9th Circuit: Willful Copyright Infringement Claim Improperly Rejected

(August 19, 2016, 12:27 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge erred in granting Live Nation Merchandise Inc. summary judgment on allegations of willful infringement because a reasonable jury could have concluded that Live Nation distributed a plaintiff’s photographs with knowledge that copyright management information (CMI) had been removed, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 18 (Glen E. Friedman v. Live Nation Merchandise Inc., No. 14-55302, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15178).

(Decision available. Document #16-160906-010Z.)

The panel, however, affirmed findings by U.S. Judge Michael Fitzgerald...
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