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Midnight in Paris Woody Allen

Recently Sony Pictures took home a fair use win over a Faulkner quote in Woody Allen’s 2011 flick Midnight in Paris. There’s been a fair bit of chat about fair use recently, especially after Andy Baio’s unfortunate out-of-court settlement over an infringement which he possibly could have established as fair use, had he hired the army of lawyers and consultants that Sony Pictures used to spar with Faulkner, Inc. Still, Sony’s win is a small step forward in a much larger war, so let’s celebrate with a look at five court cases upholding our right to reference and remix others’ art in our own art. More »

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While I’m sure many would like to move on from this situation, there have been a few major details released since the last post that bring much more clarity to the lawsuit against Sony claiming patent infringement. If you haven’t seen any of the details yet, be sure to check out the previous posts that detail the lawsuit document and some of the patents involved in the case. Basically, RED is suing Sony because of the way RAW is being compressed in their F65, F55, and F5 cameras, and it is their belief that this method infringes on specific patents related to REDCODE RAW. There is also an important bit about patents that has been brought to my attention that makes it in their best interest to defend the patent in court as quickly as possible. More »

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I mentioned that we might see a response on REDUser from the CEO of RED regarding the recent lawsuit against Sony, and that’s exactly what we got earlier this morning. In the lawsuit, RED is claiming that Sony is infringing on patents related to REDCODE RAW compression, since Sony is also using RAW compression with their F65, F55, and F5 cameras. If you haven’t read it yet (and you’ve got an opinion on the matter), I’ve embedded the document in the previous post, and I am also embedding the patents that apply below. Click through for those documents as well as the response from Mr. Jannard. More »

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A litte over a year ago, there was an email hacking incident involving Arri, Band Pro, and RED; Jannard and RED have since dropped their lawsuit to the best of our understanding, since as of a few days ago that case was agreed to be dismissed by all parties involved (everyone comes out a loser having to pay all legal fees and expenses). Now we have word that a brand new legal suit has appeared against Sony, alleging patent infringement related to their F65, F55, and F5 cameras. More »

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Resolution. Sensor size. Frame rates. Dynamic range. These are terms we’re used to hearing in the ongoing battle between camera manufacturers. Now there’s another term you can add to the mix in the battle between RED and ARRI: “lawsuit.” This one’s not particularly straightforward, as it seems camera shop Band Pro’s President and CEO, Amnon Band, had his email hacked by former employee Michael Bravin after Bravin left Band Pro for ARRI. ARRI is quick to point out that Bravin acted on his own, but the plot thickens as RED’s Jim Jannard mentioned that his emails were also accessed illegally. Given there is no such thing as a pretty legal battle, this could get ugly: More »