UNICOLORS, INC. V. H&M HENNES & MAURITZ, LP

On remand from the Supreme Court in this copyright-infringement action brought by Unicolors, Inc., against H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P., the panel affirmed the district court's judgment in general, save that it vacated and remanded with instructions to grant a... Read more →

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Melendez v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc.

Plaintiff John Edward Melendez appeals from the judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Crotty, J.), which granted defendant Sirius XM Radio, Inc. (“Sirius XM”)’s motion to dismiss Melendez’s claims with prejudice for... Read more →

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ABKCO Music, Inc. v. Sagan

A collection of music publishers alleged infringement of their copyrights in 7 197 musical works when a series of live concert recordings was made available by the defendants for download and streaming on their websites. Plaintiffs sought damages and a... Read more →

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Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Griffith

Plaintiff Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. (“JHP”) appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendants James H. Griffith and Lisa Lesley (collectively, “Defendants”) in this copyright infringement suit brought under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §§ 106,... Read more →

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Anthony Campbell v. June James

In 2015, Plaintiff Anthony Campbell wrote and recorded a song “Everything Be Lit,” which he later copyrighted. Then, in 2018, Campbell filed suit against June James, Rakim Allen, Rayshawn Bennett, and Think It’s a Game Records (TIG) for copyright infringement... Read more →

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WILL CO., LTD. V. KA LEE

The panel reversed the district court’s dismissal of a copyright suit for lack of specific personal jurisdiction and remanded for further proceedings. Will Co. Ltd., a Japanese adult entertainment producer, brought this copyright infringement action against the owners and operators... Read more →

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WB MUSIC CORP. V. ROYCE INTL. BROADCASTING CORP.

The panel affirmed the district court’s order denying defendants’ motion to discharge a receiver who had been appointed to aid in the execution of a judgment for violations of the Copyright Act. The district court appointed the receiver and authorized... Read more →

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Allen Beaulieu v. Clint Stockwell

[...] Beaulieu, Crouse, and Stockwell were working together to design, publish, and promote a book. Crouse’s press-release email advanced that joint project. Whether Beaulieu thought it was a bad business idea is outside the reach of a copyright infringement claim.... Read more →

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Victor Elias Photography, LLC v. Ice Portal, Inc.

In 2016, commercial photographer Victor Elias discovered infringing uses of his copyrighted images on the internet. Instead of pursuing the infringing parties, Mr. Elias brought a lawsuit against Ice Portal, Inc. – now a division of Shiji (US), Inc. (“Shiji”)... Read more →

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ELLIOT MCGUCKEN V. PUB OCEAN LIMITED

The panel reversed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the defendant, based on a fair use defense in an action under the Copyright Act, and remanded for further proceedings. Elliott McGucken alleged copyright infringement in the posting by... Read more →

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