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A Survey of 9th Circuit Fair Use Computer Cases

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 19, 2023

Here are computer program copyright fair use cases from the United States Copyright Office "Fair Use Index."  Call us for representation at (877) 276-5084.

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Computer Programs and Fair Use

Rimini St. v. Oracle Int'l Corp., 473 F. Supp. 3d 1158 (D. Nev. 2020) 2020 D. Nev. Ninth Circuit Computer Program Fair use not found
Solid Oak Sketches, LLC v. 2K Games, Inc., No. 16-cv-724-LTS-SDA (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 26, 2020) 2020 S.D.N.Y. Second Circuit Computer program; Film/Audiovisual; Painting/Drawing/Graphic Fair use found
Wall Data, Inc. v. L.A. Cnty. Sheriff's Dep't, 447 F.3d 769 (9th Cir. 2006) 2006 9th Cir. Ninth Circuit Computer program Fair use not found
Sony Computer Entm't. Inc. v. Connectix Corp., 203 F. 3d 596 (9th Cir. 2000) 2000 9th Cir. Ninth Circuit Computer program Fair use found
Sony Computer Entm't Am., Inc. v. Bleem, L.L.C., 214 F.3d 1022 (9th Cir. 2000) 2000 9th Cir. Ninth Circuit Computer program Preliminary ruling, mixed result, or remand
Sega Enters. Ltd. v. MAPHIA, 948 F. Supp. 923 (N.D. Cal. 1996) 1996 N.D. Cal. Ninth Circuit Computer program; Internet/Digitization Fair use not found
Sega Enters. Ltd. v. Accolade, Inc., 977 F.2d 1510 (9th Cir. 1992) 1992 9th Cir. Ninth Circuit Computer program; Education/Scholarship/Research

Fair use found

Courtesy of fair use index.

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