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Pirates Not Liable For Violating Publicity Rights

(1) Comments | Posted August 25, 2010 | 4:54 PM

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal recently removed a weapon from the arsenal available to artists fighting video pirates.

In Jules Jordan v. 144942 Canada et al., the court reversed a multi-million dollar jury verdict in favor of adult film star Jules Jordan on claims that a distributor selling bootleg...

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Constitutionally Protected Ink?

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2010 | 4:31 PM

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard arguments in a case brought by a tattoo artist against the City of Hermosa Beach (a Los Angeles beach community) claiming that the City's ban on tattoo parlors violated his free speech rights under the First Amendment. The artist, Johnny Anderson, asserts...

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No Doubt Sues Activision, Avatar Sings to a Different Song

(4) Comments | Posted November 12, 2009 | 3:33 PM

On November 4, 2009, the Grammy award winning rock band No Doubt filed a lawsuit against Activision Publishing, the makers of the hugely successful video game Guitar Hero. No Doubt's lawsuit arises out of the Band Hero video game, which allows players to conduct virtual concert performances using the likenesses...

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