July/August 2006
Volume 28 Number 2/3

International Developments

British court rejects claims for royalties and infringement damages sought by former member of Bob Marley’s band against Universal-Island Records

Washington Monitor

FCC to give further consideration to media ownership rules

Recent Cases  

Making “sanitized” copies of homevideos infringes movie studios’ copyrights, federal court rules in Clean Flicks case

Fantasy sports company does not violate the rights of publicity of Major League Baseball players by using their names and playing records in online fantasy baseball game

Composer fails in bid to enjoin further distribution of “Brokeback Mountain,” in suit alleging movie’s theme song infringes copyright to one of his songs, because, as a result of his delay in filing suit, composer failed to show he would suffer any irreparable damage not already suffered

Right of publicity claim by former Caesars employee, seeking damages for company’s continued use of ads featuring employee portraying fictional character “Loose Slot Louie,” is preempted by federal Copyright Act

Video-game company Blizzard Entertainment and record company Blizzard Records do not infringe one another’s trademarks, even though both use “Blizzard” to sell music

Departments

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Fred Bernstein and Beverly Frank join Proskauer Rose in Los Angeles

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