Judge sets trial date in copyright infringement case 

August 19, 2015 – Federal district court judge Lucy D. Koh has set an August 2016 trial date in a copyright infringement action brought by firm client Andrew Paley, a GRAMMY and EMMY award-winning musician and composer, against the producers of a popular online animated children's television series called TUTITU. Exclusively aired via YouTube, with its own YouTube channel, over 1.5 million YouTube subscribers and reported views in excess of one billion, the series featured (until recently) theme music Paley says was based on his song "Breakfast at Stubbs," a version of which was itself featured in Paul Bartel's motion picture "Shelf Life," released in 1993.  The firm has subpoenaed YouTube for financial and other data expected to reveal the inner workings of YouTube's compensation to content creators like TUTITU's producers. Judge Koh also set a November deadline for the parties to conduct a private mediation. A date for that event is pending.