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.”
The release of a new film in the "Predator" franchise may hinge on an obscure but increasingly important aspect of copyright termination.
The Supreme Court's long-awaited decision finds that Google's copying of Oracle's Java API was fair use. Should creators of more traditional content be concerned?
In a retreat from its Cariou decision, the Second Circuit finds that Andy Warhol's use of a Lynn Goldsmith photo of the pop icon Prince isn't transformative. But lots of questions remain.
Copyright professor Jack Lerner and his law students read every fair use case from the past two years so you don't have to. Here are some of the highlights.
With Dr. Seuss Enterprises deciding to no longer publish six books containing racially insensitive content, would it be fair use for others to do so?
Taking a page out of the “best defense is a good lawsuit” playbook, Taylor Swift has filed a new copyright infringement complaint against Evermore Park, the Utah fantasy theme park that earlier this month sued the singer for trademark infringement.
After failing to defend a copyright lawsuit against her, the actress is ordered to pay only minimum statutory damages. Did Vergara just get lucky, or is default a smart litigation strategy?