THE GRINCH HAS NOT STOLEN CHRISTMAS, YET

Posted by Steven T. Lowe | Jul 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On June 26, 2018, the Second Circuit began to listen to arguments regarding the summary judgment decision issued in September of 2017 finding that “Who’s Holiday!” a parody of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, was protected by the doctrine of fair use.

COURT DENIES ALIBABA’S REQUEST FOR DISMISSAL

Posted by Steven T. Lowe | Jun 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

On June 14, 2018, a California federal judge denied a motion to dismiss a class action brought by Indiana artists alleging that a company called Alibaba Group Holdings allowed copyright infringers to illegally reproduce the artwork of the Indiana artists on Alibaba's website. The judge called the motion to dismiss a “waste of paper.”

MAN STRUCK BY AX SUES FOX

Posted by Steven T. Lowe | Jun 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

On June 14, 2018, Jeffrey Prosperie, who was struck by an ax by “Fox & Friends” co-host Pete Hegseth while shooting an episode of “Fox & Friends,” has filed a lawsuit in New York court against Pete Hegseth and Fox (including Fox Broadcasting, Fox News, Fox Entertainment, and “Fox & Friends”) for negligence.

PEPSI MUST FACE SUPER BOWL AD LAWSUIT

Posted by Steven T. Lowe | Jun 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

On June 4, 2018, U.S. District Judge Vincent L. Briccetti in the Southern District of New York refused to dismiss a Connecticut advertising agency’s claim that Pepsi stole a pitch for a Super Bowl ad that it had made to Pepsi in 2017.

COPYRIGHT SUIT OVER TIMBERLAKE SAMPLE REVIVED

Posted by Steven T. Lowe | Jun 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

On June 5, 2018, the 2nd Circuit revived a copyright infringement suit against Justin Timberlake and others in connection with the song “Suit & Tie,” and J. Cole’s song “Chaining Day,” brought by the members of “Sly Slick & Wicked”, over their song “Sho ‘Nuff.”

THE SHAPE OF WATER MAY BE FACING DEEP WATER

Posted by Steven T. Lowe | Jun 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

On June 4, 2018, attorneys for David Zindel (son of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Zindel) argued that Guillermo del Toro’s film “The Shape of Water” has “substantial similarities” to his father’s 1969 play “Let Me Hear You Whisper,” and that dismissing the suit was not justified.

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