This Week In Review: Week 26

Court Rejects Artist's Claim of Copyright Infringement in Banana Art Dispute

Originally posted by ARTnews
A federal judge in Miami ruled in favor of artist Maurizio Cattelan in a lawsuit filed by Joe Morford, who claimed that Cattelan's artwork Comedian, featuring a banana duct-taped to a wall, infringed on his own artwork. The judge determined that there was not enough evidence to support Morford's claim and stated that the concept of affixing a banana to a vertical plane with duct tape is not protected under copyright law.
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Tokyo Court Orders Blogger to Compensate YouTuber for Copyright Infringement of Video Subtitles

Originally posted by Mainichi
The Tokyo District Court has ruled in favor of a YouTuber in a copyright infringement case, ordering a blogger to pay compensation for copying the YouTuber's video subtitles without permission. The court recognized the video subtitles as copyrighted material and concluded that the blogger's actions violated the Copyright Act.
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Bad Bunny's Legal Team Fights Lawsuit Alleging Copyright Infringement

Originally posted by CNN Business
Bad Bunny, along with several other prominent music industry stars, is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging copyright infringement of a 1989 song. The artists argue that the musical elements in question are not eligible for copyright protection.
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Apple and Optis Face UK Court's Commercial Approach in FRAND Dispute

Originally posted by JUVE Patent
The UK High Court has issued a ruling in the Apple vs. Optis case, establishing a global FRAND rate for Optis' standard essential patents, including those related to 5G. The court took a commercial approach, deviating from previous judgments, and while some question the UK's significance for patent holders, it remains an important forum for such disputes.
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Reddit Faces Request to Disclose Identities of Users in Film Piracy Lawsuit

Originally posted by TorrentFreak
Filmmakers involved in a lawsuit against Internet provider Grande are seeking the identities of Reddit users who made piracy-related comments, believing they hold key evidence. Reddit has once again objected, citing users' right to anonymous speech.
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