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Appellate Court leaves open question of good faith in copyright litigation

Mike Nepple June 24, 2019
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In a recent decision, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals avoiding answering if good faith is a viable defense to a copyright infringement claim. Instead, the court found the defendant failed to prove its alleged good faith, reversing a lower court’s dismissal of a photographer’s claim. READ MORE

Social media photos, once again, are not fair game

Mark Sableman January 29, 2019
Illustration of hand in a phone stopping a man

For those who missed the message five years ago that social media photos aren’t free to use, a new decision has renewed and reinforced that message. The circumstances of the case may make this decision hard to forget or ignore. READ MORE

When good copyright laws go bad: Indictment lays out porn ‘trolling’ scheme

Mark Sableman March 8, 2017
illustration of a man with money held over his mouth

What happens when you use legitimate means to achieve despicable ends? In the case of two attorneys at the center of a high-profile copyright enforcement scheme involving pornographic movies, you end up on the receiving end of a federal indictment. READ MORE