The only thing scarier than a slasher flick is a lawsuit. Here are some of the greatest copyright horror stories, featuring such classics as "Nightmare on Elm Street," "Halloween," "Dracula," "Ghostbusters" and ... a creepy McDonalds character?
Does a copyright termination by Sonny Bono's heirs trump Cher's marital settlement agreement? Copyright and family law intersect in Cher v. Bono.
More than a century before feuds over kidney donation stories captivated the internet, Mark Twain and his friend Edward House battled over a stage adaptation of “The Prince and the Pauper.”
Marvel is battling copyright termination notices over some of its most famous and valuable characters. Here's what it all means.
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.