Monthly Archive: December 2009

Thomas Nelson, Inc. v. Zondervan Corporation et al No. 3:2009cv01097 (Filed Nov. 13, 2009, M.D.Tenn.) It is a chronic problem in copyright cases that the author/creator gets wedged in a dispute with an early buyer of their work because that buyer claims her later work infringes what the first buyer thinks they bought. The facts …

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We’ve posted here about the ongoing legal battles in the courts between copyright owners and the popular Sweden-based file sharing site The Pirate Bay. The appeal in Sweden is currently on hold, pending resolution of the defendants’ allegations of bias against two of the three appellate judges (based on their membership in “pro-copyright” organizations). The …

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The Estate of Bertha V. James has filed suit in California against Lionsgate Entertainment and Tyler Perry, claiming he incorporated a full verse from the song “The Golden Hour,” (a derivative work of James’ 1950 song “When I Think of the Goodness of Jesus”) into Perry’s 2008 movie release, Madea Goes To Jail. Not your …

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