Beastie Boys Sue; Law Prof's 'Head Spins'
Starting a new business? Intellectual Property 101 Presented by Prof. Islam & PA Thomas Lewry
What should my company be aware of when launching a new website?
Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Transactions
ITC: Protecting Intellectual Property in the US – Interview with Joe Hameline, Member, Mintz Levin
Copyright Matters – Interview with Andrew Skale, Member, Mintz Levin
What Damages Can I Recover If My Copyright Is Infringed Upon?
William Faulkner v. Woody Allen: Copyright Fight
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
'Gray Market' Lawyer: Congress Won't Change Copyright Laws
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Weekly Brief: Rakoff Orders Gupta To Pay Goldman Sachs' Legal Fees
New Happy Birthday Song, Copyright-Free
Worst Case Scenarios for Alleged Copyright Infringers
The First Sale Doctrine Under Copyright Law Update - Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons
Registering Trademarks & Copyrights with U.S. Customs
Legal Trends: Where is the action in copyright law today?
Copyright Safe Harbors: Establishing Protection Against Infringement Claims
SCOTUS Takes "Grey Market" Goods Resale Case
I. Introduction -
The conventional photocopier makes copies of two-dimensional documents, and computers permit replication of digital audio and video files. Now three dimensional (“3D”) printers can replicate at least...more
Before bringing an action for Copyright infringement in Federal Court, a Copyright holder must first register their Copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office. See 17 U.S.C. § 411. This is true even though a Copyrighted work is...more
A few months ago, we reported on the disabled blog of Oliver Hotham, a student in the UK whose reporting on an anti-gay rights group was censored by what appeared to be a politically-motivated takedown notice issued by that...more
While a legal battle will continue between a Second Life content "consultant" and a school teacher using the online virtual-world creating program as an educational tool, the Southern District of New York made one thing clear...more
In this issue:
- How Capitol Records v. Vimeo Shapes the Content Stream
- Internet Platform Held Liable for Counterfeit Sales – Hope for Brand Owners
- Daily Journal quotes Greg Sater on native...more
Pinterest is a pinboard-style content-sharing website where users can post photos and other content, share images and comment on each other’s content. Its rapid success—it is reported to have more than 50 million users—has...more
Vimeo, the online video service, is seeking leave to appeal to the Second Circuit on the issue of whether sound recordings made prior to 1972 are covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act...more
Capitol Records, LLC v. Vimeo, LLC, USDC, S.D.N.Y., September 18, 2013 -
District court grants in part and denies in part video-sharing website’s summary judgment motion for safe harbor protection under the DMCA for...more
We’ve previously written about Tuteur v. Crossley Corcoran, the Digitus Impudicus copyright case in the District of Massachusetts. The facts can be summarized as follows: Blogger A posted a photo of herself giving Blogger B...more
In this presentation:
- Social Media – Everywhere
- How Does Social Media Work for You?
- When Social Media Works against You
- Laws – Evolving
- Intellectual Property:...more
The District of Massachusetts may be becoming a center for takedown notice jurisprudence. As we have previously reported, pending before the court is the matter of Tuteur v. Crosley-Corcoran, the outcome of which may...more
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is sometimes criticized for creating more problems than it solves. Section 512 of the DMCA provides a mechanism for copyright owners to demand that Internet Service Providers...more
On April 18, 2013, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York upheld the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) safe harbor protection for YouTube following a remand from the Second Circuit in a...more
A simple copyright notice (e.g., “© [Year of First Publication] [Owner]”) on a website can imply an assertion of ownership in individual elements of the website and constitute “copyright management information” under the...more
The Ninth Circuit ruled recently that the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shielded a video-sharing website from copyright infringement liability. In UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Veoh Networks,...more
In this presentation:
- How Does Social Media Work For You?
- When Social Media Works Against You
- Others’ IP
- The Pinterest Question: “ But, What About Fair Use?”
- Argh, so many...more
Copyright co-ownership is a well-established method of allocating rights within the software, recording, and motion picture industries. In theory, it presents a clear and simple arrangement and provides a strong degree of...more
Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides copyright owners with the ability to demand that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) remove unauthorized copies from the internet. This can be a powerful...more
In this ever-growing world of global digital media, U.S. digital media providers are increasingly finding themselves subjected to the varying, and in some instances, evolving laws related to intellectual property protection...more
According to a recent Business Insider story, the future of 3D printing is now. If recent news headlines are anything to go by, BI is onto something: from saving the life of a child with a custom-made airway tube to creating...more
Capitol Records, Inc. v. MP3tunes, LLC, USDC, S.D. New York, May 14, 2013 -
District court grants in part motions for reconsideration of order granting summary judgment in defendants' favor based on DMCA safe harbor...more
May 24 (Bloomberg Law) -- Under current intellectual property law, a consumer who unlocks his or her own cellphone can be convicted as a felon. Law professor and Instapundit founder Glenn Reynolds says such a scenario is...more
Big changes may be afoot in copyright law these days, via both litigation and legislation. Courts are considering sweeping infringement claims with potentially far-reaching implications, and Congress is beginning the process...more
A driving force for the development of the Internet was to provide certainty for Internet service organizations on the liability exposure they may have for acts of third parties on their Internet sites....more
When you think of “Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly, “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry, and “My Girl” by the Temptations, you think classic, iconic, rock and roll. Now, in light of the most recent legal setback against music sharing...more
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