9th Circuit Affirms: Copyright Plaintiff Failed To Prove Access To Work
(September 6, 2016, 12:26 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge properly granted three defendants summary judgment on allegations that they infringed a copyrighted two-measure vocal melody in their hit song “Domino” because the plaintiff failed to present any admissible evidence that established access to the allegedly infringed work, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 2 (Will Loomis v. Jessie J., et al., No. 13-57093, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 16261).
(Decision available. Document #16-160919-001Z.)
According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Richard R. Clifton...