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Check-in here for your source of copyright news and discussion. Choose from articles below to read up-to-date summaries of some of copyright's latest quandaries.
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March 30, 2020 04:26 PM
The Burbank High School Show Choirs were found not liable for copyright infringement.
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March 23, 2020 08:38 AM
SCOTUS handed down its opinion in Allen v. Cooper.
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March 09, 2020 10:22 AM
The Georgia State copyright case gets another ruling from the District Court
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March 03, 2020 08:16 AM
The saga of Oracle v. Google may finally get resolved
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February 24, 2020 11:31 AM
Liberty University relies on prior case law regarding fair use of the allegedly infringed work.
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February 17, 2020 11:48 AM
Plaintiff’s lawyers respond to the University of Colorado’s motion to dismiss on grounds of sovereign immunity.
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February 10, 2020 09:00 AM
Emerson Elementary's PTA was fined for showing "The Lion King" at a fundraiser.
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February 04, 2020 02:54 PM
Former student alleges copying by a professor; lawsuit removed to federal court.
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January 27, 2020 08:55 AM
McGraw Hill brings an infringement suit against several online merchants.
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January 21, 2020 04:11 PM
The Supreme Court will rule on the copyrightability of annotations to Georgia's state code.
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January 13, 2020 10:51 AM
The University of Colorado moves for case to be dismissed under principles of sovereign immunity.
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January 06, 2020 10:05 AM
A sports psychologist files suit against a university for alleged infringement of a book passage
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December 16, 2019 09:31 AM
Photographer sues University for posts made by the University's Alumni Association
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December 13, 2019 01:20 PM
The University of Minnesota asks for stay of case citing pending SCOTUS decision in Allen v. Cooper
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December 02, 2019 02:45 PM
On November 9, 2019, photographer Julie Dermansky (“Dermansky”) filed a complaint against New York University (“NYU”) under § 501 of the Copyright Act for the alleged unauthorized reproduction and public display of a copyrighted photograph she took at a Donald Trump rally (the "Photo").
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November 25, 2019 02:24 PM
On November 10, 2016, Dr. Seuss Enterprise (“Seuss” or the “Plaintiff”) filed a complaint against ComicMix LLC (“ComicMix”), David Jerrold Friedman a/k/a David Gerrold (“Gerrold”), Ty Templeton (“Templeton”), and Glenn Hauman (“Hauman”) (collectively, the “Defendants”) for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and unfair competition.
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November 18, 2019 01:44 PM
In July 2019 we reported on a copyright infringement suit brought by Linda Woodson, an elementary school teacher in New Jersey. In her complaint, Woodson alleges she wrote a report about her school, and her school’s principal borrowed heavily from Woodson’s report in an article he wrote for the National Association of Elementary School Principal’s (“NAESP”) periodical entitled “Principal.” Woodson purportedly created the report in 2010.
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November 11, 2019 12:00 PM
On October 11, 2019, International Education Management Group, Inc. (“IEM”) filed a complaint against Abroad and Future, Inc. and Wei Bao a/k/a Bevan Bao (collectively “BAO”) for, among other things, copyright infringement.
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