Jun 08, 2017

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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Feb 15, 2017

Former Student Sues Artist’s Heirs For The Right To Include Copyrighted Artwork In Master’s Thesis

Solomon v. O’Connor, 17-cv-1011 (D. Mass.) By Tyron Jensen On January 23, Robert Solomon filed a complaint for declaratory judgment against Gwen, James, and Robert O’Connor. The O’Connors are the niece and nephews of the late artist Joseph…

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Feb 08, 2017

A&M’s Unoriginal History of the Original 12th Man

Bynum v. Texas A&M Univ. Athletic Dept., 17-cv-00181 (S.D. Tex.) By Tyron Jensen On January 19, 2017, sports author Michael Bynum filed a copyright infringement suit against Texas A&M University Athletic Department and the University’s 12th Man Foundation. Bynum’s…

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Jan 30, 2017

Are Public Universities Immune from Copyright Infringement?

Nettleman v. Florida Atlantic University, 16-cv-81339 (S.D. Fla.) by Tyron Jensen On January 5, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida dismissed a complaint for copyright infringement filed by Dr. Charles Nettleman against the…

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Nov 29, 2016

Not So Gleeful: Show Choirs Hit With Infringement Suit

Tresona Multimedia, LLC v. Burbank High School Vocal Music Ass’n, 16-cv-04781 (C.D. Cal.) by Cami Stephenson Tresona Multimedia (“Tresona”) is a music licensing company which, apart from the publisher, has the exclusive ability to issue licenses for various…

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Nov 22, 2016

Class Project Leads to Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Reiner v. Saginaw Valley State Univ., 16-cv-11728 (E.D. Mich.) by Cami Stephenson TC Reiner is a professional fashion and fine-art photographer with over 20 years of experience. Reiner photographed—and registered copyrights in—an image entitled “Nikki.” In April 2014,…

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Nov 15, 2016

Engineering a Copyright Infringement

Nettleman v. Florida Atlantic Univ., 16-cv-81339 (S.D. Fla.) by Cami Stephenson Dr. Nettleman is a land surveying engineer and professor of geomatics. Over the course of a decade of teaching, Dr. Nettleman developed a variety of teaching materials…

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