R.J. Control Consultants, Inc. v. Multiject, LLC

This case involves the alleged infringement of a copyright on software code used in an industrial control system. This is the third time this case has come before us. RJ Control Consultants, Inc. and its sole shareholder, Paul Rogers (collectively,... Read more →

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Whyte Monkee Productions v. Netflix

Plaintiffs-Appellants, Whyte Monkee Productions, LLC and Timothy Sepi, appeal from the District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma’s order granting summary judgment to Defendants-Appellees, Netflix, Inc. (“Netflix”) and Royal Goode Productions, LLC (“Royal Goode”). In March 2020, Defendant Netflix... Read more →

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Sony Music Entertainment v. Cox Communications, Incorporated

Defendant Cox Communications sells internet, telephone, and cable television service to 6 million homes and businesses across the United States. Plaintiffs—Sony Music Entertainment and numerous other record companies and music publishers—own some of the most popular copyrighted musical works of... Read more →

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Premier Dealer Services, Inc. v. Allegiance Administrators, LLC

Premier Dealer Services competes with Allegiance Administrators to manage car dealers’ loyalty programs, an arrangement used to service cars after the dealer sells them. The terms and conditions of the programs appear on loyalty certificates that dealers use to enroll... Read more →

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Ragan v. Berkshire Hathaway Auto, Inc.

Ronald Ragan claims Berkshire Hathaway Automotive Inc. (BHA) copied his single-page car dealership customer intake form (“Guest Sheet”) without his permission. Under federal copyright law, this case boils down to whether the Guest Sheet exhibits a sufficient degree of creativity.... Read more →

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Philpot v. Independent Journal Review

Photographer Larry Philpot brought a copyright-infringement claim against news website Independent Journal Review (“IJR”) after IJR used his photograph of musician Ted Nugent in an online article. IJR moved for summary judgment, raising the affirmative defense that, pursuant to 17... Read more →

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Best Carpet Values, Inc. v. Google LLC

Google, LLC (Google) appeals from the district court’s denial of its motion to dismiss Plaintiffs’ putative class action asserting California state-law claims arising from Google’s placement of search results on copies of their websites. We have jurisdiction over this timely... Read more →

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KYLE HANAGAMI V. EPIC GAMES, INC., ET AL

The panel reversed the district court’s dismissal of an action under the Copyright Act and remanded for further proceedings on claims of direct and contributory infringement of a choreographic work. Choreographer Kyle Hanagami claimed that Epic Games, Inc., the creator... Read more →

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American Society for Testing and Materials v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc.

Many private organizations develop and copyright suggested technical standards for an industry, product, or problem. Federal and state governments often incorporate such standards into law. This case presents the question whether third parties may make the incorporated standards available for... Read more →

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Valancourt Books, LLC v. Merrick Garland

Under Section 407 of the Copyright Act, the owner of the copyright in a work must deposit two copies of the work with the Library of Congress within three months of its publication. The Copyright Office enforces Section 407’s deposit... Read more →

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