9th Circuit Affirms: Use Of 'Ed Sullivan Show' Clip Was Fair Use

9th Circuit Affirms: Use Of 'Ed Sullivan Show' Clip Was Fair Use

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge properly granted summary judgment to a copyright infringement defendant, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled March 11 in a case it deemed "a good example of why the fair use doctrine exists" (SOFA Entertainment Inc. v. Dodger Productions Inc. et al., No. 10-56535, 9th Cir.).

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