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Patent Poetry: Copyright Small Claims Court Starts Operations

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As we wrote about in this blog back in early 2021, the COVID-19 stimulus relief and government-funding bill signed into law in December created a new “small claims court” for small-scale copyright disputes....more

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Copyright Infringement before the Copyright Claims Board?

Suppose you have not registered your copyright in a book with the U.S. Copyright Office until someone has infringed your copyright by copying substantial portions of your book. Let’s also suppose you can prove that the...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Questions Surround AI-Generated Art and Copyright Authorship

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We previously discussed the idea of who is the owner and who is the creator of AI-generated art. A recent case brought by Stephen Thaler seeks to answer those questions. In his lawsuit, Dr. Stephen Thaler, President and CEO...more

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USPTO to Address NFTs; Treasury Dept. Publishes Digital Asset Fact Sheet; Financial Regulators Address Digital Assets; Crypto...

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CryptoPunk Sold at $2.6M, USPTO to Address NFTs, Court Approves NFT Service - A rare NFT from the CryptoPunk collection recently sold for approximately $2.6 million, the fifth-largest sale in the collection’s history....more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

AI Artwork: Worth a Thousand Words, but Zero Copyright Protection?

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Technology is changing, but is copyright law keeping up?  Stephen Thaler clearly believes it is not and has sued the U.S. Copyright Office over its refusal to register artwork created by his artificial intelligence software. ...more

White & Case LLP

The Copyright Claims Board goes live: early trends

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Tech Newsflash - The Copyright Claims Board ("CCB") started accepting claims on June 16, 2022. The CCB has seen a great deal of activity, with dozens of claims filed in the first few weeks, mostly alleging online...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

The U.S. Copyright Office Hires First Chief Economist

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Annual revenues from industries reliant upon the copyright system in the United States hover between $1.2 and $2.5 trillion each year, or between 6% and 12% of the U.S. GDP. Because such a significant portion of the U.S....more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Two US Senators Solicit Study of Intellectual Property Rights Related to NFTs

On June 9, 2022, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) sent a letter to the directors of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and the U.S. Copyright Office requesting a study of intellectual property (IP)...more

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U.S. Copyright Office Launches “Small Claims Court”

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Filing a copyright lawsuit just got a little bit easier. In June 2022, the Copyright Claims Board (CCB) began accepting cases. The CCB, which will function as the U.S. Copyright Office’s “small claims court,” will now be...more

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Patent Poetry: Why it’s important to register your copyrights

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As the US Copyright Office notes, “Copyright exists from the moment the work is created.” More precisely, under the Copyright Act - A work is “created” when it is fixed in a copy or phonorecord for the first time;...more

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A PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AS A YOUNG…CODE(R)?: Why Understanding Artificial Intelligence & Real Creativity Shouldn’t Make The Artist...

In my recent attempt at spring cleaning, I mentioned that “the Copyright Office’s ‘refusal to register a two-dimensional artwork claim in the work titled ‘A Recent Entrance to Paradise’ (‘Work’).” I also observed that “[e]ven...more

Williams Mullen

Copyright Claims Board to Hear Small Claims Disputes This Month

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The Copyright Office recently announced that the Copyright Claims Board (CCB) will begin accepting claims on Thursday, June 16, 2022.  The CCB is made up of three Officers and was established under the Copyright...more

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PODCAST: Williams Mullen's Trending Now: An IP Podcast - Copyrights - Small Claims Process at the Copyright Office

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In this episode of Trending Now - An IP Podcast, Courtney Reigel and Janet Cho provide an update on the small claims process at the Copyright Office, including an overview of upcoming changes under the CASE Act and the...more

Willcox & Savage, P.C.

Copyright Office Denies Application for AI “AUTHOR”

The three-person Review Board of the U.S. Copyright Office (Board), headed by Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter, recently denied an application to register the copyright claimed in a visual work created by artificial...more

Miller Nash LLP

The Ninth Circuit Leaves Open the Delta-8 THC Legal Loophole in an Intellectual Property Dispute

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In the first federal appellate ruling on delta-8 THC, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals deemed the substance legal—at least for purposes of trademark protection—concluding that if “Congress inadvertently created a loophole...more

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Can a Copyright Registration be Invalidated based on Mistakes in the Copyright Application?

Suppose that you want to register your copyright by preparing and filing a copyright application with the U.S. Copyright Office. What if you were unaware that you made some mistakes in the copyright application and the...more

Lathrop GPM

Final Rules Set for New U.S. Copyright Claims Board to Hear Small Claims

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Coming soon, there’s a new, lower cost method for U.S. copyright owners to enforce smaller claims - or for parties accused of infringement who want declarative relief stating they are noninfringing. In December 2020, Congress...more

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Etsy Introduces New IP Reporting Portal

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Businesses regularly lose revenue because of inadequate online brand enforcement. At the same time, online marketplace consumers regularly purchase counterfeit products without ever knowing that they purchased a fake. Sales...more

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

MarkIt to Market® – March 2022: An End to a Trip in Paradise: The U.S. Copyright Office's Position on AI-Generated Art

In 1884, the Supreme Court upended the view that reproductions made by a machine could not qualify for copyright protection. The Court held that a “machine-made” image, meaning a photograph, titled Oscar Wilde, No. 18....more

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

MarkIt to Market® – March 2022

Thank you for reading the March 2022 issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® newsletter. This month, we discuss copyright registration eligibility in relation to non-human authorship and new legislation surrounding...more

Venable LLP

Copyright Office Issues Pro-Accessibility Final Rules for Initial Stages of Copyright Claims Board Proceedings

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Following multiple extensions of the notice and comment period for the establishment of the Copyright Claims Board under the CASE Act, the Copyright Office has published its highly anticipated final rule for the initiation of...more

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Copyright Claims Board Clarifies Service Rules and Opt-Outs

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The US Copyright Office issued two final rules for how companies can designate agents to receive claims and how libraries can preemptively opt out of claims before the Copyright Claims Board (CCB). The agency has been...more

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC

Hero’s Rights - Chapter 1

Many of us grew up reading comic books, watching cartoons Saturday mornings and/or after school, and we are currently in Phase Two of the most ambitious and successful cinematic project of all time: The Marvel Cinematic...more

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Is Machine-Made Art Copyrightable?

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The United States Copyright Office has refused to register a copyright for a work of art created by a machine. The work of art is a two-dimensional picture that is mostly dark and sort of looks like a painting. ...more

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Podcast: The Briefing by the IP Law Blog - Copyright Office Rejects Application for A.I. Created Art Work

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In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the U.S. Copyright Office’s refusal to register a copyright for a piece of artwork created by Artificial Intelligence....more

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