Dismissal of Copyright Infringement Suit Regarding What Men Want is Affirmed by the 9th Circuit

Dismissal of Copyright Infringement Suit Regarding What Men Want is Affirmed by the 9th Circuit

By Steven T. Lowe / June 23, 2022

On March 3, 2022, a Ninth Circuit appellate panel upheld Judge Stanley Blumenfeld, Jr.’s granting of a motion to dismiss a copyright infringement lawsuit regarding the 2019 film What Men Want. Joe Carlini (“Carlini”), author of an unpublished screenplay entitled What the F Is He Thinking?, filed suit in August 2015 against Paramount Pictures, Black…

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Facebook Dodges Data Scraping Suit After District Court Chooses Not to Follow Recent Ninth Circuit Decisions

By Steven T. Lowe / August 17, 2021

On May 14, 2021, the United States District Court in the Northern District of California granted a motion to dismiss in favor of Facebook in a class-action suit. The lawsuit alleged that Facebook used “data scraping” to collect Android users’ call and text logs and later sold that information to advertisers. The District Court granted…

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