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.
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?
In a new development in the ongoing legal saga over photo embedding, Instagram has been hit with a class action lawsuit. Do the plaintiffs have a case?
Rachel Dolezal, the woman accused of misrepresenting her racial background, has filed a new infringement lawsuit against CBS Interactive. Is she weaponizing copyright?
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?
In a new case, a photographer claims that celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D infringed his copyright in a iconic photo of Miles Davis by tattooing the same image onto a client's body.
In a new lawsuit, Clayton Haugen claims Activision infringed his photo copyrights by using the same model to create its "Modern Warfare" character. Does he have a case?
Yoko Ono and Frederic Seaman have reached an agreement to settle her copyright claim in exchange for Seaman's silence on all things Lennon.
Ono alleges infringement of 374 family photos she claims were stolen as part of an elaborate scheme to profit from John Lennon's death. Does she have a case? And does Ono actually own the copyrights in the photos?