The Abortion Debate and Copyrights: Family Planning Clinic’s Infringement Complaint Attacks Anti-Abortionist’s Use of Copyrighted Material Spliced with Graphic Images - FREE DOWNLOAD

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...

South Park and the Butt Song: A Marriage Made in Fair Use Heaven

Even the oddest compositions deserve copyright protection. But in a similar vein, even the oddest compositions beckon parody. Which brings us to the song, What What (In the Butt) . Which then brings us to the animated television show, South Park . Brownmark Films, LLC co-owns the copyright...

Oprah “Owns Fair Use” in Trademark Lawsuit Involving O Magazine and Headline Phrase "Own Your Power"

On March 6 th , the Southern District of New York dismissed a trademark lawsuit filed against Oprah Winfrey, holding that Oprah's use of the phrase "Own Your Power" did not infringe plaintiff's trademark. The court held that Oprah's use constituted fair use under 15 U.S.C. §...

Print Disabilities Support Fair Use Judgment in New York Copyright Case against Universities’ HathiTrust

Recently, the Southern District of New York granted defendants summary judgment in a copyright case attacking the HathiTrust Digital Library (HDL). The HDL, which houses digitized works from university libraries, is used for: (1) full-text searches; (2) preservation; and (3) to provide access for...

YouTube Mom Continues Misrepresentation Fight Against Administrator of Prince’s “Let's Go Crazy" Copyright

A collection of music companies will continue to defend themselves against a mother who was once accused of copyright infringement after she posted a YouTube video of her children dancing to a Prince song. A California federal court refused to grant Universal Music Corporation, Universal Music...