"Clearly there is more than one reasonable interpretation of the language at issue here." That sentence right there tell me we are dealing with an activist judge who disagrees with law-as-written and is trying to legislate from the bench.
So Three's Company was inspired bt a Brit-Com called Man About The House. This makes me wonder if the producers of Three's Company ever sought and secured permission from the holders of the copyright to Man About The House. Or felt/claimed/whatever that Three's Company was /parody/ and/or /transformative/, therefore didnt need to seek permissions.
It would be ironic (and very two-faced) of the producers of Three's Company were that the case.
"... add sufficient originality to a performance..." How to measure 'originality'.. Would each any every person who appears in a movie have their own copyright? all the way down to the extras who are part of a crowd, army, etc?
"The Administrative Office is working to restore electronic access to these cases by converting the docket sheets in these cases to PDF format which will allow us to make them available in PACER," .. Do the document really need to be converted from one format to another format at all? Just leave them as is and let the person viewing handle whatever imaging type used.