Intellectual Property Law Issues for Health Care Providers
IP|Trend: Discovering Source Code
Legal Considerations for Web-Based Start-Ups
The Changing Landscape of Intellectual Property in China
Do I need permission to use images from Google on my website?
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
Mixed Outcomes on Copyright and Contract Issues Re: Volition, Time- and Space-Shifting, Intermediate Copying and Commercials-Skipping -
In a complex opinion addressing intermingled copyright and contract issues, a...more
Recently the 11th Circuit addressed on appeal the question of whether fair use insulates from copyright liability a University which offers to its students a digital repository of reading material culled from third party...more
Internet law is always changing. Here’s my impressionistic list of five of the most significant 2014 shifts affecting businesses that operate in the Internet space. David Letterman will be off the air soon, so I won’t follow...more
Cambridge University Press et al v. Patton et al. -
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit vacated the district court’s decision holding that digital excerpts of books from three academic publishers provided to...more
Cambridge University Press v. Patton is a recent opinion from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals regarding fair use. In a nutshell, the case involved the nation’s premier text-book publishers Cambridge University Press,...more
This past weekend, my wife and I were fortunate enough to take in the sights and sounds of NYC. Included on our stops was the world famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The tree was lit on December 3. Despite the...more
Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation LLC -
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment based on fair use, but cited different grounds than the district court and...more
In This Issue:
- Look Before You Click “Agree”: The Importance of Negotiating Your Company’s Software License Agreements
- Fraud in Virginia
- Common Myths about Copyright and the Internet
- Excerpt from...more
Myth: If it’s on the Internet, it’s in the public domain.
“Public domain” refers to works which are NOT protected by copyright law. There are only three ways in which something can be considered...more
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a long-awaited decision in the Georgia State e-reserves copyright case on October 17, 2014. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded to the District Court...more
TVEyes is a media-monitoring subscription service that “records the entire content of television and radio broadcasts and creates a searchable database of that content.” This service allows subscribers to search keywords or...more
Last Friday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded the Northern District of Georgia’s 350-page fair use analysis of the electronic reserves practices at Georgia State University (“GSU”). Although this...more
On September 26, 2014, the District of Massachusetts shot down a plan to develop a “textbook dictionary.” James Richards, inspired in part by the Autobiography of Malcolm X, developed a project to convert the dictionary from...more
Under Belgian law, a copyrighted work may be used without the authorisation of the author(s) for the purposes of caricature, parody or pastiche. In the absence of any clear guidance on the interpretation of the concept of...more
District court finds that TVEyes’ media-monitoring service that continuously records vast amounts of television and radio content and allows subscribers to search transcripts and video clips of that content constitutes fair...more
On September 15, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a notable opinion on the relevance and importance of "transformative use" on the copyright fair use analysis. (Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation LLC, No....more
In 1969, while a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Paul Soglin was arrested at the first Mifflin Street Block Party, a student protest of the Vietnam War. Over forty years later when that same Paul Soglin (now...more
Last week, Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York issued his opinion Fox News v. TVEyes. Fox News claimed that TVEyes’ media monitoring service was copyright infringement. TVEyes argued that it was fair...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
Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. HathiTrust, et al. -
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, affirming a district court summary judgment ruling in favor of a consortium of authors, ruled that the unauthorized...more
This paper addresses practical aspects of a typical copyright infringement case, a deceptively simple subject. Plaintiff introduces its copyright registration, proves defendant copied...more
Garcia v. Google, Inc. - USCA, Ninth Circuit, July 11, 2014:
Ninth Circuit amends earlier opinion in which it reversed district court’s denial of injunction requiring removal from YouTube.com of anti-Islamic video,...more
Every attorney in the United States understands that West Publishing Corp. (“Westlaw”) and the LexisNexis Group (“Lexis”) are perennial rivals in the electronic legal research field. As such, they don’t agree on much, but...more
On June 10, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its decision in Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust, No. 12-4547, 2014 U.S. App. Lexis 10803 (2d Cir. Jun. 10, 2014), a case in which a group of...more
Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust - USCA, Second Circuit, June 10, 2014:
Second Circuit rules that doctrine of “fair use” allows consortium of university libraries to create full-text searchable database of copyrighted...more
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