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?
The studio argues that a complaint seeking an accounting of profits from its planned Rin Rin Tin film doesn't arise under the Copyright Act.
Nirvana has been sued for using an illustration from a 1949 translation of Dante’s “Inferno” on band merchandise. Here's why determining the copyright status of old foreign works can be a hellish undertaking.
The Andy Warhol Foundation (AWF) is asking the Second Circuit to reconsider its recent fair use ruling over Warhol's “Prince Series,” arguing that the decision “threatens to render unlawful many of the most historically significant artistic works of the last half-century.”