Steve Chang

Steve Chang

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

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Intellectual Property Alert: Google Books Affirmed as Fair Use

The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s finding that the Google Books project constitutes fair use, and is not an infringement of the copyrights in the millions of books contained in the...more

10/19/2015 - Authors Guild Commercial Use Copyright Copyright Infringement Corporate Counsel Derivative Works Fair Use Google Google Books Non-Profits Transformative Use Young Lawyers

Intellectual Property Alert: DMCA Takedowns Require Consideration of Fair Use

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that copyright holders must at least consider fair use before issuing a takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The decision, in Lenz v....more

9/16/2015 - Affirmative Defenses Appeals Copyright Copyright Infringement DMCA Fair Use Internet Service Providers (ISPs) IP License Music Music Industry Takedown Notices The Copyright Act YouTube

The Google Books Case – Here’s the Skinny

I’m sure many of us have fond memories of the venerable library card catalog: the musty smell, the tiny wooden drawers and their endless deck of equally tiny, yellowed cards on which someone laboriously typed the Dewey...more

4/22/2014 - Copyright Fair Use Google Google Books

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