Oct 06, 2017

College Football Coach Sued Over Retweet

Bell v. King’s College, et al., 17-cv-01725 (M.D. Penn.) By Casey Mock In September 2017, King’s College and its head football coach were sued for copyright infringement over a retweet. The complaint was filed by Dr. Keith F….

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Sep 15, 2017

Cap and Gown Competitor Website Too Close for Copyright Comfort

Graduation Solutions, LLC v. Acadima, LLC, 17-cv-01342 (D. Conn) By Casey Mock A provider of academic regalia, Graduation Solutions, has filed a complaint alleging copyright and trade dress infringement by a competitor for using a very similar website format…

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Public Employee Data on Linkedin Available for Copying

hiQ Labs, Inc. v. LinkedIn Corp., 17-cv-03301 (N.D. Cal) By Casey Mock On August 14, a California Judge issued an order granting a preliminary injunction motion that will allow hiQ to continue to sell information gathered through LinkedIn’s…

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Sep 06, 2017

Former Student Athlete Sues University for Using his Likeness

Spielman v. IMG College, LLC, 17-cv-00612 (S.D. Ohio) By Casey Mock On July 14, 2017, Chris Spielman, a former NFL All-Pro and NCAA All-American linebacker, filed a class action lawsuit against The Ohio State University and IMG College.  Spielman…

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Student Sued for Allegedly Wearing Spyglasses During MCAT

Association of American Medical Colleges v. Anyanwu, 17-cv-03051 (N.D. GA) By Casey Mock On August 14, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), which administers the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), sued student Gabriel Anyanwu for copyright infringement,…

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Aug 25, 2017

Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Against VidAngel

Disney Enterprises, Inc. v. VidAngel, Inc., 16-56843 (9th Cir. Aug. 24, 2017) By Ty Turley Trejo In a ruling delivered on Thursday, August 24, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the District Court’s preliminary injunction against family-friendly streaming…

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Aug 07, 2017

Photographer Sues Procter & Gamble For Potential Infringement

Navarro v. Procter & Gamble, 17-cv-00406 (S.D. Ohio) By Daniel Shen Photographer Annette Navarro filed a complaint against Procter & Gamble (P&G) on June 14, 2017, accusing the consumer goods company of infringing her copyrighted photographs. Navarro worked with…

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Jul 31, 2017

Former Graduate Student Sues Designers of Freedom Tower

Park v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 17-cv-04473 (S.D.N.Y.) by Daniel Shen On June 14 of this year, a former graduate student of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (CAIIT) filed a complaint against architecture…

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Textbook Publishers Sue Follett Over Counterfeit Textbooks

Cengage Learning v. Follett, 17-cv-04672 (S.D.N.Y.) By Daniel Shen Education publishers Cengage, McGraw-Hill, and Pearson jointly filed a complaint against Follett and its subsidiaries on June 21, 2017, alleging that Follett distributed counterfeit versions of the publishers’ textbooks….

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Jun 20, 2017

Utah Court Holds Public Universities Immune From Copyright Lawsuits

Israel v. University of Utah, 15-cv-00741 (D. Utah 2015) By Fabiana Lauf Utah has joined a growing number of states in which courts have held that public universities cannot be sued by private individuals in federal court for copyright…

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