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Sock puppet reviews aren’t literally false absent additional non-identity literal falsity, court rules

Nunes v. Rushton, No. 2:14-cv-00627, — F.Supp.3d —-, 2018 WL 1271446 (D. Utah Mar. 9. 2018) Every time I think I’ve seen it all, I’m reminded that humans are not only stranger than we imagine, they are stranger than we … Continue reading

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false advertising claim based on (c) ownership not preempted, court rules

Carter v. Pallante, 2017 WL 2506419, No. 16 C 6786 (N.D. Ill. Jun. 9, 2017) Tollie Carter has sued Maria A. Pallante (now acting Register Karyn Temple Claggett) in her capacity as the Register of Copyrights, as well as ARC/Conrad … Continue reading

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Reversing meaning is transformative in use of composition, court rules

Smith v. Cash Money Records, Inc., No. 14-cv-02703 (S.D.N.Y. May 30, 2017) In 1982, Jimmy Smith recorded a mostly instrumental album released by Elektra/Asylum Records titled Off the Top.  The last track is a spoken-word recording titled “Jimmy Smith Rap” … Continue reading

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