Dr Seuss Company, the business which owns the rights to the book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, has failed in its bid to prevent a play deemed as a “transformative” parody from going ahead. Matthew Lombardo is the creator of “Who’s Holiday”, a play which makes use of the characters, plot, and setting of the Dr Seuss book.
In a copyright infringement suit filed by Solid Oak Sketches, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (an American multinational publisher and distributor of video games and video game peripherals) can't argue its use of National Basketball Association’s (NBA’s) players' tattoos in video games is fair use to avoid paying license fees.
New York-based photographer Al Pereira has filed copyright infringement case against TV star Kendall Jenner at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York recently. Pereira claimed he had taken a photograph of the three rappers, which is registered with the US Copyright Office and was given registration number VA 2-065-045.
Fashion model Gigi Hadid is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit for allegedly posting a picture of herself on Instagram that belonged to a photographer. The July 2016 post by the model, wearing a customised Adidas jacket, has received over 1.2 million ‘likes’ on Instagram.
The Bombay High Court (HC) recently restrained the makers of the Ajay Devagon starrer Baadshaho from releasing the film along with the remix of the popular song ‘Keh Doon Tumhe’ from the 1973 blockbuster film Dewar. Trimurti Films, the copyright owner of the lyrics and musical composition in the song ‘Keh Doon Tumhe’, filed the suit before Bombay High Court against the use of the said Song in the Film.