Photographer sues Marc Jacobs over Instagram post of Bella Hadid
A photographer is seeking damages from fashion house Marc Jacobs after the brand posted a copyright-protected photograph of model Bella Hadid to its Instagram page.
US court to decide if DCMA provision violates First Amendment
A US court is to decide whether the “anti-circumvention” provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act violates the First Amendment.
Attorney appeals against porn copyright scam sentence
Paul Hansmeier, one of the attorneys behind an alleged pornography copyright scam, is to appeal against his conviction for fraud and a 14-year prison sentence.
Amazon sues over ‘fake’ job ads
Amazon is suing unnamed defendants who it says are running a scam employment scheme online using the Seattle-based e-commerce company’s name and trademarks.
SCOTUS to rule on copyright protection for annotated legal texts
The US Supreme Court is to decide whether states can hold copyright protection on annotated codes of law, in the case Georgia v Public.Resource.Org.
‘Dramatic’ rise in digital piracy: US Chamber of Commerce
A new US Chamber of Commerce report has revealed a “dramatic” increase in digital video piracy, costing the US economy nearly $30 billion annually.
Skullcandy targets counterfeit earphones in TM suit
American headphone manufacturer Skullcandy has taken legal action against an online retailer which it says has been selling counterfeit versions of its products.
Texas court finds university did not take photographer’s copyright
A Texas court has ruled the University of Houston System, which comprises four constituent universities, did not take a photographer’s private property by using an image he owns on its website.
Lawyer behind pornography scam sentenced to 14 years
One of the attorneys behind a $3 million copyright infringement scheme involving pornographic films has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, the US Department of Justice has announced.
UFC sues New York bar over Nurmagomedov-McGregor broadcast
Mixed martial arts promoter the Ultimate Fighting Championship is suing a New York bar and its proprietor for copyright infringement, alleging that the bar broadcast an October 2016 event without a licence.