In a first-of-its-kind copyright trial, a jury will decide whether tattoo artist Catherine Alexander can effectively control the use of Randy Orton's likeness in video games.
Exploring Section 113(c) of the Copyright Act, an underutilized defense that could have changed the outcome of a recent infringement case.
A banana taped to a wall may qualify as art, but as a copyright infringement lawsuit it should have been left to rot.
In a 30-page order, the district court largely denies both parties' motions for summary judgment, finding triable issues on substantial similarity and fair use.
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 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.