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Thursday, September 20, 2018

A Showdown Involving the NFL, the AP, and Professional Photographers

Above the Law has a write-up of a case involving charges of copyright infringement against the NFL for using photographs without permission, but the case has a very strong contract angle, as the allegations involve the scope and validity of the license that the AP granted to the NFL for the photos. The Second Circuit has a contract-interpretation-focused analysis that permits the photographers' lawsuit to go forward (the district court had dismissed the complaint). You can read the full decision here.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/2018/09/a-showdown-involving-the-nfl-the-ap-and-professional-photographers.html

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