SEATTLE--University of Washington School of Law today published the Winter 2011 issue of the new Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, the nation’s first student-run electronic law journal focusing on technology, commerce, and artistic innovation.
The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts publishes concise legal analysis aimed at practicing attorneys. The Journal publishes on a quarterly basis. This quarter’s edition includes five articles on topics including:
* The "Three Strikes" Policy in Korean Copyright Act 2009
* Antitrust Liability for Denying the Authenticity of Artwork
* Evaluating an Investor’s Secondary Copyright Infringement Liability
* Exportability’s Effect on Process Patent Enforcement
* Copyright Protection of Short Portions of Text in the United States and European Union
This issue's lead article, "The "Three Strikes" Policy in Korean Copyright Act 2009: Safe or Out?" is written by Sun-Young Moon, a Professor of Law at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul and Daeup Kim, an L.L.M. candidate at Sungkyun Kwan University in Seoul. The article describes how Korea revised its copyright laws to protect intellectual property from infringement.
Gareth S. Lacy, the Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, wrote this issue's second article, "Standardizing Warhol: Antitrust Liability for Denying the Authenticity of Artwork," which analyzes the legal battle between an art collector Joe Simon-Whelan and the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board. Lacy discusses how antitrust law outside the art world could apply to litigation over the authenticity of artwork.
James Proctor, author of LTA-Blog's first "Freshly Pressed" blog post, wrote this issue's third article, "'Capital Punishment': Evaluating An Investor's Secondary Copyright Infringement Liability after Veoh." The article discusses whether investors might be liability for copyright infringement based on the activities of the company in which they invest.
The fourth article in this issue, "Exportability's Effect on Process Patent Enforcement: Why § 271(f) Export Restrictions Do Not Apply to Intangible Process Claims," is written by Homer Yang-hsien Hsu, the Editor of the Law, Technology & Arts Blog. Hsu describes a recent federal court decision that held process patents--patents protecting how something is created, rather than a tangible creation itself--are not protected by a federal statute that prohibits U.S. manufacturers from shipping components overseas to avoid U.S. copyright law.
This issue's fifth article, "How Much is Too Much? Copyright Protection of Short Portions of Text in the United States and European Union After Infopaq International A/S v. Danske Daglades," is written by Connor Moran, the Journal's Associate Editor-in-Chief. In the Infopaq case, the European Court of Justice read the Directive to apply to eleven-word sentence fragments so long as those fragments demonstrated the author’s intellectual creation. Moran concludes that E.U. copyright protections may be stronger than those in the United States.
The Winter 2011 issue demonstrate the Journal's commitment to publishing cutting-edge legal analysis on a broad range of issues. The Journal is the nation’s first technology and law journal that also publishes articles involving the arts. This new focus allows the Journal to play a key role in furthering the University of Washington School of Law’s reputation as a center of innovation and path-breaking legal research.
The Journal accepts outside submissions from students, law professors, and practicing attorneys. For more information about the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts please download the entire Winter 2011 issue of the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts or visist www.law.washington.edu/wjlta for individual articles. The Journal also publishes a weekly blog at www.wordpress.com/wjlta.