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.
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.
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.
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?
Sony Music has prevailed in a copyright infringement case over R. Kelly’s “Love Letter” because the plaintiff’s song was not fixed in a tangible medium of expression.
A judge has dismissed the latest in a string of copyright infringement lawsuits over the lyrics to the Taylor Swift hit "Shake it Off."
The Ninth Circuit's fair use ruling is an early Christmas present for copyright owners and a lump of coal for creators of unauthorized mash-ups that don't ridicule the original works.
The Court finds that "leveling exorbitant settlement demands at nonprofits and public schools does not advance the purposes of the Copyright Act" after the plaintiff demanded $25,000 for a single Twitter post to a community swim account followed by 44 people.