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In this Episode:

  • Righthaven is wrong… even more
  • $10 infringement settlements
  • Tenenbaum award reinstated
  • Indies sue Limewire
  • Betty Boop ruling revised
  • Material Girl trademark suit proceeds
  • You can’t copyright food

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Show Notes

The end of Righthaven?

Wired: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/09/medianewsrighthavendumbidea/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

ArsTechnica: http://arstechnica.com/techpolicy/news/2011/09/righthavencopyrightsuitstossedincoloradotoo.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Law firm offers $10 settlements to music copyright infringers

 PaidContent: http://paidcontent.org/article/419-10-settlementofferstheentertainmentindustrysnewcopyrighttactic/

Court Upholds $675 Judgment Against Joel Tenenbaum

FindLaw: http://blogs.findlaw.com/first_circuit/2011/09/circuitreinstates-675000-judgmentagainstjoeltenenbaum.html?=features

Goldman blog: http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2011/09/1st_circuit_rei.htm

Order: http://docs.docstoc.com/pdf/29137/470628a6-a507-41ce-8cbd-0309210c748e.pdf

Independent Labels Sue LimeWire for their Share of Settlement

Lexology: http://tinyurl.com/695vmhy

Saregamav. Timbaland, etal.CaseNo. 10-10626 (11thCir., March 25, 2011)?

2nd Cir. Will Hear Richard Prince’s Photo Use Appeal

Law360: http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/271962

NYTimes: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/15/courtallowsrichardprincetoappealcopyrightdecision/

Betty Boop no longer threat to Detroit Lions, Princeton Tigers, or Yogi Bear — oh my!

Lexology: http://tinyurl.com/3ttgb2y

Opinion: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2011/08/19/09-56317.pdf

 ‘Cause we are living in a material world! But it doesn’t belong to Madonna!

Lexology: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e6c58d7c-83ae-45a3-a353-32f5fa48741e&utm_source=Lexology+Daily+Newsfeed&utm_medium=HTML+email+-+Body+-+Federal+section&utm_campaign=Lexology+subscriber+daily+feed&utm_content=Lexology+Daily+Newsfeed+2011-09-20&utm_term=

THREsq: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thresq/judgerejectsmadonnastrademarkclaim-231562

 

Ninth Circuit adopts lower court’s use of its own “blades of chaos” to filter out the unprotectable elements of a plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim

Lexology: http://tinyurl.com/4yv68kl

 

You can’t copyright a bowl of food

 KIM SENG COMPANY v J&A IMPORTERS, INC., ET AL.

 Lexology: http://tinyurl.com/3hgcagh

Decision: http://iplawwatch.foxrothschild.com/uploads/file/seng742.pdf

Cases mentioned:

Feist Publns, Inc. v. RuralTel. Serv. Co., 499 U.S. 340, 361 (1991).

Satavav. Lowry

LampsPlus, Inc. v. SeattleLightingFixtureCo. I

Quick-Takes

EU Adds 20 years to Music Copyrights

Ars: http://tinyurl.com/4y4lojz

EU Directive: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/intm/124570.pdf

New Filings

Deadline’s Parent Company Sues THR’s Parent Company for Copyright Infringement

LA Times: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/09/deadlinehollywoodreporterlawsuit.html

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