On March 4, 2019, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision overturning the Ninth Circuit Court's award of $12.8 million in costs in the copyright infringement matter Rimini Street, Inc. et al v. Oracle USA, Inc. et al. Newly confirmed Justice Kavanaugh penned the opinion for the Court, holding that the Ninth Circuit's expanded view of "full costs" set forth in 28 U.S.C. §§ 1920 and 1821 was improper, going beyond the "costs" typically available to copyright litigantsRead more »
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‘Full Moon’ Costs Denied by Supreme Court in Oracle Copyright Case Posted on: March 14, 2019 In: Intellectual Property & Technology
“Blurred Lines” Final Judgment May Signal Paradigm Shift for Entertainment Copyright Law Posted on: December 19, 2018 In: Intellectual Property & Technology
In March 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rendered a landmark decision in the copyright infringement litigation surrounding Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s song, “Blurred Lines.” The appellate court upheld a 2015 jury verdict finding that ”Blurred Lines” infringed Marvin Gaye’s copyright to the 1977 hit “Got to Give it Up” because the two songs were too similar.Read more »
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