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Website Claims ‘Fair Use’ of Candidate Photo (access required)

A photographer has stated a claim for copyright violation for a website’s unauthorized use of plaintiff’s photo of a political candidate; defendant cannot claim “fair use” in a motion to dismiss, says the Roanoke U.S. District Court. According to her ...

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Google Immune from False Advertising Claims (access required)

A licensed locksmith that claims it has suffered a drastic decrease in revenue due to unlicensed locksmiths advertising online, cannot sue defendants Google, Yellowbook and Ziplocal for providing access to the unlicensed locksmiths’ advertising; defendants are immune from plaintiff’s federal ...

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Filing Expert’s Copyrighted Resume Was ‘Fair Use’ (access required)

A lawyer’s submission to a Texas court of a copyrighted resume of his proposed expert witness on legal fees was “fair use” under federal copyright law, and the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for defendant lawyer in this ...

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Sales, Cost Data Are ‘Attorneys’ Eyes Only’ (access required)

In this patent litigation between two competing manufacturers of crossbows, a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge says the parties must stick to their previously-agreed upon terms for a protective order, and “macro-level” cost and sales information for defendant should ...

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Computer Fraud Claims Split in Federal, State Courts (access required)

In plaintiff software company’s suit against a competitor who allegedly decrypted former customer passwords to gain access to plaintiff’s confidential trade secrets, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s state law claims for false pretenses and encryption are not preempted ...

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