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Category Archives: Copyright Litigation

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Does Copyright Law Apply to Architectural Designs?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

With copyright protection, a creator of a work has the exclusive right to use that work—at least for a certain period of time. When you think of copyright law, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a novel. The author has intellectual property rights over their written work. As such, a third… Read More »

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What Damages Can You Seek in a Copyright Infringement Case in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Federal law gives you certain exclusive rights to create, distribute, reproduce, and sell your works. However, when your copyright rights are infringed, you may be entitled to money damages under the Copyright Act of 1976. A West Palm Beach copyright litigation attorney can help sue the person who used your work without permission. If… Read More »

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The Latest Copyright Case Before the Supreme Court: Can Georgia’s Official Annotated Code Receive Copyright Protection?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In December of 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the case of Georgia v Public Resource—the latest major copyright case to go before the nation’s highest court. The key legal issue that is at stake in this case: To what extent does the government edicts doctrine render published… Read More »

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Copyright Law: Ask Musicians for Music Act (AM-FM Act) Introduced in Congress

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 21st, 2019, the Ask Musicians for Music Act (AM-FM Act) was introduced into congress. The bill, which seeks to reform the copyright regulations for terrestrial radio, is backed by a bipartisan group of legislators, including Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) and Jerry Nadler (D-New York). In this article, our experienced Miami copyright litigation attorneys… Read More »

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Disney is Suing a Florida Company for Copyright Infringement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from News Channel 8, Disney and LucasFilm have filed a lawsuit against Mouseprint Media LLC, a Central Florida business that they accuse of copyright infringement. Among other things, Disney alleges that Mouseprint Media is selling merchandise that intentionally infringes on its logos and designs. Here, we provide an overview of the… Read More »

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Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Own a Copyright? The USPTO Wants to Know

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On October 30th, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published an official notice requesting input from copyright law experts, legal professionals, AI experts, and members of the general public on how to best develop laws and regulations pertaining to artificial intelligence and copyright law. Among other things, the USPTO wants to… Read More »

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Pirate Ship Copyright Dispute Will Be Heard By the Supreme Court

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 5th, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States is set to hear oral arguments in the case of Allen v. Cooper—a copyright dispute involved a sunken pirate ship off of the coast of North Carolina. It is a complex dispute that tests the limits of sovereign immunity and American copyright law…. Read More »

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Pop Star Jennifer Lopez Sued for Copyright Infringement—For Posting a Photo of Herself

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from USA Today, a paparazzi company has filed a copyright infringement claim against singer and actress Jennifer Lopez. It is the latest in a growing trend of cases in which celebrities are being sued for copyright infringement for posting photos of themselves. Several similar claims have been filed in recent years,… Read More »

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What is the CASE Act? An Overview of the Proposed Copyright Law Reform

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In May of 2019, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act) was officially introduced in the United States House of Representatives. As members of congress are now returning to Washington, DC for the fall term, this prospective legislation is once again receiving attention. If it is passed into law, the CASE Act… Read More »

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Copyright Infringement Lawsuit: Jury Rules that Pop Star Katy Perry “Copied” Hit Song

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Associated Press, a jury based in Southern California has ruled in favor of a songwriter named Marcus Gray and two of his co-authors in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Notably, this legal claim was brought against the music industry giant Capitol Records, pop star Katy Perry, and several other defendants…. Read More »

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