Brent Lorentz

Brent Lorentz

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

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Judge Posner, I Presume

Over the past several months, Judge Posner and the Seventh Circuit has handed a couple of rare, but well-deserved wins to the public domain. On June 16, 2014, the Court issued an opinion holding that the primary characters...more

8/11/2014 - Arthur Conan Doyle Attorney's Fees Copyright Copyright Infringement License Agreements Public Domain Richard Posner Sherlock Holmes

Raspberry Berate

About two weeks ago, the artist (known as, then formerly known as, and now again known as) Prince filed a copyright infringement suit against 22 “accused bootleggers” (most likely fans) that had been posting links to...more

1/31/2014 - Copyright Copyright Bullying Copyright Infringement Gawker Internet Music Quentin Tarantino Video Recordings

iPurge

Earlier this summer, a movie called “The Purge” came out. The premise of this relatively disturbing thriller is that for one night a year – a 12 hour period-all crime is legal. As you can tell from the trailer below, the...more

7/19/2013 - Copyright Movies Patents Trademarks

No Escape

This post is probably a bit dated for the readers that are on the cutting edge of developments in the film industry. But since that may only be a small subset of our readers, I thought this information was worth...more

2/22/2013 - Copyright Disney World Fair Use Independent Films

I Didn’t Realize William Faulkner Used To Live Under A Bridge

Those of us that work in the field of intellectual property law have gotten really familiar with a species known as trolls. I’m not talking about mythical Norse creatures. I’m talking about patent trolls, trademark trolls,...more

12/21/2012 - Celebrities Copyright Copyright Trolls Patent Trolls

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