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Disgorgement isn’t distinguishable from restitution in ordinary consumer protection case

Brazil v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC, 660 Fed.Appx. 531 (9th Cir. 2016) Brazil brought the usual California claims, alleging that defendants deceptively described their fruit products as “All Natural Fruit.” Brazil property alleged that Dole’s labels were deceptive given that … Continue reading

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USPTO white paper on remix, first sale, and statutory damages

Here.  No love for an exception for noncommercial user-generated content (Canada’s YouTube exception), but at least some support for the viability and importance of fair use, including discussion of the OTW’s contributions.  What is a bit aggravating is the apparent … Continue reading

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Don’t send misappropriation to do copyright’s job

Alaskasland.com, LLC v. Cross, No. S­15270 (Alaska Sept. 25, 2015)   A realtor group listed property adjacent to a neighboring subdivision, Susitna Shores, using three photos taken from the subdivision’s marketing materials, including one showing the subdivision’s stylized entrance sign.  … Continue reading

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Google can’t avoid class action just because damages are variable

Pulaski & Middleman, LLC v. Google, Inc., No. 12-16752 (9th Cir.  Sept. 21, 2015)   From 2004-08, many advertisers used Google’s AdWords to bid for Google to put their ads on websites. Pulaski sued under the California UCL and FAL, … Continue reading

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Carry on dancing: Lenz v. Universal

Lenz v. Universal Music Corp., Nos. 13-16106, 13-16107 (9th Cir. Sept. 14, 2015)   The OTW amicus brief gets a shoutout! Stephanie Lenz sued under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), alleging that Universal misrepresented in a takedown notification that her 29-second … Continue reading

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