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Category Archives: Copyright Litigation

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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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Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over Tom Brady Photo Reaches Settlement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from World Intellectual Property Review, a professional photographer has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit with Time Magazine and other digital media publishers. The dispute, which garnered national headlines, centered around a picture of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, which displayed on many media sites through embedded tweets. Notably, with this… Read More »

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Former Fresh Prince Star Sues the Maker of ‘Fortnite’ for Profiting Off of His Likeness; Claims Rights to the ‘Carlton Dance’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Miami Herald, actor Alfonso Ribeiro — formerly a star on the hit sitcom ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ — has filed lawsuits against the creators of two popular video games: Fortnite and NBA 2K. In his legal claim,  Mr. Ribeiro contends that the companies that made these games are… Read More »

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President Trump Signs the Music Modernization Act Into Law

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On October 11th, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Music Modernization Act into law. The legislation — which received overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress — is designed to reform American copyright law to better account for digital streaming. In this article, our top-rated Miami copyright litigation attorneys highlight three of the most important things… Read More »

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