Article Archive for December 2012
Disney gets rights to the Hundred Acre Wood, after what seems like a hundred-year long battle.
Universal Studios and Fifty Shades Ltd. sue Smash Pictures, a pornographic film production company who announced the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, a XXX Adaptation for January 10th 2012.
After several years of conflicting case law, legislation that did not intend to regulate the liability of Internet service providers, and three years of discussion, 2013 might be the year when Brazil finally has a codified law to regulate the civil liability of ISPs.
Despite its reputation for illegal downloading and file sharing, BitTorrent will seek to use its massive user base to partner with the entertainment industry in the new year.
The Federal Circuit affirms the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to reject the registration application for COCK SUCKER on the grounds that it is “immoral or scandalous matter.”
The Federal Trade Commission just announced amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act rule. Do you know how safe your children are on their mobile devices?
The Second Circuit affirmed MGA’s summary judgment motion, determining that their Bratz dolls do not violate Belair’s copyright, as the aesthetics of the doll are not substantially similar to Belair’s Angel/Devil Girls photograph.
Following a secret settlement agreement between Bob Marley’s spouse and his maternal half-brother, the District Court for the Southern District of California has officially dismissed a lawsuit over just who owns the rights in Bob Marley’s name, image, and likeness.
Judge Gee of the Central District of California denies Fox a coveted preliminary injunction, finding no likelihood of success on all but one of its copyright infringement claims against DISH Network’s Hopper technology.