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Session Name: The Raging Bull Decision (Almost) One Year Later: Copyright Limitations & Laches
MeetingType: Chapter Meeting
Date: 03/05/15
Description: Texas Chapter: On May 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion that weakened the laches defense to copyright infringement and breathed new life into a lawsuit over the 1980 film Raging Bull that the defendant argued was filed 18 years too late. Now, in less than a year's time, the effects of the "Raging Bull" decision Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, Inc., 134 S.Ct. 1962 (2014) are being seen in the revival of copyright cases that were thought to have been dead, as well as in the context of trademark and patent litigation. Stevie Fitzgerald, a staff attorney with The Authors Guild in New York City, which submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Petrella, and Amber Lee Hagy, an IP litigator from the Austin office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will discuss this important copyright decision and its effects, as well as the time-based copyright infringement defenses of limitations and laches.
Program Details
PowerPoint Presentations (as PDFs):     PPT 1     
Speaker(s): Amber Lee Hagy, Stevie Fitzgerald
Keywords: Defenses, Film, Infringement, Injunction, Laches, Litigation, Statute of Limitations