In this episode of the Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo provide an update on a copyright lawsuit against model Emily Ratajkowski, for sharing images taken of her by paparazzi on her social media accounts.
Continue Reading This Lawsuit Could Change Paparazzi Mood Forever – An Update on the Ratajkowski / Paparazzi Copyright Lawsuit

Apple is facing a new class-action lawsuit in the Western District of New York alleging that its use of the “buy” button is “false and misleading.” The suit claims that when Apple offers consumers the right to “buy” content, it doesn’t always mean what it says.
Continue Reading Apple False Advertising Suit for “Buy” Buttons Could Have Serious Implications for Streaming Companies

As Scott Hervey mentioned on the IP Law Blog, a much-anticipated copyright reversion case involving the slasher franchise, Friday the 13th was decided. In this episode of the Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott and Josh Escovedo dive deeper into the lawsuit.
Continue Reading A Spooky Copyright Decision for Producers of Friday the 13th Franchise

On September 30, 2021, the United State Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided a much-anticipated copyright reversion case involving the slasher franchise, Friday the 13th.  This case concerns the claim for copyright reversion made by Victor Miller, the screenwriter of Friday the 13th, seeking the reversion to the rights in the screenplay to the popular horror film.  The case is aptly entitled Horror Inc v. Victor Miller.
Continue Reading Producer’s Copyright of Friday the 13th Screenplay Slashed In Screenwriter’s Termination Lawsuit