In an opinion last week, Judge Koeltl denied a motion to dismiss brought by NBC and Peacock, which are accused of infringing the plaintiff’s copyright to two videos in connection with a documentary about Rudy Giuliani’s infamous press conference in front of the Four Seasons Total Landscaping business—widely speculated to have been intended to take place at the Four Seasons Hotel. One video was of the press conference itself, and the other depicted confrontations between supporters of Joe Biden and supporters of Donald Trump.

Judge Koeltl rejected the defendants’ argument that using the videos as part of a documentary “forgives all copying” as fair use:Continue Reading Judge Koeltl: Producing Documentary Does Not “Forgive All Copying” as Fair Use