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In this Episode:
- Righthaven is wrong… again, and again, and again….
- Disney Appeals “Millionaire” verdict
- Wizard of Oz film characters still protected
- First Sale doesn’t apply to imported goods
- Monkeying around with copyright
- and more…
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Righthaven suffers three strikes in one week
Lexology: http://tinyurl.com/3e8m2okThe cases in question:
Righthaven LLC v. Democratic Underground, LLC, 2011 WL 2378186 (D. Nev. June 14, 2011) (Roger L. Hunt, C.J.);Righthaven LLC v. Hoehn, 2011 WL 2441020 (D. Nev. June 20, 2011) (Philip M. Pro, J.);Righthaven LLC v. DiBiase, Case No. 2:10-cv-01343-RLH-PAL, Order (D. Nev. June 22, 2011) (Roger L. Hunt, C.J.).
Disney Appeals $319 Million ‘Millionaire’ Verdict
Jack Kirby appeals loss in Marvel copyright lawsuit
Warner Bros. Wins Key Legal Ruling Impacting All ‘Wizard of Oz’ Remakes
Link to decision: http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=In%20FCO%2020110705129.xml&docbase=CSLWAR3-2007-CURR
If you’re interested in reading the entire decision, the case is called Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. v. X One X Productions.
Copyright owners win broader rights for works made abroad Thompson Reuters: http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.com/Legal/News/2011/08_-_August/Copyright_owners_win_broader_rights_for_works_made_abroad_-court/
Mine o’ Mine, Inc. v. Calmese
Jury Sides With DreamWorks Animation in ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Case
Project Runway Hit With Copyright Lawsuit from Photographer
The Wild Lawsuit Against Bravo’s ‘Million Dollar Decorators’
Copyright for All Primates?
Nearby Café: http://nearbycafe.com/artandphoto/photocritic/?p=8129
Art Info: http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/38113/could-the-cindy-sherman-of-monkeys-accidentally-revolutionize-copyright-law-for-artists/
Real World Sued For Failing to Blur Shadow Dancers
A Village Person Test The Copyright Law
Marlon Brando Estate Sues Over ‘Brando’ Sofas
NEW US CODE SEARCH TOOL http://uscodebeta.house.gov/
not legal advice, but a useful tool to document your arguments on the 4 factors….
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