Judge Rips Attys Over Facebook Birth Copyright Case

Law360, New York (June 21, 2017, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A man who live-streamed his son’s birth on Facebook has been ordered to pay the attorneys' fees of ABC, NBC and several other media outlets he unsuccessfully sued for using it — lawsuits that a federal judge says "no reasonable lawyer with any familiarity with the law of copyright" should have filed.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan came four months after he easily tossed Kali Kanongataa’s lawsuits against ABC, NBC, Yahoo and COED Media over their use of the viral video. The...
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Case Title

Kanongataa v. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. et al


Case Number

1:16-cv-07382

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Lewis A. Kaplan

Date Filed

September 22, 2016


Case Title

Kanongataa v. NBCUniversal Media, LLC


Case Number

1:16-cv-07383

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Lewis A. Kaplan

Date Filed

September 22, 2016


Case Title

Kanongataa v. COED Media Group, LLC


Case Number

1:16-cv-07472

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Lewis A. Kaplan

Date Filed

September 25, 2016

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