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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Easier Copyright Registration Coming for Blogs and Social Media Posts

Starting this month, social media influencers and other authors of online content can take advantage of a new group copyright registration option for short online works such as blog entries, social media posts and web...more

Fenwick & West LLP

U.S. Copyright Office: DMCA Is “Tilted Askew,” Recommends Remedies for Rightsholders

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On May 21, 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office released its first full report—based on 92,000 written comments, five roundtables and decades of case law—on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512). The analysis was...more

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Intellectual Property Bulletin - Summer 2020

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In This Issue - Inventorship, Patenting and AI: The Public Comments on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions - Interest in artificial intelligence has become so keen that questions previously found only in works...more

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

MarkIt to Market® - June 2020: Unicolors v. H&M: When White Lies Can Leave You Black and Blue

Because copyright applications are not substantively examined, unlike patent and trademark applications, obtaining a copyright registration is typically viewed as relatively easy. Indeed, only a minority of copyright...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

AI Inventorship Still a No-Go, But Will the Copyright Office Change Its Tune for Music Created by AI?

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The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) over the past decade is undeniable, and we reap its benefits throughout the day when using our smartphones, managing our bank accounts, listening to a customized playlist, shopping...more

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Client Alert: U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), signed into law in 1998, has had an enormous and long-lasting impact on the rights of copyright owners and the evolution of the internet....more

Thompson Coburn LLP

Blogs and other short online works now easier to register for copyrights

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Writers of blogs and other short online works will be able to register their copyrights more easily in a new procedure approved by the U.S. Copyright Office. It took two years of deliberation, and came more than 25 years...more

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U.S. Copyright Office Creates New Group Registration Process for Short Online Works

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On June 22, 2020, the United States Copyright Office amended its regulations to establish a new option for registration of short, online literary works that will go into effect later this summer. (See Federal Register Vol....more

Buchalter

Ninth Circuit Decision Solidifies the Importance of Adhering to Registration Formalities

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A recent decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is likely to have a significant impact on both copyright infringement matters and copyright registration practices in the Ninth Circuit, if not nationwide. The case,...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Courts Have Construed DMCA Too Favorably for Online Providers, Copyright Office Says

In its "first full analysis" of whether section 512 of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) "is… achieving its aim of balancing the needs of online service providers with those of creators," the U.S. Copyright...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Copyright Office Says DMCA Is Too Pro-Tech

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The US Copyright Office issued a lengthy report concluding that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has “tilted askew” in favor of tech companies. It called on Congress to make changes in the act that will favor...more

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Copyright Office Seeks Changes To Law To Help Copyright Owners

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The U.S. Copyright Office recently called for changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Congress enacted 17 U.S.C. § 512 of the DCMA to balance the threat of liability for copyright infringement on online...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Interim Rule Regarding Remote Administration of 'Secure Tests'

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On May 8, 2020, the United States Copyright Office published an Interim Rule and Request for Comment delineating a new definition for the term “secure test” as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. ...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Ricky Martin’s “Vida” Lives On, but Plaintiff Will Get Another Shot at It

Addressing whether a copyright infringement claim should be dismissed with prejudice where the plaintiff failed to register his copyright prior to filing the lawsuit, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Fishing for Eligibility in Murky Waters

Last week, the Federal Circuit decided that claims related to a method of fishing that involved evaluating the water to be fished were not patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. It is a bit of a head scratcher as to why this...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

COVID-19 Impacts on the Copyright Office: What Does It Mean for Mergers and Acquisitions?

Like much of the federal government, the U.S. Copyright Office (the “Office”) is adjusting its practices and procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike registration and recordation with the U.S. Patent and...more

Dickinson Wright

Copyright Office Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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KEY TAKEAWAYS - The CARES Act provides the Copyright Office with temporary authority to extend certain filing deadlines and procedural requirements in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In conjunction with Section 710 of the...more

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“But It’s a Photo of Me!”-Celebrities Face Legal Action for Unauthorized Use of Images on Social Media

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In October 2019, professional photographer Michele Eve Sandberg filed a complaint against musical trio Jonas Brothers (both as an entity and as individuals) for unauthorized use of photos Sandberg snapped of the band during...more

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

The Copyright Office Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

On March 31, 2020, the Acting Register of the United States Copyright Office announced that she will exercise her authority under section 710 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to adjust...more

McDermott Will & Emery

US Copyright Office, USPTO Act to Assist Those Affected by COVID-19

Pursuant to the temporary authority granted by the CARES Act, the US Copyright Office and the USPTO have announced that they are taking steps to assist those impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by extending...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Hidden Layers Between AI & Patent Policy: Global Patent Office Policy Considerations and Perspectives

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With the ever increasing adoption of AI technology, no industry will unlikely be left untouched by Artificial Intelligence in the coming years. The worldwide spending on AI systems is estimated to increase as much as 100...more

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Copyright Office Accepting Electronic Applications: Copyright Offices Announces Temporary Changes to Deposit Copy Requirements

The United States Copyright Office has announced that it will temporarily accept electronic deposit copies to facilitate remote examination of electronic applications which ordinarily must be accompanied by physical deposits...more

Shutts & Bowen LLP

Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Deadlines Extended Due to the COVID19 Crisis

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office today extended certain deadlines in connection with patent and trademark related matters due to the COVID19 crisis. Similarly, the United States Copyright Office has announced...more

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CARES Act Could Provide Relief for IP Applicants, Registrants, and Owners

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the historic $2.2 trillion fiscal stimulus bill signed into law on March 27, authorizes the US Patent and Trademark Office and US Copyright Office to extend...more

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Copyright Office Announces Extensions To Certain Filing Deadlines

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On March 31, the Copyright Office Register announced the waiver of important copyright deadlines in light of the disruptive effect COVID-19 is having on the ordinary functioning of the copyright system. ...more

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