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Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
The 2013-14 term of the Supreme Court ended with multiple decisions on intellectual property issues.
Over the past few months, the Court issued a number of patent law related opinions covering ground from claim...more
Last month, Wikimedia (the operator of Wikipedia) again refused the request of British photographer David Slater to remove a picture of a monkey from the Wikimedia Commons database of publicly available photographs....more
Over the past month, the internet has been abuzz trying to determine if the owner of the copyright to this photo belongs to the monkey or the camera owner, David Slater.
During a trip to Indonesia in 2011, Slater, a...more
Lawsuit panned by Court. The popular ratings app Yelp has been cleared by a federal appeals court of allegations in a class action lawsuit that the company extorted advertising dollars from businesses by threatening to remove...more
Arrow Productions, LTD v. The Weinstein Company LLC - USDC, S.D. New York, August 25, 2014:
District court dismisses copyright and trademark infringement claims of copyright owner of 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat,...more
Female Football Player Throws Flag at LFL over Bare Wages -
The three-year championship run of the Los Angeles Temptation was snapped in 2013 when the upstart Chicago Bliss, led by the quarterback and two-time league...more
It has been two years since British nature photographer David Slater first asked Wikimedia Commons to remove several photos of a crested black macaque from its online collection of public domain images. Slater claimed to own...more
In the competitive world of land-based casinos, high roller “VIP” players are courted with a host of special perks and privileges. A casino’s proprietary VIP customer list represents one of its most valuable assets, almost...more
Over the past several years, I have written about a series of decisions in suits brought by former collegiate athletes against EA Sports and the NCAA, seeking compensation for the use of their likenesses and those of...more
The August issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to MarketTM newsletter is all about monkey business, including an analysis of the copyright debate between British photographer David Slater and Wikimedia Commons over "selfies"...more
It is common to see celebrities, which have captivated the public for decades, photographed using a company product or wearing a branded garment. Using such photos for promoting a company’s brand can be problematic especially...more
The dispute between Wikipedia and the British photographer David Slater recently reported in various news outlets is not new. It is actually the continuation of a dispute that began in July 2011 between the UK based Caters...more
Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014:
On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that doctrine of laches could not bar plaintiff's copyright infringement claims involving...more
The Washington Redskins trademark controversy is far from over. Despite the fact that certain news and sports commentators and mainstream newspapers and organizations have announced that they will no longer use the term...more
We can chalk up another Internet-prompted intellectual property frontier: performance rights. People have been performing for one another for centuries. But suddenly courts are grappling with performance copyright claims,...more
Can you feel it? All around the country, fields are being groomed, stenciled, and painted. Tonight, the college football season begins with Georgia State taking on Abilene Christian in what could be a preview of one of...more
Pandora Media, Inc., (“Pandora”), with over 250 million registered users and over 70% of the market share of Internet radio, is known as a leader in the digital music industry. In 2013 alone, Pandora streamed 16.7 billion...more
When Congress last completely overhauled the Copyright Act in 1976, disco topped the charts, Charlie’s Angels was making its television debut, and fax machines were revolutionizing how people communicated. But it was this...more
In my childhood, come summer, the UK Parliament would go into recess, and because that seemed to signal the end of lots of newsworthy items—political scandals, Government and opposition taunting each other, etc.—the period...more
Agence France Presse v. Morel -
USDC, S.D. New York, August 13, 2014 -
District court upholds jury’s award of maximum statutory copyright damages of $1.2 million, plus $20,000 in DMCA damages, finding sufficient...more
The cancellation of a U.S. trademark registration on any grounds, including disparagement, does not always mean the end of enforceable rights in the mark. However, cancellation may create both legal and financial...more
What is a trade dress? Is this a new fashion trend that Miley Cyrus or Rihanna started?
Not exactly. Trade dress law is a subset of trademark law that originally included only the packaging or “dressing” of a...more
All around America, men will soon gather in front of their computers feverishly conducting research, generally wasting time, and participating in one of the manliest things they likely will do for quite some time: their...more
In This Issue:
- Data for the Taking: Using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to Combat Web Scraping
- Google Glass Into Europe: A Small Step or a Giant Leap?
- Drugs and the Internet: FDA Distributes New...more
Hendricks & Lewis PLLC v. Clinton -
Addressing the issue of whether a lower court abused its discretion by appointing a receiver and authorizing the sale of master sound recordings to satisfy monetary judgments, the...more
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