9th Circ. Nixes Fair Use Ruling In Celeb Wedding Photo Row

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit revived a copyright suit Tuesday brought by pop singer Noelia Lorenzo Monge against a celebrity gossip magazine publisher, reversing a lower court's finding that the publication of secret wedding photos constituted fair use.

U.S. District Judge Manuel Real erred when he granted Maya Publishing Group Inc. and Maya Magazines Inc. summary judgment on the grounds that the publication of images depicting the Monge and co-plaintiff Jorge Reynoso's wedding ceremony and wedding night in the magazine “TVNotas” was fair use under the Copyright Act...
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