In a narrow, unanimous ruling, the justices sent back to a lower court the case testing the line between trademark protections and free-speech rights.
Despite the light nature of the arguments at times, the issue is a serious one. A range of high-profile organizations stressed the importance of the decision, including The Motion Picture Association, prominent museums and the creators of “Sesame Street.”
To create Android, which was released in 2007, Google wrote millions of lines of new computer code. But it also used 11,330 lines of code and an organization that’s part of Oracle’s Java platform.
Founded in 1996 and based in San Francisco, the Archive has defended its recent actions by saying that it operates like a traditional lending library, a not-for-profit entity providing free books.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the century-old provision is an unconstitutional restriction on speech, handing a victory Monday to California fashion brand FUCT.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name.
As Aereo Inc.’s streaming-TV service was dealt a potentially fatal blow Wednesday, the cloud-computing industry was more concerned about what the U.S. Supreme Court didn’t say.
Attorney Richard Bell says he has found about 300 people using a photo on their websites that he took back in 2000. His aggressive litigation against them raises vital questions about fair use and theft in the Internet age.
Pamela Mougin, a onetime Indianapolis photographer who now runs a studio in Colorado, filed suit this month against French Lick Resort & Casino for copyright infringement.
Authors and authors' groups sued the University of Michigan, Indiana University and three other universities Monday, seeking to stop the creation of online libraries made up of as many as 7 million copyright-protected books they say were scanned without authorization.
Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. and its Frontier Airlines unit filed a trademark-infringement case against the operator of a website offering gift cards as consumer incentives.
The suit, filed in federal court in Indianapolis, accuses Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs Inc. of Madison Heights, Mich.,
of infringing the copyright to a Saturday Evening Post cover first published in 1943.
Practices are beginning to thaw along with other areas of the economy.
A National Collegiate Athletic Association posse will be supplemented by local police officers in search of unlicensed T-shirts
and other memorabilia.