Publications

Shloss v. Estate of Joyce - Order on Fee Award

Publication Date: 
May 29, 2009
Publication Type: 
Litigation Brief

The Court ordered the Estate to pay more than $326,000 in attorneys' fees. After initially appealing that decision to the Ninth Circuit, the Estate thought better of it and agreed to pay $240,000 in fees to resolve the matter once and for all.

Golan v. Holder - District Court Order

Publication Date: 
April 3, 2009
Publication Type: 
Litigation Brief

The Court upheld our challenge to the constitutionality of the URAA's restoration of copyrights in public domain works. The Court granted our summary judgment motion, holding the URAA violates the First Amendment insofar as it suppresses parties' rights to keep using works they exploited when those works were in the public domain.

Fairey v. The Associated Press - Complaint

Author(s): 
Anthony Falzone
Julie Ahrens
Publication Date: 
February 9, 2009
Publication Type: 
Litigation Brief

Complaint filed against the AP on behalf of artist Shepard Fairey.

Golan v. Holder - Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment in the District Court

Author(s): 
Anthony Falzone
Chris Ridder
Julie Ahrens
Lawrence Lessig
Publication Date: 
January 16, 2009
Publication Type: 
Litigation Brief

The Golan case was back before the District Court on remand to determine whether the URAA can survive First Amendment scrutiny. Each side cross-moved for summary judgment on that issue.

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