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Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over Copyright Restoration, Public Domain Works
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Formerly copyrighted works or never copyrighted works that have fallen into the public domain become the property of the public, a Stanford University professor told the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 5 ( Lawrence Golan, et... Read More

Supreme Court Vacates, Remands in Dispute over Textbook Copyrights
Posted on 27 Mar 2013 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Citing its ruling last week in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons Inc. (568 U.S. ___ [2013] ( subscribers may access Supreme Court briefs and the opinion for this case) ), the U.S. Supreme Court on March 25 granted... 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

Supreme Court Sides With Government In Dispute Over Public Domain Works
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Congress did not exceed its authority in enacting Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA), which extended protection to foreign works that would otherwise fall into the public domain, a divided U.S. Supreme... Read More

In Copyright Infringement Action, U.S. Supreme Court Review Sought To Determine Damages When Profits Are Fixed, Such As In A WrestleMania Event
Posted on 26 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Anthony Dash, a musician, asserted that he was entitled to damages for copyright infringement after Floyd Mayweather, Jr. used a song written by Dash when he entered an arena during a WrestleMania XXIV event. Dash contended that he was never informed... Read More

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari In First Sale Copyright Dispute
Posted on 16 Apr 2012 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court agreed April 16 to again address the question of whether a foreign-made work can be resold within the United States without the permission of a copyright holder ( Supap Kirtsaeng, d/b/a BlueChristine99... Read More

Bankruptcy Debtor Sought U.S. Supreme Court Review After Notice Was Not Given To Its Shareholders When ‘Conan The Barbarian’ Stock Was Sold
Posted on 7 Apr 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On March 19, 2014, Stan Lee Media, Inc., a bankruptcy debtor, filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court. The debtor sought to protect the rights of its shareholders. It alleged that a portion of its stock that related to the copyrights... Read More