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Fair Use of Dr. Seuss: Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!

We are pleased to share that Booth Sweet LLP has helped our clients ComicMix LLC, Glenn Hauman, David Gerrold, and Ty Templeton prevail in a landmark fair use case, winning summary judgment on all claims. Our clients prepared a mash-up book called Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!, drawing at once from the Dr. Seuss…

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When Is a Fan Site Not a Fan Site? SofiaVergara.Org and Sofia-Vergara.Org

What makes a fan site a fan site? Specifically, why is sofiavergara.org not OK, but sofia-vergara.org seems just fine? To make a website using a celebrity’s name as the domain name, a fan has to toe the line of the UDRP – the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy, which all website operators agree to accept…

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Meet John Doe: Seventh Circuit affirms awards to Booth Sweet client in Lightspeed Media Corporation v. Smith

In no uncertain terms, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed an order sanctioning three notorious attorneys more than $261,000 for baseless, vexatious litigation, and a contempt order against them, adding another $26,000, for failing to pay as ordered. Lightspeed Media Corporation v. Smith et al., Nos. 13-3801 and 14-1682…

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