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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Jun 09, 2017

Mayo Clinic Sued for Using Copyrighted Charts in Training Courses

Enterprise Management Ltd., Inc. v. Mayo Clinic, 17-cv-00943 (M.D. Fla.); Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research v. Enterprise Management Ltd., Inc., 17-cv-00941 (D. Minn.); Enterprise Management Ltd., Inc. v. Warrick, 717 F.3d 1112 (10th Cir.) By Daniel…

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Jun 08, 2017

Publisher Sued for Posting YouTube Video to Facebook

Rudkowski v. Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., 17-cv-03992 (S.D.N.Y.) By Fabiana Lauf Lukasz Rudkowski is a photojournalist and videojournalist who licenses photos and videos to online, print, and television stations for a fee. On April 15, 2017, Rudkowski recorded Antifa…

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Copyright Protection for Business Strategies?

Tulk v. Marshall University, 17-cv-03079 (S.D. W. Va. May 30, 2017) By Fabiana Lauf On May 30, 2017, Sherry A. Tulk filed a complaint for copyright infringement against a number of defendants, including Marshall University, West Virginia University…

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Mar 27, 2017

Publisher Exceeding Limited Licenses

Stack v. McGraw-Hill, 17-cv-01689 (S.D. N.Y.); Greenberg v. McGraw-Hill, 17-cv-00436 (E.D. Pa.); Grant Heilman Photography, Inc. v. McGraw-Hill, 12-cv-02061 (E.D. Pa.) By Tyron Jensen On March 7, 2017, Thomas Stack filed a copyright infringement suit against the McGraw-Hill…

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FedEx case dismissed

Great Minds v. FedEx, 16-CV-1462 (E.D.N.Y. 2016) By Tyron Jensen Great Minds produces educational materials used by schools across the country. Great Minds make some of these materials available under a “Creative Commons Attribution – NonCommercial – Share Alike…

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Mar 13, 2017

University Sued Over Health Insurance Website Logo

Porkka v. University of South Florida, 17-cv-00245 By Tyron Jensen On March 3, 2017, Antti Porkka filed a copyright infringement suit against the University of South Florida. In 1995, Porkka, a citizen of Finland, published a work of visual…

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