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Record Companies Reach Multi-Million Dollar Settlement with Lime Wire
Posted on 16 May 2011 by Melissa Ritti

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) Cautioning that "theft of the world's greatest music comes with a stiff price," Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman and CEO Mitch Bainwol confirmed May 12 that a settlement has been reached... Read More

Character Copyrights and the Public Domain
Posted on 8 Aug 2011 by Mary LaFrance

When does a still image -- or a series of such images -- embody a "character" for purposes of copyright law? In Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. v. X One X Prods ., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 13646 (8th Cir. July 5, 2011) [ enhanced version available... Read More

Second Circuit Dismisses Appeal from New York Court’s Decision in Prom Dress Copyright Case
Posted on 31 Oct 2012 by Travis Burchart

As reported by Law360, the Second Circuit last Monday affirmed the dismissal of Jovani Fashion Ltd.'s copyright case against clothing designer Fiesta Fashions . Jovani Fashion, Ltd. v. Fiesta Fashions, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 21245 (2d Cir. N.Y. Oct... Read More

Harry Potter Merchandising Empire Could be Damaged by a Misused Font
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

On Tuesday, P22 Type Foundry, Inc., owner of Cezanne font software , sued Universal Studios, Inc. / NBCUniversal Media, LLC, among other defendants, for copyright infringement. P22 accuses defendants of improperly using font software to create and sell... Read More

Understanding Copyright Law
Posted on 23 Mar 2011 by Lexis Hub Staff

LexisNexis has added the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. to its collection of intellectual property law reviews. Each issue includes a combination of theoretical articles, notes and summaries of legislative and administrative developments... Read More