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Top 10 Copyright Rulings Of 2018

Law360 (December 14, 2018, 2:58 PM EST) -- From "Stairway to Heaven" to Fox News to an epic battle over smartphone software, 2018 saw too many important copyright rulings to keep straight. Here are the 10 biggest you need to remember, plus seven more that didn't make the cut.

10. Astor-White v. Strong

The Ninth Circuit's August ruling included a remarkable back-and-forth between two judges over just how early a questionable copyright suit can be dismissed — an important question for media companies that are frequently sued over successful projects.

By a 2-1 vote, the ruling revived a lawsuit that claimed Fox had ripped off the show “Empire” from...

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