Tag Archives: Copyright infringement

Another Court Gets It Right in Tattoo Copyright Dispute



Another Court Gets It Right in Tattoo Copyright DisputeThe recent decision on Hayden vs. 2K Games is a big win for video game publishers.  Dive into the fascinating world of copyright disputes over tattoos in video games. Scott Hervey and Jamie Lincenberg from Weintraub Tobin discuss how this case compares to past decisions and what it means for athletes, celebrities, and the video game industry on the latest episode of “The Briefing”

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Paramount Splashes Top Gun Maverick Copyright Lawsuit



Paramount Splashes Top Gun Maverick Copyright Lawsuit Paramount triumphs in the Top Gun Maverick copyright case. Join Scott Hervey and Jamie Lincenberg of Weintraub Tobin on ‘The Briefing’ as they dissect the court’s ruling.

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How Far Back Can You Go: Supreme Court to Decide Circuit Split on Recovery of Copyright Damages



How Far Back Can You Go Supreme Court to Decide Circuit Split on Recovery of Copyright Damages

How far back can a plaintiff recover damages in a copyright infringement case?  Scott Hervey and Jamie Lincenberg discuss this contested copyright law question in this installment of “The Briefing” by Weintraub Tobin.

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Tattoos, Tiger King, and Copyright Lawsuits – Oh My – Cramer v. Netflix



A tattoo artist is suing Netflix for showing one of her tattoos in the series “Tiger King” without her permission. Scott Hervey and Tara Sattler discuss this case on this episode of The Briefing.

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Court Rejects Dirt.com’s Post-Warhol Fair Use Defense in Photographer’s Copyright Lawsuit



A photographer is suing a real estate media site for copyright infringement after publishing several of his photos without permission. Scott Hervey and Jamie Lincenberg discuss this case and explain how media companies can handle similar situations in a post-Warhol world on this episode of The Briefing.

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Don’t Scream: Copyright Infringement Case Finds for “Scary Terry” Rozier



In this episode of the Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a copyright dispute between professional basketball player Terry Rozier III and holiday product manufacturer, Easter Unlimited, over his use of the iconic ghost mask from the horror film, “Scream.”

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Space Erotica Flick Not Infringed by Black Mirror



This week on the Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the copyright lawsuit over a Black Mirror episode starring Miley Cyrus, the plot of which filmmaker Geoffrey Blair Hajim said was lifted from his film Strange Frame: Love and Sax.

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Andy Warhol’s Prince Prints: Not Fair Use!? (Part Two)



In this week’s episode, attorneys Josh Escovedo and Scott Hervey discuss an update to the litigation over Andy Warhol’s series of portraits of the artist Prince (Andy Warhol Foundation v Goldsmith). They provide a recap of last week’s episode, which covers the Second Circuit decision in favor of Goldsmith, the photographer whose image Warhol used to create the Prince Portraits, and the holding that Warhol’s renditions were not transformative enough to be fair use. That decision overturned a lower court decision in favor of the Warhol Foundation.

This week, Scott and Josh discuss the possible impact of the Supreme Court fair use decision in Google LLC v Oracle America, Inc., including the Andy Warhol Foundation’s petition to the Second Circuit for review of the Goldsmith decision.

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Andy Warhol’s Prince Prints: Not Fair Use!? (Part One)



In this week’s episode, attorneys Josh Escovedo and Scott Hervey discuss the litigation over Andy Warhol’s series of portraits of the artist Prince (Andy Warhol Foundation v Goldsmith). Their discussion covers the Second Circuit decision in favor of Goldsmith, the photographer whose image Warhol used to create the Prince Portraits, and the holding that Warhol’s renditions were not transformative enough to be fair use. The decision overturned a lower court decision in favor of the Warhol Foundation.

Production Note: This episode includes a discussion of the high-profile litigation between the artist Shepard Fairey and the Associated Press over Fairey’s iconic “Hope” poster of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. Throughout the episode, Scott and Josh mispronounce Fairey’s last name as “Farley.” They offer apologies to listeners and to the artist.

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