Owner of trademark and copyrights in Russian TV programming sues NY-based streaming service, Actava TV, in the SDNY.
Amicus Brief re Whether 1st Amend. Protects Speaker from Rt of Pub Claim in Expressive Work (EA v Davis)
Amicus brief of 31 professors in support of Electronic Arts in EA v. Michael Davis, on petition for writ of cert:
Whether the First Amendment protects a speaker from a state-law right of publicity claim arising out of the realistic portrayal of a person in an expressive work.
CBC v Major League Baseball A.M., 505 F.3d 818 (8th Cir 2007) (Use of Names and Stats of Baseball Players)
NFL player sues fantasy football provider FanDuel on Rights of Publicity, false association, unjust enrichment. Competitor DraftKings, which is the target of a different type of class action along with FanDuel, has a deal with NFLPA.
FanDuel does have a deal with hometown team, the Ravens. FanDuel has apparently previously had deals with individual players, including plaintiff, Pierre Garcon.
Defendant’s unauthorized work that made “fair use” of its source material (it was a parody of the movie POINT BREAK). 2d Cir holding: if the creator of an unauthorized work stays within the bounds of fair use and adds sufficient originality, she may claim protection under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 103, for her original contributions.