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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

Jury Awards Oracle $1.3 Billion In Copyright Dispute
Posted on 24 Nov 2010 by Mark Rogers

OAKLAND, Calif. - (Mealey's) After an 11-day trial, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Nov. 23 determined that Oracle USA Inc. was entitled to $1.3 billion in actual damages in the form of a fair market value... Read More

Proskauer Rose LLP On The Righthaven Lawsuits: What Is Fair Use Of Online Publications?
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by Jeff Neuburger

By Jeff Neuburger of Proskauer Rose LLP Righthaven LLC is an intellectual property enforcement firm that was formed by a group of copyright attorneys and Stephens Media , the publisher of the Law Vegas Review-Journal. The company has been making a... Read More

Supreme Court Takes Up Patent Inventorship Dispute
Posted on 1 Nov 2010 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Four months after inviting the views of the U.S. solicitor general, the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 1 agreed to hear a case that could better define the rights of federal contractor universities in patent disputes arising... Read More

Settlement Rejected In Google Library Project Copyright Case
Posted on 23 Mar 2011 by Melissa Ritti

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A federal judge on March 22 refused to endorse a proposed settlement of copyright infringement allegations surrounding the Google Library Project (GLP) ( Authors Guild, et al. v. Google Inc. , No. 05-Civ-8136, S.D. N.Y.). ... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Copyright Dispute Over First-Sale Doctrine
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The reach of the Copyright Act's first-sale doctrine, codified at 17 U.S. Code Section 109(a), was debated Nov. 8 by an eight-member panel of the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute over watches lawfully manufactured abroad and sold... Read More

Warner Bros. Counterpunches In Round 2 Of Copyright Lawsuit Involving Tyson, Tattoos, 'Hangover II'
Posted on 26 May 2011 by Travis Burchart

Two recent filings in the Mike Tyson tattoo/ Hangover II copyright lawsuit have shed some light on the relevant and novel issues to be addressed. On May 20, Warner Brothers filed its motion/memorandum in opposition to tattoo artist, S. Victor Whitmill's... Read More

What Do Peter Pan And The NCAA Have In Common? A Primer On Student-Athlete Images, The NCAA And Video Games
Posted on 24 Feb 2011 by Travis Burchart

In the story Peter Pan , Peter loses his shadow and is forced to chase it down in order to reattach it. A shadow isn't very substantive, but like any person, Peter wants his back because it is his shadow and his property. We take our shadows for granted... Read More

Harry Potter's U.S. Publisher Sued For Alleged Copyright Infringement
Posted on 28 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - The trustee of the estate of the late English author Adrian Jacobs on July 13 filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Harry Potter's U.S. publisher, Scholastic Inc., for alleged infringement... Read More

Band Penalized For Copied Riff In 'Down Under' Hit
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SYDNEY - (AP) A judge ordered Australian band Men at Work on Tuesday to hand over a portion of the royalties from their 1980s hit "Down Under," after previously ruling its distinctive flute riff was copied from a children's campfire song... Read More

Judge Tosses Mattel Lawsuit Related To Bratz Doll Case
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A state court judge has tossed a lawsuit by toy giant Mattel Inc. that accuses its rival MGA Entertainment Inc. of fraudulently transferring millions in funds to avoid paying anticipated judgments in litigation over ownership of the... Read More

New York Court: Keep Internet Copyright Disputes At Home
Posted on 25 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. - (AP) New York's top court ruled Thursday that publishers should file Internet copyright infringement lawsuits in courts where their businesses are located, even if alleged copyright violations occurred elsewhere. The Court of Appeals... Read More

California Trial Wrapping Up In Spat Over Bratz Copyright
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A doll designer conceived and began developing the popular, multi-billion dollar Bratz doll line while working for toy giant Mattel Inc. before taking the idea to a relatively new company that went on to build a thriving, competitive... Read More

Chinese Court Hears Novelist's Google Lawsuit
Posted on 27 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BEIJING - (AP) A Chinese novelist's lawsuit against Google over its online library is going ahead in court after settlement talks failed. Mian Mian, known for lurid tales of sex, drugs and nightlife, filed suit in October after her latest book, "Acid... Read More

Google Vows Quicker, Tougher Copyright Enforcement
Posted on 3 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Google Inc. is promising to do a better job of weeding out copyright violations on the Internet. As part of a crackdown announced Thursday, the Internet search leader said it will respond to complaints about pirated material posted... Read More