Affirmative Defenses Stricken In Real Estate Database Copyright Case
(December 16, 2015, 10:28 AM 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”...