Instagram Beats Attempt At Class Action Over Change In Terms Of Use

In Rodriguez v Instagram, CGC-13-532875 (San Francisco Sup. Ct. Feb 28, 2014), the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, rejected a proposed class action  lawsuit brought against Instagram LLC in connection with modifications to its original Terms of Use, instituted after the free photo-sharing platform was purchased by Facebook, Inc.  The lawsuit challenged Instagram’s

Monkey Business: Copyright Infringement Claim Backfires for Lawyer-Plaintiff

The creators of the short-lived sitcom Animal Practice walked away with a smash-hit in the courtroom:  dismissal of a claim of copyright infringement and an award of over $66,000 in fees and costs, to be paid by the plaintiff that asserted the claim.  The dispute in DuckHole, Inc. v. NBC Universal Media LLC et al. centered on the claim