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50 Cent v. World Star Hip Hop Opinion

50 Cent v. World Star Hip Hop Opinion

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Published by Mark H. Jaffe
Court finds in favor of 50 Cent on his copyright infringement and right of publicity claims. The other claims, including trademark infringement, will proceed.

The website worldstarhiphop (perhaps more famous for its viral videos of street fights than of music) had posted unauthorized images of 50 Cent, from the cover art of his mixtapes.

On the copyright infringement claim, the defendants argued that the photographs were not properly registered because they were registered as part of the sound recordings instead of separately as photographs. However, the copyright office permits copyright owners to register separate copyrightable works that a part of a sound recording in the single sound recording copyright registration - see pages 9-10 of the opinion.

For informational purposes only. Not legal advice. I am not representing any parties in this action. For more information about our practice, see:
http://torekeland.com/about/mark-h-jaffe
and legal tidbits on my twitter feed:
@MarkJKings
Court finds in favor of 50 Cent on his copyright infringement and right of publicity claims. The other claims, including trademark infringement, will proceed.

The website worldstarhiphop (perhaps more famous for its viral videos of street fights than of music) had posted unauthorized images of 50 Cent, from the cover art of his mixtapes.

On the copyright infringement claim, the defendants argued that the photographs were not properly registered because they were registered as part of the sound recordings instead of separately as photographs. However, the copyright office permits copyright owners to register separate copyrightable works that a part of a sound recording in the single sound recording copyright registration - see pages 9-10 of the opinion.

For informational purposes only. Not legal advice. I am not representing any parties in this action. For more information about our practice, see:
http://torekeland.com/about/mark-h-jaffe
and legal tidbits on my twitter feed:
@MarkJKings

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Published by: Mark H. Jaffe on Mar 26, 2014
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