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Warhol Ruling Changes the Landscape of Fair Use Defense
On May 18th, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling, rejecting a “fair use” defense raised by the Andy Warhol Foundation regarding
When Lies Hit the Big Screen: False Ad Suit Sends Shockwaves Through Film Industry
In June 2022, Universal City Studios LLC (“Universal”) faced a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Central District of California, from two individuals
The Juice is Loose: Miami New Times Faces Defamation Trial Over Article Linking O.J. Simpson’s Friend to Nicole Brown Simpson’s Murder
A Judge in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida has ruled that defamation claims brought against the Miami New Times by a friend of
Press: Our Recent Media Features
IN ENTERTAINMENT | September 2, 2022
Pirates of the Caribbean has become one of the most popular Disney franchises of all time.
The Wrap | September 2, 2022
Disney on Wednesday settled a copyright lawsuit from 2017 that alleged that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies infringed upon the plaintiffs’ copyrighted original spec script.
Is it Worth Suing?
Is it Worth Suing for Copyright Infringement?
The Copyright Act contains all of the laws that apply to creative, “expressive” works, like music, photography, books, screenplays, and films. If someone copies your
Is it Worth Suing for Idea Theft/Breach of implied in fact Contract?
Have you ever pitched a fantastic idea for a movie or television show just to have it taken from you? If so, you may have
Is it Worth Suing for Defamation?
Defamation is a civil cause of action that creates a great amount of stir when a case is filed. Defamation occurs when a person: makes
Videos: Events and Oral Arguments
Arthur Alfred, II v. The Walt Disney Company
July 6, 2020; Mr. Lowe before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Screenplay Copyright Infringement
May 5, 2016; Panelist
California Society of Entertainment Lawyers (“CSEL”)