Posts Tagged: copyright litigation


Jury Tells Robin Thicke to Give it Up

Thicke maintains that the Gaye family doesn't own a genre, a style, or a groove and he’s right. The Gayes point out no other musicians or …
6 months ago 5

How Sweet it is to be Sued by You (for copyright infringement)

Marvin Gaye enjoyed tremendous success during this decade and his song Got to Give it Up topped the charts in 1977. Fast forward nearly forty years to 2013, when …
6 months ago 23

‘Happy Birthday to You’ Copyright Challenged in Class Action

[O]ne production company has decided to take this battle to the courts in the hopes of overturning what it feels are misappropriated copyright protections… The evidenced …
1 year ago 0

Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye Because He’s Infringing?

Recently I was driving around between appointments and flipping through radio stations on Sirius XM. I came across a song that at first I thought was the …
2 years ago 29

Dr. Phil Sues Gawker Media for Copyright Infringement

As briefly discussed above, Peteski brought this action against Deadspin because Deadspin copied the Dr. Phil show that had an exclusive interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo. Tuiasosopo is …
2 years ago 0

District Court Dismisses Copyright Suit Against Lexis, Westlaw

White dropped his class certification request in an amended complaint and sought to receive an unspecified amount in damages on the basis that his copyrighted legal briefs …
3 years ago 0

Target, Walmart Win Copyright Litigation Over Zebra Pattern

Meridian Textiles filed a copyright claim against Topson Downs, Target and Wal-Mart (collectively called Defendant in court documents), claimed the used fabric designs that are solely theirs. …
3 years ago 0

Replica Batmobile on Trial for Copyright, Trademark Infringement

The Batmobile namesake owners are doing battle over replicas of this very car. DC Comics, a subsidiary of Warner Bros., is pushing a lawsuit against California custom …
3 years ago 0

Oblon Signs Five Year Deal with Copyright Clearance Center for Its Annual Copyright License

The answer to why a patent law firm would be taking a blanket copyright license may well be found in the old saying about a penny of …
3 years ago 5

DC Comics Wins Battle for the Rights to The Man of Steel

The decision in this case means that DC Comics will retain all the rights to the Superman characters and can continue to use them in books, movies …
3 years ago 0

Stan Lee Media Sues Disney Over Marvel Characters

In a battle for the superheroes, an federal complaint alleging copyright infringement was filed on October 9, 2012 in the United States Federal District Court for the District of …
3 years ago 0

Copyright Fair Use Cases of the United States Supreme Court

October overwhelmingly means one thing in the legal world. No, not Halloween, although to some it may seem just as scary. Every October the United States Supreme …
3 years ago 5