Monthly Archives: February 2016

  Novel Suit Over Tattoos in Video Games Likely to Fade: Law360 Turns to Dean Cheley

A Law360 article describes a novel copyright infringement suit that is almost certain to fail. Tattoo artists behind the body art of NBA superstars such as LeBron James are suing Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, the company behind the popular NBA … Full Story

 
  Donaldson + Callif Clients Featured as Best Documentary Features At Sundance 2016

 As featured in Indiewire, Sundance has published a list of the best documentary features released at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and Donaldson + Callif is proud to announce that eight of the top ten documentaries listed are films Donaldson … Full Story

 
  Film Buffs: Daily Journal Features Donaldson + Callif’s Exceptional Fair Use and Clearance Work

The attorneys at Donaldson + Callif were highlighted for their fair use prowess and clearance know-how in the Daily Journal feature “Film Buffs.” The firm’s attorneys were praised as the legal minds bolstering some of the film industry’s most prominent … Full Story

 
  Google Facing Legal Gray Area in Voice Infringement Lawsuit: Law360 Turns to Lisa Callif

Jazz and rock singer Darlene Love recently filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming that the company improperly used her 1963 recording of the song “It’s a Marshmallow World” in an ad for a smartphone. Rather than claiming Google infringed upon … Full Story

 
  Client Films in SXSW

We’re excited that the following films by our clients are slated for the 2016 SXSW Film Festival:   Alive and Kicking Best and Most Beautiful Things Chicken People ESPN 30 for 30: HIT IT HARD In Pursuit of Silence Miss … Full Story

 
  Congrats to our Sundance Award-Winning Clients!

  The following films won highly sought after documentary awards at Sundance:   GRAND JURY PRIZE Weiner   AUDIENCE AWARD Jim: The James Foley Story   DIRECTING Life, Animated   SPECIAL JURY AWARD Kate Plays Christine