The Ninth Circuit took a overly minimalist view of copyright’s de minimis defense, finding that a photo stored on an inaccessible web server doesn’t qualify.
Recent decisions suggest courts are losing patience with those who bring dubious copyright infringement claims as part of their business models.
In a 91-page report and recommendation, a magistrate judge finds that the new version of the Philadelphia Phillies’ mascot falls within the “derivative works exception” to copyright termination. But questions still remain.
Instagram fights a class action in California, while a New York court rejects a settled embedding defense. Is it time to think about life after the server test?
As a new case involving Dwight Yoakam illustrates, serving a copyright termination notice is fraught with potential pitfalls, and mistakes come easy and often. Can the "harmless error" doctrine save the day?
The actor, who claims he's never used cannabis in his life, objects to Solar Therapeutics' unpermitted use of both the copyrighted Borat character and his own likeness.
The judge rejects a claim that SiriusXM violated the right of publicity by broadcasting old Howard Stern shows featuring "Stuttering John" Melendez's name, voice and likeness.
The First Circuit rules that the classic 1960 board game "The Game of Life" was created as a work made for hire. Here's why it matters.
In a new development in the ongoing legal saga over photo embedding, Instagram has been hit with a class action lawsuit. Do the plaintiffs have a case?
Rachel Dolezal, the woman accused of misrepresenting her racial background, has filed a new infringement lawsuit against CBS Interactive. Is she weaponizing copyright?
"Saturday Night Live's" literal beat down of "The Muppet Show" so closely resembled the classic Jim Henson characters that some viewers thought the Muppets had really made an appearance on the show. Did SNL go too far?