Alderman Law Office

1001 G Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001, United States
Contact: Elliott Alderman
Phone: 202-596-5682
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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Other U.S. Locations
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The availability of images in the digital/Internet environment has made the jobs of publishers and graphic designers easier in some ways, but also increases their legal exposure and makes rights clearance more important. Because…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Viacom v. YouTube (2d Cir. 2012)

In Viacom v. YouTube, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently rendered a decision in what could have been a watershed copyright case, involving the intersection between user-generated content and the…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Copyright Doe Defendant Can’t Quash Disclosure Subpoena Anonymously—Hard Drive Productions v. Does

D.C. magistrate holds in copyright file-sharing case that IP address owners may no longer anonymously file motions to quash disclosure subpoenas. By filing motions on the public docket, the defendants' subscriber information…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Privacy

Second Circuit holds that Digital Music Download not Public Performance (2010)

The Second Circuit defines the scope of the copyright term "performance" in the digital environment. The case is significant because it appears to be shaped by the technology of the Yahoo and RealNetwork delivery platforms…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

Fair Use: Without Harm to the Copyright Owner Can There Really be a Potential Market For a Work? (2010)

Article about the requirement of harm to the copyright owner as a fair balance with user rights in the copyright fair use calculus…more
 /  Intellectual Property

When Mandatory Arbitration is Optional (2008)

The Sixth Circuit bypassed a mandatory arbitration clause in a contract that parties had agreed upon…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Marilyn Monroe: Trade Dress from Whole Cloth?

In Nova Wines, Inc. v. Adler Fells Winery LLC et al, No. C06-06149 MHP, a California federal district court held, on a motion for preliminary injunction, that Nova’s use of photographic images of Marilyn Monroe on wine bottles…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Grokster: the Supreme Court Decision

The Supreme Court's opinion in MGM v. Grokster (2005)…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Grokster: Ninth Circuit Opinion

The Ninth Circuit's opinion in MGM v. Grokster (2005)…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Supreme Court Upholds Extending Copyright Term for Additional 20 Years

Supreme Court upholds extending copyright term of protection to life plus 70 years…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition: Supreme Court Upholds Legality of Virtual Child Pornography

In a signficant First Amendment case, the Supreme Court upheld the legality of virtual child pornography…more
 /  Intellectual Property

UCITA: Why Consumers Should Read the Fine Print

A summary of the UCITA legislation and why it may not protect consumers in some situations…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Tasini: the Supreme Court Opinion

A summary of the Supreme Court's opinion in the Tasini case…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Internet Games: Increased Hits or Illegal Gambling?

An analysis of when games of chance become illegal gambling…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Tasini: The Second Circuit Opinion

A summary of the Second Circuit's opinion in the Tasini case, which later went to the Supreme Court…more
 /  Intellectual Property
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