In a victory for fair use, Judge Barbara N. Jones granted the motion of defendants CNN, ABC and CBS for attorneys fees after they obtained summary judgment that their use of a brief film clip from the movie "The Story of G.I. Joe" in the obituary for actor Robert Mitchum was fair use, not copyright infringement. The Court found that the plaintiff's case was objectively unreasonable, especially given that the networks ran clips of 6-22 seconds of the 108 minute film. Read more » about NY Court Smacks Plaintiff Who Sued for Copyright Infringment over Use of Film Clip in Obituary
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