Copyright Law Intellectual Property Litigation

Getty Images Loses Major Case Brought By Photographer Daniel Morel

To say that photo warehouse giant Getty Images just got a taste of its own medicine would be an understatement. In a 58-page decision issued on Jan. 14, Southern District on New York Judge Alison Nathan ruled that Getty, Agence France Presse (AFP), and The Washington Post infringed Morel’s copyrights by disseminating photos he took […]

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NY Federal Court Rules Copyright Trolls Cannot Use “Negligence” Theory

In another major blow to copyright lawsuits filed by the porn industry, Judge Lewis Kaplan of the Southern District of NY, ruled that porn distributor Liberty Media could not rely on a theory of negligence in its copyright infringement case against a NY man named Cary Tabora. The complaint alleged that Tabora’s roommate, Schuyler Whetstone, […]

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Courts Denounce Copyright Lawsuits Based Solely On IP Address

Common sense is finally coming to copyright troll lawsuits. As I have reported on before here on this site, the adult film industry has been filing lawsuits all around the country against folks whose IP address was registered to them when that IP address was used to download a pornographic movie. Where the plaintiff did […]