Gold Value International Textile, Inc. v. Sanctuary Clothing, LLC

The panel affirmed the district court’s summary judgment and award of attorney’s fees in favor of the defendants in an action under the Copyright Act. Gold Value International Textile, Inc., doing business as Fiesta Fabric, alleged that defendant Sanctuary Clothing,... Read more →

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Sloan v. American Agencies, LLC

This appeal grew out of Mr. Brent Sloan’s participation in two transactions. The first transaction entailed a merger between Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC and Kinum, Inc.; the second transaction consisted of a sale of software from Kinum to Sajax Software,... Read more →

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Media Rights Technologies, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp.

The panel affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court’s dismissal of claims of copyright infringement, violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and breach of contract. Media Rights Technologies, Inc. (“MRT”) developed a technology to protect electronic... Read more →

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Brammer v. Violent Hues Productions

Russell Brammer, a commercial photographer, brought this copyright infringement action after learning that Violent Hues Productions, LLC, had made an unlicensed use of one of his photographs on its website. The district court granted summary judgment to Violent Hues, ruling... Read more →

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Malibu Textiles, Inc. v. Label Lane International, Inc.

The panel reversed the district court’s dismissal of two copyright infringement actions, dismissed a cross-appeal regarding attorney fees as moot, and remanded. Malibu Textiles claimed that defendants infringed its copyrights for two floral lace designs. The panel held that, on... Read more →

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Erickson Productions, Inc. v. Kast

The panel affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court’s judgment finding that the defendant vicariously and contributorily infringed plaintiffs’ copyrighted images by displaying them on his website and did so willfully. Defendant hired a website developer to... Read more →

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BWP Media USA Inc. v. Polyvore, Inc.

BWP Media USA Inc., Pacific Coast News, and National Photo Group, LLC (collectively “BWP”), appeal from a memorandum and order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Ronnie Abrams, J.) that granted summary judgment... Read more →

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Manhattan Review, LLC v. Yun

Plaintiffs‐Appellants Manhattan Review LLC (“Manhattan Review”) and Joern Meissner (“Meissner”) appeal the judgment of the district court (Kaplan, J.; Francis, M.J.) granting attorneys’ fees and costs to Defendants‐Appellees Manhattan Enterprise Group LLC, d/b/a Manhattan Elite Prep (“Manhattan Enterprise”), and Christopher... Read more →

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Rimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle USA, Inc.

Held: The term “full costs” in §505 of the Copyright Act means the costs specified in the general costs statute codified at §§1821 and 1920. Pp. 3–12. (a) Sections 1821 and 1920 define what the term “costs” encompasses in subject-specific... Read more →

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