Ross Dannenberg Discusses ‘Comedians in Cars’ Copyright Case in Bloomberg Law

Banner Witcoff attorney Ross Dannenberg was quoted in a May 7 Bloomberg Law article on a recent court ruling over copyright claims related to Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” series.

The claims, according to the article, came from former Seinfeld collaborator Christian Charles who alleged he owned copyrights to the show. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in Seinfeld’s favor, finding that Charles’ copyright claims were time-barred by the three-year window under the Copyright Act.

Ross told Bloomberg Law that the ruling provides a takeaway for prospective plaintiffs: “Don’t sit on your rights.”

The article, “Seinfeld’s Win in ‘Comedians in Cars’ Copyright Case Affirmed,” is available online to subscribers.

Posted: May 13, 2020