AWF’s motion for summary judgment reverse, case remanded.
Copyright Fair Use
CRONY Award For “Downplaying COVID19” Not Fair Use of EMMY Award
National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences v. Multimedia System Design d/b/a “Crowdsource the Truth, 20-cv-7269 (VEC), SDNY July 20, 2021
Hollywood Reporter coverage when suit was filed.
Defendant “produces video content that, inter alia, traffics in wild conspiracy theories” (now there’s a finding of fact in a judicial decision you don’t see…
Is the photo on the right fair use of the photo on the left? I don’t mean here.
Jawad Elatab v Hesperios, 19 cv 9678 (ALC) (SDNY June 2, 2021)
I mean in the case. Of course it’s fair use here.
Defendant clothing company published plaintiff’s photo (left, above) of Bella Hadid, on its Instagram account with the caption: “@Bellahadid in our Lou tank and Lou Bel skirt knit set in fawn…
Text of ASTM v Public Resource – DC Circ Decision re Fair Use of Standards Incorporated Into Laws
From the decision: Across a diverse array of commercial and industrial endeavors, from paving roads to building the Internet of Things, private organizations have developed written standards to resolve technical problems, ensure compatibility across products, and promote public safety. These technical works, which authoring organizations copyright upon publication, are typically distributed as voluntary guidelines for
Appeal Certified in Goldman v Breitbart (Tom Brady embedded tweet case)
Interlocutory appeal certified in Goldman v Breitbart (Tom Brady embedded link case), thus assuring prompt resolution of knotty legal problem.
‘DEEP THROAT’ v ‘LINDA LOVELACE’ – (c) and TM Fair Use
'DEEP THROAT' v 'LINDA LOVELACE' About as fair use as a theatrical film v theatrical film case is gonna get http://t.co/V5QJs4w45d
— TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 2, 2014
Text of 2d Cir HathiTrust Decision
Prof Grimmelmann analysis here.
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Swatch Defeats Bloomberg’s Motion to Dismiss re Unauthorized Transcript of Analyst’s Conference Call
From the complaint: Plaintiff Swatch, a Swiss publicly traded company, hosted a conference call for securities analysts. The call was transmitted and recorded by a conference call service. Participants were instructed not to record the call for publication or broadcast. Bloomberg News was not invited or authorized to participate in the call. Bloomberg recorded the…
Another One Of Those Isaac of Nineveh Copyright Decisions
Plaintiff Monastery translated works by St. Isaac the Syrian, also known as Isaac of Nineveh, from Greek into English (the copyright subsists in the derivative work, namely the translation). Archbishop (who had settled a previous case with the Monastery) posted Homily 46 to his website. Archbishop seeks to nullify the prior contract, and also…
Don’t Sing-a-long: Capitol v Vimeo re ‘Lip Dub’ Videos
Lip Dub – Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri on Vimeo.
Vimeo is a video-sharing site (owned by InterActive Corp). It apparently hosts many videos consisting of ‘lip dubs,’ like the one above actually performed by the Vimeo staff. Plaintiff record labels allege that Vimeo is no ‘so-called video sharing service’ as it…