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.
How a common entertainment industry tax planning tool may prevent artists and their heirs from utilizing the Copyright Act’s termination provision.
In a decision with frightening implications, a court in Illinois holds that a jury will decide whether Randy Orton's tattoo artist can control the use of the wrestler’s image in video games.
A judge rules on a motion to dismiss copyright infringement claims brought by the co-creator of "Scare Tactics" against his former business partner and the producer of "Prank Encounters," another hidden camera prank/scare show.
Fashion designer Elie Tahari was found liable for copyright infringement after reposting a street style photo of one of its outfits on social media. It's a common practice, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's legal.
After finding a triable issue of fact on whether Nicki Minaj was responsible for leaking "Sorry" to a New York DJ, the court holds that Minaj's initial creation of her derivative song did not infringe Tracy Chapman's copyright in "Baby Can I Hold You."
If you've been following our Copyright Myth Project, you know that historical facts are not protected by copyright. But what if those facts have been invented? That's the premise of a new opinion issued today by the Ninth Circuit.
While the summer of 2020 may go down as the season we vacationed indoors and tried to avoid breathing on each other, for the Ninth Circuit, it's been the summer of substantial similarity cases.
Taylor Swift's legal battles over "Shake it Off" are a good example of what can happen to an artist with a massively-popular hit single.
With yet another unpublished opinion—this time affirming a pleading stage dismissal—the court continues to create more questions than answers.