Plaintiff publishes “database compilations and market research performance indices known as BanxQuote National Average Money Market and CD Rates.” Defendants allegedly used indices beyond scope of license in offering bank services and Plaintiff moved on a variety of theories including copyright. Defendant moved to dismiss, arguing in part that plaintiff had not validly alleged infringement

Spot the irony in AP’s own report of the decision regarding a decision allowing its ‘hot news’ doctrine action to proceed:

A federal judge has reaffirmed that a 1918 legal doctrine applies in the Internet age by allowing The Associated Press to proceed with a copyright-infringement lawsuit against a company accused of redistributing the news

Sports-law Blog: ESPN Relies (in part) on CDM Fantasy League Case To Renegotiate Licensing Fees:

In today’s edition of Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal (subscription required), John Ourand and Eric Fisher report that ESPN is renegotiating its digital rights deal with MLB Advanced Media, looking to pay a significantly lower fee after finding several