• Features

    Ultra Music Festival Disputes Result in Decisions Within Days of Each Other

    Stan Soocher

    Only days after winning dismissal of an anti-trust lawsuit over its 2019 move to a new location in Miami, FL, for the Ultra Music Festival, Worldwide Entertainment lost its bid to reopen a court case over use of the “Ultra Music” brand for a festival overseas.

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  • Features

    High Court’s View of ‘Full Costs’ in Copyright Litigation

    Scott Graham

    A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court, led by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, held that the phrase “full costs” in §505 of the Copyright Act means all of the costs specifically enumerated in the general cost-shifting statutes, such as transcripts and fees for court-appointed experts and interpreters.

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  • Features

    U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling on Copyright Registration

    Robert J. Bernstein and Robert W. Clarida

    The Supreme Court had granted cert in Fourth Estate to resolve a split in the federal circuit courts as to whether §411(a) of the Copyright Act could be read to allow commencement of an infringement action once a registration application filed with the Copyright Office is complete (the “application approach”) or, instead, only (subject to limited statutorily specified exceptions) upon issuance by the Copyright Office of the registration (the “registration approach”).

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  • Features

    U.S. Studios Agree to End Geoblocking in Europe Union

    Simon Taylor

    Under the agreement, the studios and Sky UK will open up pay-TV markets, allowing consumers across the European Union to access to a wider range of content regardless of their location.

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  • Features

    GA Appeals Court Rules Rapper T.I. Not Liable for Attack at Studio

    Katheryn Hayes Tucker

    “What started off as a jam-packed week of parties, concerts, and watching renowned rappers mixing new music tracks in the waning days of summer abruptly ended with Norris Gresham being dragged down a flight of 30 stairs and viciously pistol whipped in front of a crowd of onlookers.”

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  • Features

    Second Circuit Blocks Video Privacy Suit Brought Against Barnes & Noble

    Jenna Greene

    A would-be class action against Barnes & Noble could have cost the bookseller hundreds of millions of dollars — not to mention a reputational hit for allegedly sharing private information about its customers’ online video purchases with Facebook.

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  • Features

    Online Extra: Europe Passes Controversial New Copyright Law

    Simon Taylor

    Technology Platforms Such As Google, YouTube and Facebook Had Opposed the Changes, Which Will Require Them to Compensate Publishers, Artists and Musicians

    EU lawmakers have approved controversial new copyright rules that aim to make it easier for content rights-holders to make money when their content is used on digital platforms but could force large platforms such as Google, Facebook and YouTube to make changes to their operations.

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  • Columns & Departments

    Bit Parts

    Stan Soocher

    No Copyright Joint Work Found from Damon Dash’s Co-Directing Stint
    Out-of-State Law Firm Let Out of Prince Recordings Litigation in Minnesota

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