In our May 2022 copyright update, Manatt’s attorneys summarize recent decisions of interest from the U.S. courts and Copyright Office, and highlight other matters that we’re watching in the coming months.
Recent events illustrate that the e-gaming industry—developers, publishers, esports leagues and teams, and the financial machinations behind them—are significant targets for cyberattacks, theft and cyber-criminality.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association has adopted an Interim Policy that, starting July 1, allows student athletes across the country to receive compensation from licensing their name, image and likeness rights to promote or endorse commercial products and services while remaining eligible ...
On the last day of the two-year legislative session, Monday, August 31, 2020, the California legislature passed several sweeping pieces of legislation, which Governor Newsom is expected to sign within the next month.
Los Angeles County continues to move forward in reopening key economic and community sectors that were previously closed or operating in limited capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 7, 2017, the Ninth Circuit revived a copyright infringement case filed by a paparazzi group against social media platform LiveJournal that the district court had dismissed on summary judgment.
On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case of Supap Kirtsaeng DBA Bluechristine99 v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., agreeing to review the issue of what constitutes the appropriate standard for awarding attorneys' fees to prevailing parties under Section 505 of the ...
On September 14, 2015, the Ninth Circuit ruled in Lenz v. Universal Music Corp. that, prior to sending a takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a copyright holder must first evaluate whether the alleged unauthorized performance constituted "fair use."
In a closely watched case that tests the limits of copyright protection, on May 18, 2015, the Ninth Circuit sitting en banc reversed its panel decision in Garcia v. Google et al. and found that the district court had not abused its discretion when it denied the motion for preliminary injunction ...