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Monday, Oct. 11, 2021
Pro baller Terry Rozier (our defendant) began his career with the Boston Celtics and now plays for the Charlotte Hornets. Rozier's reputation around the NBA as a “dangerous scorer” and “fearless...
Monday, Sep. 20, 2021
Yet another photo embedding case, but this time Instagram wins based on the court's application of the "server test."
The plaintiffs own the copyright in photos that they voluntarily posted on Instagram. They sued Instagram in the Northern District of California, alleging that Instagram...
Thursday, Sep. 16, 2021
The Joint Policy Committee ("JPC") and SAG-AFTRA have issued requirements for producers that wish to issue policies mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for performers in commercials. These requirements are included in an ...
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021
A 30-year-old man who appeared nude at 4 months old in 1991 on the cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album is suing the band and others, alleging the image is child pornography they have profited from.
The lawsuit, filed by Spencer Elden on Tuesday in federal court in California, alleges...
Monday, Aug. 23, 2021
Since 1949, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Inc. and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (together, the "Academies”) have bestowed Emmy Awards on worthy recipients to recognize excellence and achievement in television. (Not that they always get it right: after all, it...
Friday, May. 7, 2021
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”) into law yesterday, May 6, 2021, as a response to COVID-19 safety concerns in connection with New Yorkers returning to in-person work. The HERO Act will establish new health and safety standards as well as penalties...
Monday, Apr. 26, 2021
Apple's iTunes app allows consumers to "buy" and "rent" movies, television shows, and other content. If a consumer chooses the "rent" option, the consumer gets access to the content for a limited period of time. If a consumer chooses the "buy" option, however, the content goes into the...
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020
On the Barefoot Contessa, Peppermint Bark, and the Volitional Conduct Requirement for Copyright Infringement
I don't think it is possible to love Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, more than I do. I love her recipes: they are relatively easy to execute, delicious (no surprise, since they tend to double down on butter), and leave guests with the impression...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020
Last week, lengendary rocker Neil Young sued Donald Trump's presidential campaign (the "Campaign") for copyright infringement for using two of his songs, Rockin' in the Free World and Devil's Sidewalk, at numerous rallies and political events, including the July 20, 2020 rally...