12/13/2010

Recent decisions: Maverick Recording "innocent infringer" case; Ansel Adams "lost negatives" case

The December 8, 2010 edition of Loeb & Loeb's IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks reports on (and links to the full texts of) two recent rulings:

Justice Alioto's dissent from the Supreme Court's denial of certiorari in Harper v. Maverick Recording - a case in which lower courts have held that the "innocent infringer" defense is not available to those who download digital music files created from recordings that contain copyright notices.

Ansel Adams Publishing v. PRS Media, in which a federal District Court denied a motion to dismiss trademark, false advertising, right of publicity and unfair competition claims against those who sought to market what they say are recently discovered "lost negatives" of photographs taken by Ansel Adams.