9th Circuit Affirms; Yoga Sequences Not Entitled To Copyright
(October 9, 2015, 12:06 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge properly granted a yoga studio accused of copyright infringement summary judgment because the 26 yoga sequences asserted by a plaintiff are not copyrightable under Section 102(b) of the Copyright Act, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 8 (Bikram’s Yoga College of India L.P. and Bikram Choudhury v. Evolation Yoga LLC, et al., No. 13-55763, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 17615).
(Decision available. Document #16-151019-009Z.)
According to the panel of Circuit Judges John T. Noonan, Kim...