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Model Misbehavior? Gigi Hadid Faces Copyright Suit Over Instagram Post
Gigi Hadid found herself sued for copyright infringement by New York photo agency Xclusive-Lee, Inc. over a photo the fashion model posted to her Instagram account.
United States
15 Mar 2019
Music Modernization Act – Episode 1 – A New Deal For Online Music Licensing
The creation of a new compulsory blanket licensing system for mechanical works, along with a new mechanical licensing collective to administer these licences is set to put an end to years of uncertainties ...
United States
23 Jan 2019
Who Owns That Dance Move?
On December 5th, 2018, Terrence Ferguson, better known as 2 Milly, filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of California alleging that Epic Games, Inc.
United States
15 Jan 2019
NRA Is Full Of Beans, Claims Sculpture Artist In Copyright Suit
The British artist Anish Kapoor, sculptor of the iconic Chicago art piece Cloud Gate, known colloquially as the Bean, filed suit against the National Rifle Association ("NRA") ...
United States
22 Nov 2018
University Of Illinois Launches Suit Against "Make Illinois Great Again" Shirt Seller
The University of Illinois sued Ted O'Malley, the seller of shirts that feature the University's former symbol, "Chief Illiniwek," and the phrase "Make Illinois Great Again" for trademark and copyright infringement...
United States
11 Jul 2018
A Claim Of Epic Proportions: Epic Games Hits Back In Suit Against 14-Year-Old
Epic Games, Inc. ("Epic"), the company behind popular video game "Fortnite," has refused to stand down in its copyright infringement and breach of contract suit against a 14-year-old gamer.
United States
21 Jun 2018
Monkey See, Monkey Selfie, No Copyright
In 2016, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals brought an action on behalf of Naruto, a Crested Macaque residing in Indonesia
United States
30 Apr 2018
Nine Lives Indeed: Grumpy Cat Wins IP Lawsuit Against Beverage Company
In late 2015, Grumpy Cat Ltd. filed suit against beverage company Grenade Beverages LLC and its owners Paul and Nick Sandford for trademark and copyright infringement.
United States
27 Mar 2018
Artist Sues Lollapalooza Over Advertising And Festival Merchandise
Last month, Juan Marco filed a copyright infringement suit against Live Nation and the other promoters of the summer music festival, Lollapalooza.
United States
21 Mar 2018
District Judge In The SDNY: Embedding Links To Third –Party Web Content Is Copyright Infringement
What is the legal difference between embedding an image on a website and displaying a copy of the image?
United States
6 Mar 2018
District Judge In The SDNY: Embedding Links To Third-Party Web Content Is Copyright Infringement
Copyright holders have an exclusive right to display images and other works.
United States
23 Feb 2018
United States
9 Nov 2017
Judge Agrees – YouTube Mockery Protected by Fair Use
Readers may be aware of YouTube celebrity couple Ethan and Hila Klein, better known by their social media moniker @h3h3productions.
United States
17 Oct 2017
Jewelry Company Sues Macy's for Copyright Infringement
California-based jewelry company Brighton Collectibles LLC ("Brighton") filed suit against Macy's Inc. ("Macy's") for copyright infringement.
United States
19 Jul 2017
Sugarfina Sues Candy Competitor For Trademark Infringement
Sugarfina alleges that consumers have turned to social media to voice their confusion over the similarity of Sugarfina and Sweet Pete's products.
United States
12 Jul 2017
Digital Copyright Ruling Creates New Vulnerabilities for Moderated Online Platforms
A recent federal appeals court decision may lead online platforms that post user-generated content filtered by moderators to think twice before posting copyrighted material.
United States
13 May 2017
Annotations To Georgia's Legal Code Are Protected By Copyright
The state of Georgia and the Code Revision Commission achieved a victory when a federal court granted their motion for summary judgment, holding that Georgia's OCGA was protected by...
United States
10 May 2017
Khloe Kardashian Sued By Photographer Over Instagram Photo
Xposure Photos Ltd., a U.K. photography company, filed suit in the Central District of California last week against Khloe Kardashian, alleging that she infringed its copyright when she posted a photo of herself and her sister, Kourtney Kardashian, to her Instagram without authorization or appropriate copyright notice.
United States
2 May 2017
What's In A Name? Unwanted Kardashian Affiliation Dooms High-End Cosmetic Product
The Eleventh Circuit recently denied the Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian's (the "Kardashians") motion to compel arbitration related to a trademark infringement lawsuit filed by upscale cosmetics company, By Lee Tillett ("Tillett").
United States
15 Feb 2017
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