northland
Family Planning Clinic, Inc. filed a copyright action against the Center for
Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR). Northland provides reproductive healthcare
to women, including abortions. The CBR, a California non-profit, opposes
abortions. Northland alleges that the CBR's anti...
Rachel Kane, owner of WTForever21.com, recently received
a cease-and-desist letter from clothing retailer Forever 21 . Apparently,
the retailer is not amused by Kane's sartorial criticism and has accused her of
engaging in "trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition
If intellectual property were a sovereign nation, patents might form the capital whereas copyrights might form a province (along with trademarks). The argument for this would be that original works of authorship are subordinate to patents and inventions. Assuming, without admitting, that this is true...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's)
The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a petition for certiorari by a
Massachusetts man who was found liable for copyright infringement related to
his sharing of 30 songs on peer-to-peer (P2P) websites, making no comment on the
petitioner's argument that the U...
By Alison Aubry Richards
In Gaylord v. United States , decided on May 14, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a significant ruling relating to the determination of copyright damages. The court held that determination of the market value of the infringing use of a copyright...
Last month, Faulkner Literary Rights filed a copyright case
against Sony Pictures Classics, accusing Sony of infringing a quote from
William Faulkner's book, Requiem for a
Nun . The original quote, "The past
is never dead. It's not even past," was allegedly used in Woody Allen's...
The UK Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the
case of Public Relations Consultants Association Limited (PRCA) and the
Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) & Ot hers. Whilst expressing the view
that merely viewing copyright material online (as opposed to downloading or
printing that material...
If you've attended Toronto's Fashion Week, it's likely
that you've come away from the tent with a strong desire to wear a carpet to
your next cocktail party. If you haven't been to Toronto Fashion Week, let me
explain. Korhani is a Canadian carpet and rug manufacturer. For the...
NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) Citing the “significant public benefits” offered by the Google Books project, Judge Denny Chin of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, sitting by designation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, on Nov. 14 dismissed copyright...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The defense of laches cannot serve as a bar to allegations of copyright infringement, an attorney for the holder of renewal rights in the screenplay “The Raging Bull” told the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 21 ( Paula Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc...
Who is the author of an actor's recorded performance? This question rarely arises in practice, because motion picture producers insist that all creative participants sign work-made-for-hire agreements. When this detail is overlooked, however, all bets are off, and attempts to assert authorship...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 22 heard oral arguments in a copyright infringement case pitting a group of broadcast television companies and the U.S. government against Aereo Inc., a company that provides Internet-based digital video recorder (DVR) services...
Under what circumstances does a copyright owner's exclusive public performance right extend to retransmissions of television broadcasts that embody the copyrighted work? In Aereo ( ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., cert. granted, 134 S.Ct. 896 (U.S. Jan. 10, 2014) [lexis.com subscribers may access...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) A divided U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that a petitioner’s copyright infringement claim against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM) is not subject to the affirmative defense of laches because her claim was brought within the three-year statute of limitations...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) A U.S. Supreme Court majority today found that the Internet transmission of copyrighted broadcast television programs provided by Aereo Inc. constitute public performances per the “transmit clause” of the Copyright Act, reversing the Second Circuit...