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If you enjoy this post, click here to let my blawg directory know. Adult Video News and The Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports on the suit between International Media Films Inc. and Manhattan filmmaker Andrei Treivas Bregman. The complaint alleges trademark and copyright infringement for the X-rated films he made under his industry name, Michael Lucas. The lawsuit seeks to stop sales of the gay-themed adult films, "Michael Lucas' La Dolce Vita" Parts 1 and 2. The judge in the case recently denied International's request that he enjoin Lucas from distributing the film, citing "inexcusable delay" in waiting 5 months to seek the injunction.

This story has shades of the 2600 fiasco as well as shades of 1984. Over the past few days, there has been quite a hissy fit over this: 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0 That is apparently the "key" to unlock...

I don't know what "Clever WOT" means, but I've never asked. Nevertheless, this guy is a law student somewhere who nails copyright issues a lot better than most IP professors. This is probably one of his better discussions. With that, I'll provide you with a reaction I sent out...

Rosenblum Productions, the company that apparently purchased the rights to the novel 1984 from George Orwell’s estate is claiming that the Hillary Clinton / 1984 youtube mashup is a violation of those rights. See BoingBoing. Here is the original Macintosh 1984 ad. (I guess Apple got permission from Rosenblum)....

The 7th Circuit just handed down a decision that is certain to make its way into the annals of my copyright class materials (pun intended). JCW Investments v. Novelty, Inc, ___ F.3d ___ (7th Cir. 2007). Some of the best excerpts from the opinion: Meet Pull My...

This is a pretty funny lawsuit. Family Guy used Carol Burnett's likeness (well, a cartoon depiction of her "Charwoman" character) in one of its episodes. The depiction shows Charwoman working as the janitor in an adult bookstore. She is shown mopping the floor next to a bin...