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Family Planning Clinic Infringement Lawsuit Attacks Anti-Abortionist's Use Of Copyrighted Material With Graphic Images - FREE DOWNLOAD
Posted on 23 May 2011 by Travis Burchart

On May 12, Northland Family Planning Clinic, Inc. filed a copyright action against the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR). Northland provides reproductive health care to women, including abortions. The CBR, a California non-profit, opposes abortions... Read More

Are Facebook And MySpace Messages Subject To Discovery?
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by Doug Cornelius

In the recent case of Crispin v. Audigier , a California judge ruled that Facebook and MySpace messages that aren't publicly available are protected information under the Stored Communications Act, and therefore can't be subpoenaed for use in... Read More

Blurred Lines: Some Recent High Notes In Musical Copyright Infringement Litigation
Posted on 19 Mar 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The other week, the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines” made legal news when a California federal jury slapped singer Robin Thicke and music producer Pharrell Williams with a $7.3 million damage award in a copyright infringement action brought by... Read More

Judge Grants YouTube Summary Judgment On Viacom's $1 Billion Infringement Claim
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by Mark Rogers

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A "general awareness" of infringing activity on its Web site is not sufficient to find YouTube Inc. guilty of any copyright infringement claims, a New York federal judge ruled June 23, granting the online video-sharing... Read More

Copyright Challenge to “We Shall Overcome”
Posted on 1 Dec 2016 by Gabriela Nolen

On November 21, 2016, Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a ruling with respect to the protest song “We Shall Overcome.” The plaintiffs (the We Shall Overcome Foundation and Butler... Read More

He Who Laughs Last
Posted on 4 Jun 2018 by Gabriela Nolen

Robert Alexander Kaseberg has been a freelance writer and comedy writer for over twenty years. Although he has never been staffed or credited as a writer on any television show, he has written articles and jokes that have appeared in publications such... Read More

California Federal Judge Awards California Woman $6,462,600 Against Former Boyfriend Who Engaged In Revenge Porn After Relationship Ended
Posted on 7 May 2018 by Gabriela Nolen

A California woman who dated a man in Philadelphia found herself to be the victim of revenge porn when their relationship ended in the Spring of 2013. The woman, identified in court documents only under the pseudonym Jane Doe, claimed that David K. Elam... Read More

8th Circuit Reinstates $222,000 Statutory Damages Against File Sharer
Posted on 12 Sep 2012 by Melissa Ritti

ST. PAUL, Minn. - (Mealey's) Determining that a jury award of $222,000 from almost five years ago was constitutional, an Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 11 reinstated the award in favor of a group of six plaintiff record labels... Read More

Dismissal of "Monkey Selfies” Case Affirmed
Posted on 7 May 2018 by Gabriela Nolen

In a copyright infringement case involving a crested macaque known as Naruto, who allegedly took several photographs of himself (“monkey selfies”) with a wildlife photographer’s camera, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth... Read More

BMG Awarded $25 million Against Internet Service Provider Infringer
Posted on 6 Mar 2018 by Gabriela Nolen

In an opinion issued on February 1, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit concluded that Cox Communications was not entitled to the safe harbor defense contained in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The opinion was... Read More

Star Trek Fan Film Boldly Going Before a Jury
Posted on 12 Jan 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

On January 3, 2017, Judge R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued a ruling in a copyright infringement case regarding the science fiction franchise Star Trek . The plaintiffs, Paramount Pictures... Read More

Oracle Sues Google For Patent Infringement
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. - (AP) Oracle Corp. said Thursday it has filed a patent and copyright-infringement lawsuit against Google Inc. Oracle said in a statement that Google's Android system for mobile phones infringes on its patented Java technology... Read More