Affirmative Defenses Stricken In California Copyright Case

Mealey's (November 20, 2015, 1:37 PM EST) -- SAN DIEGO — CoreLogic Inc. is unable to argue that its removal of copyright management information (CMI) from various photographs was a fair use, a California federal judge ruled Nov. 17; the defendant was given leave to amend its affirmative defenses, however (Robert Stevens, et al. v. CoreLogic Inc., No. 14-1158, S.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156161).

(Decision available. Document #16-151130-010Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Cynthia Bashant of the Southern District of California, the defendant’s assertion of fair use is “proffered to negate elements of”...
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