Posts Tagged: fair use


Copyright litigation in 2016 saw rise in textile plaintiffs, decline in file sharing cases

The most active defendants in copyright lawsuits include department store chain Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST), which was named as a defendant in 276 cases. Following Ross Stores …
By Steve Brachmann
3 months ago 2

Second Circuit rules against Luis Vuitton in trademark parody case

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the Southern District Court of New York in Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. My Other Bag, …
By Matt Scyoc
4 months ago 0

Real-Life Star Trek Battle of Axanar Is Heating Up

A copyright infringement battle of intergalactic proportions between Plaintiffs CBS and Paramount Pictures, and the company (along with its principal Alec Peters) looking to produce the crowdfunded …
By Dan Bonilla
4 months ago 34

Tiffany & Co. Successfully Asserts Trademark Infringement Claims Against Costco

On October 5, 2016, a jury in Tiffany and Co. v. Costco Wholesale Corp. – litigated before Judge Swain of the Southern District Court of New York – awarded Tiffany & Co. (…
By Matt Scyoc
5 months ago 0

Year End Review: Insiders Reflect on the Biggest Copyright and Trade Secret Moments of 2016

It is one again time to take a moment to look back on the year that was, reflecting on the biggest, most impactful moments of 2016. For us …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 2

Recent study on lost copyright royalties may reopen WTO case on Section 110 exemptions in U.S.

A recent report from French consulting firm PMP Conseil made waves in the media for indicating that public performance exemptions in U.S. copyright law, such as …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 0

Using ‘Borrowed’ Images in Your Blog

An engaging image, be it a photograph or other graphic, can capture the reader’s attention and drive interest in an online post. Bloggers, especially, are well …
By Leonard Marquez
10 months ago 1

What is a patent and where do patent rights come from?

A patent is a proprietary right granted by the Federal government pursuant to laws passed by Congress. The Congressional power to authorize patents is found in Article …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 2

Fair Use in the Digital Age: Reflections on the Fair Use Doctrine in Copyright Law

Judge Leval found fair use and ruled in favor of the defendants. However, this was quickly reversed and remanded by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals under …

Dancing Baby Center of Test Case Over Bad DMCA Takedown Requests

In February 2007, Stephanie Lenz uploaded a 29-second video of her son dancing in her kitchen to the Prince song “Let’s Go Crazy” to YouTube. Universal Music …
By Brian Focarino
2 years ago 2

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 …
By Adrienne Kendrick
4 years ago 0

Google Settles Copyright Dispute with Belgian Newspaper

This case started back in 2006, when the newspaper publishers took Google to court, stating that the popular search engine was infringing on their copyright. They had been …
By Corinne Kerston
4 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 …

Court Green-lights Copyright Class Action against Google

In order to establish copyright infringement, a plaintiff must show: (1) ownership of a valid copyright, and (2) copying of constituent elements of the work that are original. Judge …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

U.S. Copyright Law Basics for Educators

With the new school year rapidly approaching I thought I might take this opportunity to provide some answers to questions I am frequently asked relating to copyrights …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2