PicRights Advances Global Copyright Enforcement Network With New Partner in India

Team in Hyderabad joins long established network to monetize infringements for content owners PicRights Europe GmbH, a global leader in copyright compliance, has once again expanded its enforcement network. To monetize copyright infringements for the world’s leading content owners, PicRights has added an experienced team in Hyderabad, India as the newest enforcement partner. This will […]

Supreme Court Hands Down Critical Decisions in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLCand Rimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle USA, Inc.,Resolving Circuit Splits Over Interpretation of Copyright Act Provisions

It was an eventful day for copyright law on Monday, March 4, as the Supreme Court of the United States issued two unanimous opinions, both involving provisions of the Copyright Act.  The decisions were fittingly both issued on the 110th anniversary of the 1909 Copyright Act. In the first case, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. […]

Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC

Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC, United States Supreme Court, — U.S. –, 2019 WL 1005829 (March 4, 2019) ** This does not change the practice in many federal districts, such as NY,  that always followed the registration rule On March 4, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a “‘registration … has been […]

GETTY IMAGES FENDS OFF CMI CLAIM IN SOURCE CREDIT RELYING ON EQUITABLE ESTOPPEL

Getty Images successfully had a case against it dismissed by a federal judge in the Southern District of New York in which another image distributor, Zuma Press accused it of copyright infringement and of altering copyright management information by not including its information in the source credit of the digital content and sought substantial statutory […]

GETTY IMAGES FENDS OFF CMI CLAIM

GETTY IMAGES FENDS OFF CMI CLAIM IN SOURCE CREDIT RELYING ON EQUITABLE ESTOPPEL Zuma Press, Inc. V. Getty Images (US), Inc., No. 16 CIV. 6110, 17 CIV. 5832, 2018 WL 4830086 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 4, 2018) by Nancy Wolff, DMLA Counsel Getty Images successfully had a case against it dismissed by a federal judge in the […]

DMLA OPPOSES MARYLAND COPYRIGHT DEMAND LETTER BILL

On January 25, 2017 Nancy Wolff, along with representatives from Getty Images, the Copyright Alliance, MPAA, Comcast, BMI Music and others representing creators and owners of content, testified at a hearing against bill HR65 before the Maryland State Senate Finance Committee. The Bill was trying to regulate copyright demand letters by preventing copyright owners from “making certain […]

DMLA Oppose MD State Law to Regulate Copyright Demand Letter

by Nancy Wolff, DMLA Legal Counsel Sending copyright demand letters to users of images where no license is apparent has been a common practice of many DMLA members, even before images were distributed digitally. These demand letter s have been part of the copyright boot camp and form letters available to members to contact users […]

ImageProtect has a Job Opening

    Image Protect (IP) is building a community of Visual Artists to help defend against copyright infringement. Our advanced tracking and recovery technology simplifies copyright protection. By combining industry-leading software with a platform of visual artists and copyright experts, Image Protect is building a community for the education and advancement of international copyright. See their job listing here. Elaine Vitt

SUPREME COURT AGREES TO TAKE ON COPYRIGHT CASE

by Nancy Wolff, DMLA Counsel The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case concerning when a prevailing party in a copyright case is entitled to recover its costs of litigation. Section 505 of the Copyright Act states that in copyright cases “the court in its discretion may . . . award a reasonable […]

DMLA Participates in Various Meetings with the House Judiciary Committee

On November 3, Nancy Wolff, DMLA Counsel, attended the Rights Caucus for the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, DC.  The event was held in a Judiciary Committee hearing room in the Rayburn House Office Building. The Creative Rights Caucus is a bi-partisan legislative “listening” committee co-Chaired by Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) and Representative Doug Collins […]