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Court Sets a Copyright Course Correction

By Suzanne Bretz Blum on January 07, 2020

As seen in the Guest Blogger section of Crain’s Cleveland Business online on January 7, 2020.

In her blog, Suzanne discusses the recent reversal of a decision in Brammer v. Violent Hues Productions LLC, 2018 WL 2921089, in which the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that the unlicensed use of a photo from the internet was not considered copyright infringement since the person using the photo did not realize he was infringing copyright. The District Court granted summary judgment on Violent Hues’ fair-use affirmative defense. Suzanne discusses details of the Fourth Circuit's reversal of this finding.

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