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IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    How you can rent your own orphan, and why there are 91 million of them

    How you can rent your own orphan, and why there are 91 million of them
    When it comes to media releases this Kat is a sitting target, which may account for the reason why he received the following missive not once but four times over: UK OPENS ACCESS TO 91 MILLION ORPHAN WORKSThe IPO, based in Wales, estimates…
  • Oct 29

    IP: the "no-patents round-up for non-techie people" Session 4

    IP: the "no-patents round-up for non-techie people" Session 4
    The final session of today's experimental conference, IP: the "no-patents round-up for non-techie people", starred Edward Smith, an accredited mediator as well as being a Hearing Officer with the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Edward…
  • Oct 29

    IP: the "no-patents round-up for non-techie people" Session 3

    IP: the "no-patents round-up for non-techie people" Session 3
    First to speak after lunch was former guest Kat Darren Meale, on the wonderful world of designs. Designs are usually easy and cheap to register when compared with trade marks, he reminded us, and you don't lose them through non-use.…
Rank this Week: 84

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Oct 29

    BitTorrent: Motion to Quash is Not a Proper Vehicle for Severing Doe

    BitTorrent: Motion to Quash is Not a Proper Vehicle for Severing Doe
    Site B v. Does 1-51, No. 13 C 5295, Slip Op. (N.D. Ills. Mar. 7, 2014) (Leinenweber, Sen. J.). Judge Leinenweber denied Doe 39′s motion to quash a pre-discovery subpoena in this BitTorrent case involving the motion picture “Under…
  • Oct 27

    Fair Use & Likelihood of Confusion Doom Lanham Act Claim

    Fair Use & Likelihood of Confusion Doom Lanham Act Claim
    Sorenson v. WD-40 Co., No. 12 C 50417, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2014) (Kapala, J.). Judge Kapala granted defendant WD-40 summary judgment as to plaintiff’s Lanham Act and related state law claims regarding plaintiff’s THE…
  • Oct 24

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim
    R-Boc Reps., Inc. v. Minemyer, No. 11 C 8433, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff R-Boc’s motions to amend its Final Invalidity Contentions with an allegedly new theory regarding the phrase…
Rank this Week: 176

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Oct 28

    Roca rocked; Randazza revel

    Roca rocked; Randazza revel
    You may have already read the previous post, only from yesterday, about the Roca Labs v. PissedConsumer follies. If you have, great.  If you haven’t… maybe you want to come back to it after you read this — in…
  • Oct 26

    Channeling Mr. Roger

    Channeling Mr. Roger
    Originally posted 2009-05-27 13:54:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter“I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you,” crooned Mr. Rogers for all those afternoons. Well, evidentially it’s mutual, and then…
  • Oct 26

    Roca Labs: Until someone puts out an eye

    Roca Labs: Until someone puts out an eye
    It has just been all too, too much to follow, especially from the distance I’ve had to keep from the whole thing — a small distance, mind you,  as I’ll explain.  But really, all the fun is taking place in Florida,…
Rank this Week: 172

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Sep 2

    Japanese Court Removal Request

    Japanese Court Removal Request
    International: Japanese Court Removal Request; <br> <i>From:</i> ( Japan) <i>To:</i> Twitter, Inc.
  • Sep 1

    This Website has no Pier

    This Website has no Pier
    Trademark: <br> <i>From:</i> York Condominium Corporation No. 382 <i>To:</i> <br><i>Date:</i> 2014-08-22
  • Aug 29

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> VeronickaM/ MyFreeCams <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i>
Rank this Week: 170

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 22

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?
    The Case of the Monkey Photographer Back in 2011, photographer David Slater found himself in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, taking pictures of critically endangered crested black macaque monkeys. After taking some pictures of…
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
  • Jun 10

    The Right of Publicity

    The Right of Publicity
    Hey, That’s Me! You spend months working on your cosplay outfit, and it turns out perfect. You are the hit of the con, with everyone taking your picture. Then, all of a sudden, you see you and your outfit on all kinds of merchandise,…
Rank this Week: 325

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 392

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Aug 28

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!
         We’re proud to be headquartered in Oklahoma City for many reasons, and you can expect to hear more from us on this topic.  Here’s one of the quirkier reasons:  Our city is ranked in the top 10 by…
  • Aug 19

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!
    Did you know that Oklahoma City has been ranked the #1 most affordable and a Top 5 fastest-growing city in America? The oil and gas industry is a big economic contributor, but we are also home to 265 aviation and aerospace companies…
  • Jul 2

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.
    Ward Hobson On June 13, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in the Myriad gene patents case (Association For Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.) that patent claims directed to…
Rank this Week: 388

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 27

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 346 – The New Guy

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 346 – The New Guy
    This week we introduce a new face to the Copyright 2.0 Show as Evan Sheres comes to chat about copyright news and provide his much-needed insight!
  • Oct 27

    3 Count: Unembeddable Result

    3 Count: Unembeddable Result
    EU Court rules embedding isn't infringement, Germany raids homes of suspected pirate operators and lawyer in Zeppelin case in disciplinary hearing.
  • Oct 24

    3 Count: Aereo Injunction

    3 Count: Aereo Injunction
    Judge issues preliminary injunction against Aereo, LMFAO claims Rick Ross is holding up their legal battle and Google's penalty hits pirate sites hard.
Rank this Week: 464

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    The Copyright Act Political Ad Amendment That Wasn't Tabled

    The Copyright Act Political Ad Amendment That Wasn't Tabled
    In this uniquely tragic and distressing week on Parliament Hill, there was one thing that was a big story a week ago about an event that was rumoured to be on the brink of happening but which has now quietly disappeared from the radar…
  • Oct 16

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place
    As I have suggested before in some detail on April 11, 2014, the Copyright Board is caught between a rock and hard place on the Access Copyright (“AC”) Post-Secondary file and the gap is narrowing.  The withdrawal of the two…
  • Oct 15

    Copyright, Campaigns and Lots of Other “C” Word

    Copyright, Campaigns and Lots of Other “C” Word
    (Wherein Rick Mercer Goes Remarkably Rogue re Reliability and his Research Resourcefulness: Warning - this Rant is Hazardous to the State of Canadian Journalism and Rick's Otherwise Respected Role Therein) Countless…
Rank this Week: 490

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Oct 24

    On the right to be forgotten and the right to remember

    On the right to be forgotten and the right to remember
    Earlier this year the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided the case of Google Spain v Costeja González, which established the so-called right to be forgotten (RTBF), which can be more accurately described as a…
  • Oct 13

    Who wants to be forgotten?

    Who wants to be forgotten?
    Back when the Court of Justice of the European Union decided the case of Google Spain, one of my first comments was that we needed some time to have a look at the way the decision is going to be applied and implemented. It’s been just…
  • Oct 3

    Could naked celebrity pictures bring about global right to be forgotten?

    Could naked celebrity pictures bring about global right to be forgotten?
    Much has been written about the security and gender issues surrounding the leak of naked celebrity pictures taken from cloud services. Similarly, much has been said about the CJEU ruling on the so-called “right to be…
Rank this Week: 510

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
  • Jun 13

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
Rank this Week: 502

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jul 24

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law

    Guest Post By Robert Cumming: Initial Interest Confusion Under EU Trademark Law
       Introduction by Andrew Berger I am pleased to introduce Robert Cumming who I have enjoyed meeting at INTA and whose blog posts at.www.robertcumming.eu I read with interest. Robert is an experienced IP lawyer with Appleyard Lees,…
  • May 30

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL

    Determing Genuine Use of a CTM in the EU after ONEL
      Another issue that came up in a Table Topics discussion I moderated at INTA earlier this month was what constitutes genuine use sufficient to sustain a CTM In the the European Union (EU). We briefly touched on Merken v. Beheer (better…
  • May 22

    Translating IP Translator For US Mark Holders Filing in Europe

    Translating IP Translator For US Mark Holders Filing in Europe
    I recently moderated a table topics discussion at the INTA annual meeting in Dallas on alternatives available to US mark holders when registering their marks in Europe. One of the issues that came up was the case of Chartered Institute of…
Rank this Week: 483

Lawgarithms

Lawgarithms

Issue-spotting the Live Web. Covers blogging, copyright, licenses, privacy, software, syndication and more. By Denise Howell.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/howell/
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Stop the security line, I want to get off. And I’m taking my kid with me.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
Rank this Week: 577

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Oct 29

    CASL software provisions & CRTC interpretation

    CASL software provisions &amp; CRTC interpretation
    In addition to the anti spam provisions of CASL, it contains provisions against malware starting in January 2015. It imposes disclosure and consent requirements for software providers in certain situations. Unfortunately, those provisions are…
  • Oct 15

    Android 5.0 Lollipop has arrived

    Android 5.0 Lollipop has arrived
    Anyone who wants the latest and greatest tablet is in luck. Google just announced the release of its new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, and a new Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6 phone, and Nexus Player streaming media player.  Lollipop will…
  • Oct 14

    Randy Bachman this weekend at Orchestra London’s Red Hot Weekend

    Randy Bachman this weekend at Orchestra London’s Red Hot Weekend
    Randy Bachman (Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive) performs with Orchestra London this Friday and Saturday night in his first ever performance with an orchestra. More info is in James Reaney’s column where he says: A new project,…
Rank this Week: 659

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
Rank this Week: 756

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Oct 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-27
    Big Pirate Sites 'Raided', Admins on the Run https://t.co/oTWUOywHI0 -> Denmark: Code of Conduct on website blocking http://t.co/LRX0DNtIpW -> Hacked: The escalating arms race against cybercrime http://t.co/2DcJ6GGzqi -> Computer and…
  • Oct 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-26
    Online hate speech could be curtailed under new anti-terror push http://t.co/ac44VLKdHz -> Enterprise Compliance With The CASL Software Provisions – Six Questions For Large Enterprises http://t.co/j9EAEAT5Ao -> Embedding Is Not…
  • Oct 26

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-25

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-25
    blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18 http://t.co/fLXIX1Pwvp -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18: Cyberbullying bill inches closer to law despite priva… http://t.co/Jt8xEVdzzh ->…
Rank this Week: 835

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Oct 24

    Nonprofit Educational Use is Fair Use and Trumps Lack of Transformation

    Nonprofit Educational Use is Fair Use and Trumps Lack of Transformation
    Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Sage Publications sued Georgia State University (GSU) for copyright infringement.  GSU made scanned materials from plaintiff’s books available to students over the Internet…
  • Oct 17

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement

    Bumpin' Bus Stop Sampling Swerves Around Copyright Infringement
    David Pryor wrote the musical composition “Bumpin’ Bus Stop” in 1974.  His band, The Play Boys, recorded the song at Gold Future Recording Studio.  Pryor distributed copies of “Bumpin’ Bus Stop”…
  • Oct 10

    No Record But Still the Same Old Tune

    No Record But Still the Same Old Tune
    The district court eloquently described the case’s status and defendants’ post-trial motion following a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiffs.  My favorite sentence in this passage is “Ultimately, the goal is to make…
Rank this Week: 1020

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 821

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 927

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Sep 29

    Breaking: This morning, Judge Paule of the…

    Breaking: This morning, Judge Paule of the Southern District of New York issued an opinion granting in part and denying in part the defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law in Capitol Records v MP3Tunes, in which the jury had…
  • Sep 19

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It
    Today, Shades of Gray took the Ice Bucket Challenge in true copyright lawyer fashion – with a sprinkling of copyright (and comments from the Harvey Siskind peanut gallery).  Happy Friday! The post Shades of Gray Takes the Ice…
  • Sep 15

    The Seventh Circuit Is Not ImpressedTransformativeness? Whatev

    The Seventh Circuit Is Not ImpressedTransformativeness? Whatev
    The Seventh Circuit is not impressed with the transformative use doctrine (cue graphics of Judge Easterbrook wearing a McKayla Maroney frown).  The court just issued an opinion giving the back of its hand to transformativeness,…
Rank this Week: 875

CopyOwner

CopyOwner

Written from the perspective owners of expressive materials (movies, books, pictures, songs, video games, etc.) who are subject to competition laws, copyright laws, and freedom of expression laws. By John T. Mitchell.

http://interactionlaw.com/wordpress
  • May 28

    Edward Snowden at West Point

    Edward Snowden at West Point
    Today (May 28, 2014), I heard President Obama’s speech at West Point during the same drive-time as John Kerry’s interview about Edward Snowden. The words clashed. PRESIDENT OBAMA: I hereby absolve all cadets who are on…
  • Jun 27

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?
    The intention behind the We Are Watching You Act of 2013 may be laudable, but the solution seems pretty narrow-minded. Fearing technology that would allow the entity transmitting video programs to your TV or computer screen to watch…
  • Dec 27

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican
    CNN reports, “Obama, congressional leaders to discuss impending fiscal cliff - CNN.com,” in coverage similar to that of so much other of the attention-addled media. For the last several weeks, we have been plastered with coverage…
Rank this Week: 1030

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 805

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

Focuses on copyright, trademark, patent and business disputes. By One LLP.

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed
    Jay Z escapes copyright lawsuit.
  • Jun 21

    Software Patents Survive

    Software Patents Survive
    The Federal Circuit issued a significant decision curtailing the power of district courts to dismiss patent lawsuits at the Rule 12 stage on the basis that the claimed subject matter falls outside Section 101’s categories of…
  • Jun 18

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 930

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
  • Oct 11

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?
    By: Andriana Chryssikos High fashion luxury labels have found themselves to be stuck somewhere in between our youth culture’s fashion craze: streetwear parodies of well-known luxury labels, and a trademark infringement lawsuit. …
  • Oct 9

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing
    By: Sandra Stanfield Fashion companies utilize a mechanism called licensing to expand the brand and also increase revenue via royalties. So what exactly is licensing? Licensing is the process of “renting” a fashion company’s…
  • Oct 7

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
Rank this Week: 832

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 1445

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Oct 22

    Court denies request of plaintiffs in right of publicity suit to exhume the body of Aunt Jemima

    Court denies request of plaintiffs in right of publicity suit to exhume the body of Aunt Jemima
    The great-grandsons of Anna S. Harringon, whose image formed the basis for Aunt Jemima, sued Quaker Oats Company and others for $2 billion claiming that defendants failed to pay royalties to Harrington’s estate after her death in 1955.…
  • Oct 16

    GitHub jeopardizes its DMCA safe harbor status by launching its new policy

    GitHub jeopardizes its DMCA safe harbor status by launching its new policy
    GitHub has baked in some feelgood to its new DMCA takedown policy. The new setup features clearer language, a refusal to automatically disable all forks of an allegedly infringing repository, and a 24-hour window in which the target of a…
  • Oct 14

    YouTube has been a billion dollar boon to big media

    YouTube has been a billion dollar boon to big media
    This NBC News piece reports that since 2007, YouTube’s ContentID program has enabled copyright holders to monetize content posted to the service and get paid a billion dollars in the process. (Also included in the report is the…
Rank this Week: 1476

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Sep 15

    Dallas Buyers Club Files Suit against 10 Does in Washington State

    Dallas Buyers Club Files Suit against 10 Does in Washington State
    Multi-state litigant Dallas Buyers Club, LLC continues its BitTorrent copyright assault, this time filing against 10 Doe parties in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Troll Defense was somewhat surprised to see…
  • Sep 8

    More Singleton Doe Cases in Oregon

    More Singleton Doe Cases in Oregon
    The owners to the rights to the acclaimed film Dallas Buyers Club are back in Oregon U.S. District Court with a batch of “singleton” lawsuits against Doe parties, alleging both federal Copyright Act and Oregon State…
  • Jul 28

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon

    They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon
    Some weeks after a batch of its Oregon state trademark lawsuits arising from Dallas Buyers Club were dismissed for improper joinder, Voltage has returned to the U.S. District Court in Oregon with at least two “singleton”…
Rank this Week: 1351

free the books

free the books

Covers the international treaties and copyright laws that govern foreign works. From the University of Texas Libraries.

http://blogs.lib.utexas.edu/freethebooks
  • Apr 8

    Golan v. Holder gets a second wind

    Golan v. Holder gets a second wind
    As Lessig described it, “from the there’s-no-way-in-hell-you’ll-win-that-one department,” the case challenging the US roll-back of public domain status for foreign works that entered the pd here because their copyright owners failed…
  • Jan 23

    Air and Simple Gifts: Public domain shines within latest composition

    Air and Simple Gifts: Public domain shines within latest composition
    I was so happy all day long on Tuesday, watching the country, indeed the world, watch us welcome a new administration. One of the high-points was the fabulous rendering by four of the world’s finest musicians (even if they recorded it in…
  • Jan 16

    Ah, is the public in for a treat!

    Ah, is the public in for a treat!
    A little off-topic, about the public interest in access to the goings on of the justice system more so than the public interest in access to the works the public is entitled to use as it sees fit when coyright has done its job already —…
Rank this Week: 1178

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Oct 29

    Starting today, UK has new licensing scheme for orphan work

    Starting today, UK has new licensing scheme for orphan work
    Orange (or Orphan Works Directive)? So spring/summer 2014!The Orphan Works Directive? So last season! Even if the deadline for implementation is today [but how many Member States have transposed it into their national laws yet? Not all,…
  • Oct 28

    Who framed the CopyKat?

    Who framed the CopyKat?
    The UK government has confirmed another two years of funding for the City Of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit, or PIPCU, which has been spearheading a number of anti-piracy initiatives since its launch last year.Finnish…
  • Oct 27

    CopyrightX return

    CopyrightX return
    Brian Stevens (Senior Intellectual Property Consultant, Danfoss Limited) writes to tell us how much he enjoyed the 2014 CopyrightX online course offered by HarvardX, Harvard Law School, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, which…
Rank this Week: 1851

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • Oct 29

    Drafting & Negotiating Publishing Contract

    Drafting &amp; Negotiating Publishing Contract
    Drafting and negotiating contracts is viewed by some novice publishers as wasteful and time consuming. “It gets in the way of the fun stuff.” “Attorneys cost money.” “Most …
  • Dec 13

    Copyright Half-Truth

    Copyright Half-Truth
    12 COPYRIGHT PERMISSION MYTHS By Lloyd J. Jassin If you intend to use a copyrighted work, unless the use is considered a fair use, you must obtain written permission.  Under federal law, only the copyright owner or someone…
  • Mar 10

    Kill a Reader, Save an Industry (via Content Branding)

    Kill a Reader, Save an Industry (via Content Branding)
    The Internet Can  Be Dangerous to Your Health (& Book Publishing)  "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" - caption to a 1993 New Yorker cartoon by Peter Steiner  Google promises that the quality of information…
Rank this Week: 2343

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
Rank this Week: 2056

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Oct 29

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with Australia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Google has published a new version of How Google Fights Piracy, a report detailing the search giant’s antipiracy…
  • Oct 16

    New issue of Music & Copyright with collection society financial

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with collection society financial
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Combined royalty collections for the 20 biggest authors’ societies and organizations that have published results…
  • Oct 10

    Music subscription services face a difficult balancing act between price and value

    Music subscription services face a difficult balancing act between price and value
    Music is unquestionably important to most people’s lives, regardless of where they are in the world. Although not everyone spends money on recorded music or buys tickets to a gig or festival, a very high percentage of people listen to…
Rank this Week: 2066

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 28

    Everything You Need to Know About Doing a Kickstarter

    Everything You Need to Know About Doing a Kickstarter
    That is, doing a successful Kickstarter if you're a slightly quirky not-at-all-mainstream artist that has something of a fan base. Under the title "One Weird Trick..." the musical duo called The Doubleclicks gives you all their secrets and…
  • Oct 27

    Is Patent Valuation a Leading Indicator of Trolls' Demise?

    Is Patent Valuation a Leading Indicator of Trolls' Demise?
    This is kind of an esoteric idea so let me see if I can unpack it a bit: patents are bought and sold, as well as licensed. Sometimes the patent buyers are people who think they can use the patents to make money not by producing product but by…
  • Oct 23

    Free Music in a Capitalist Society

    Free Music in a Capitalist Society
    In a keynote speech that ranges from his early utopian community days with the Stooges to BitTorrent and Kim Dotcom, Iggy Pop shows he is still as with it and still as relevant as ever. Pop talks about the music business, then and now, and…
Rank this Week: 2136

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

Title 17: The S(c)ite For Copyright Law

Provides analysis, learn­ing and discussion relating to copyright law. By Paul Fakler.

http://title17.net/
  • Oct 28

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate
    The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a 3rd – 5th year copyright / trademark litigation associate for its intellectual property practice group. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in copyright litigation and…
  • Mar 19

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
  • Mar 19

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released
    The public version of Judge Cote’s ASCAP Pandora rate decision has been released.  Commentary to follow, once I have had the chance to read, but here is the decision for those interested:
Rank this Week: 2226

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Denmark: Code of Conduct on website blocking

    Denmark: Code of Conduct on website blocking
    RettighedsAlliancen RettighedsAlliancen The Telecommunications Industry Association (Teleindustrien) in Denmark has recently signed a code of conduct defining the conditions of voluntary website blocking by Danish Internet Service Providers…
  • Oct 17

    Public libraries: the right to digitise and the right of reproduction

    Public libraries: the right to digitise and the right of reproduction
    Institute for Information Law (IViR)Institute for Information Law (IViR) “What the Court did not consider though, is that the outcome of the application of the 3-step test to the digitisation of each individual work for the purposes of…
  • Oct 13

    Who owns the World Cup? The case for and against (intellectual) property rights in sports.

    Who owns the World Cup? The case for and against (intellectual) property rights in sports.
    Institute for Information Law (IViR)Institute for Information Law (IViR)   During the recent  25th anniversary  conference of  the IViR (2-4 July in Amsterdam) many interesting lectures were given and many intriguing…
Rank this Week: 2023

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Oct 21

    California Law Protects Public Performance Rights of Pre-1972 Sound Recording

    California Law Protects Public Performance Rights of Pre-1972 Sound Recording
    The issue of whether to enact performance rights for sound recordings has been debated by parties, courts, national legislatures, and intergovernmental bodies in various State, Federal, foreign, and international forums for more than 40…
  • Oct 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/17/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/17/14
    A Slippery Slope: the Facilitation of Fair Use as Fair Use — “Even with the limited nature of the decision, it continues a worrisome trend – permitting a for-profit entity to commit direct copyright infringement because of…
  • Oct 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/03/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 10/03/14
    Profit, Not Ideology, Motivates Cyberlockers that Facilitate Copyright Infringement — “A vigorous debate has developed in recent years over numerous aspects of copyright protection. There can be little doubt, however, that…
Rank this Week: 1993

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Oct 10

    Announcing BookLiberator Beta.

    Announcing BookLiberator Beta.
    Announcing BookLiberator Beta — the affordable, low-tech book digitizer that looks good in your living room or library, and can scan 600-900 pages per hour! Order now from our online store We're very…
  • Sep 19

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition

    Copyright as Censorship in Science: Striped Nanoparticle Edition
    A band of researchers has been tirelessly trying to demonstrate that a body of scientific work which rests on a paper from over 10 years ago is completely wrong. The only problem is, their argument isn't being allowed to stand or fall on its…
  • Aug 16

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".

    Explaining to STM That There Are Not 100 Kinds of "Open".
    Question Copyright recently signed on to an open letter to the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), calling on them to withdraw the counterproductive model licenses they have been promoting for use…
Rank this Week: 2075

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Oct 6

    ‘Patent troll’ cannot “derail” FTC investigation

    ‘Patent troll’ cannot “derail” FTC investigation
    By Jay Levine and Allen Carter Have to give them an “A” for effort. “Patent troll” MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC sued the FTC hoping to shut down its investigation into the company because the investigation violated…
  • Oct 2

    The latest surge in data breaches highlight key takeaways for employer

    The latest surge in data breaches highlight key takeaways for employer
    By Brian Hall The recent data breaches at Target, Home Depot, and Jimmy John’s have kept data privacy and security in the news lately. But from a legal perspective, there has never been much that the victims of these breaches could do…
  • Sep 12

    Grab your passport; geographic gTLDs are jetsetting this month

    Grab your passport; geographic gTLDs are jetsetting this month
    By Melissa Barnett Twenty-three new gTLDs have been delegated since our last post. The following gTLDs have been cleared for takeoff: .network .企业 (Chinese for…
Rank this Week: 1651

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks and copyright news. By Vincent G. LoTempio.

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Sep 23

    Washington Wine and a Wealth of Knowledge

    Washington Wine and a Wealth of Knowledge
    This year’s annual Wine, Beer and Spirit Law Conference was at the exquisite Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The two day conference last week entertained current legal issues and trends in the alcohol beverage industry as…
  • Aug 9

    LoTempio law merges with Patenthome

    LoTempio law merges with Patenthome
    Are you looking for a patent attorney or a trademark attorney? I’m Vin LoTempio an attorney registered with the US Patent and Trademark office. After a few years of having the LoTempio law blog,  Youtube Channel…
  • Aug 9

    LoTempio law merges with Patenthome

    LoTempio law merges with Patenthome
    Are you looking for a patent attorney or a trademark attorney? I’m Vin LoTempio an attorney registered with the US Patent and Trademark office. After a few years of having the LoTempio law blog,  Youtube Channel…
Rank this Week: 1560

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case &ndash; full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
  • Jun 9

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle

    Is it in the Public Domain? Review by Peter Hirtle
    Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center Advisory Board Member Peter Hirtle reviews Is it in the Public Domain? It is very difficult to determine whether works are in the public domain in the United States.  That is why I had to…
Rank this Week: 1985

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Aug 27

    Washington Redskins Challenge the Constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act

    Washington Redskins Challenge the Constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller The Washington Redskins trademark controversy is far from over. Despite the fact that certain news and sports commentators and mainstream newspapers and organizations have announced that they will no longer…
  • Aug 7

    Copyright Ownership is not Monkey Business: Wikimedia and Slater Fight Over Selfie Photograph

    Copyright Ownership is not Monkey Business: Wikimedia and Slater Fight Over Selfie Photograph
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller A simmering dispute about ownership of a copyright in photographs has now garnered international attention. As more fully reported in an article in the British newspaper The Telegraph, British photographer…
  • Aug 7

    Tesla Successfully Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute

    Tesla Successfully Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute
    Further to our recent Tesla Motors post, Bloomberg and BNA report  that Tesla has resolved its trademark dispute with Zhan Baosheng, the individual who registered the TESLA marks in China. Chinese authorities will cancel the…
Rank this Week: 1750

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack
    Hospital emergency rooms are our first line of defense for actual attacks and emergencies, but in some cases ERs are finding themselves literally under cyber-attack. Recent law enforcement notices warn that telephone access to ER’s has…
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York
    Brand owners, marketers, and in-house counsel should be cognizant of the legal implications of selecting geographical terms for the name of a product. Waller intellectual property attorney, William F. Wilson, was recently published in the…
  • May 13

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 1660

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

Covers contingent fee, alternative billing, copyright lawsuits and patent lawsuits. By Mann Law Group.

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List
    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List Normally we don’t toot our own horn – but we are pleased and honored to announce that our founder Philip P. Mann was recognized in the 2014 Washington Super…
  • Jul 8

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark
    Clearly. I'll avoid the rampant irony of taking a trademark around Jesus' name, and using The Lord's name in vain for the sake of financial gain. (Isn't there something about that in the Bible?) Television/movie star and man-of-many-faces…
  • Jun 9

    Mann Law Group Hire

    Mann Law Group Hire
    The Mann Law Group today announced that attorney Timothy J. Billick, Esq. has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Billick focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property and copyright matters including litigation and…
Rank this Week: 2175

Contemporary Intellectual…

Contemporary Intellectual Property, Licensing & Information Law

Covers intellectual property, licensing law, privacy, data protection and security and UCITA. By Raymond T. Nimmer.

http://www.ipinfoblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small

    DMCA 512 may have some bite for copyright owners - but very small
        Section 512 and the interpretation courts have given it have shifted too much of the burden to the rights owners. Every little step back to a better balance is welcome. In that spirit, the court’s decision…
  • Mar 22

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book

    "Transformative fair use" compared to "transformative purpose infringement", some cases get this totally wrong including in Google Book
    In Acuff v. Rose, 510 U.S. 569, 114 S. Ct. 1164 (1994), the Supreme Court set out the rule that transformative use (copying) of a small part of a work could be fair use even if done for commercial purposes (the case involved a parody). Since…
  • Mar 12

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed

    WNET was wrong and should be reversed
    A system captures broadcast signals and makes them available to potentially millions of the system's subscribers without a license from the copyright owners; is the system engaging in a public performance of the copyrighted works involved? …
Rank this Week: 2201

BSA Audit Blog

BSA Audit Blog

Covers software audits, including Microsoft, BSA, and Adobe audits. By Scott & Scott.

http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/blogindex.aspx?id=170
  • Feb 23

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit
    I am an intellectual property attorney in Southlake, Texas who has handled more than 230 Business Software Alliance audit matters for small to medium-sized companies. For the last ten years, I have been representing end-user companies…
  • Feb 12

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance
      If your company has received a letter from the BSA | TheSoftware Alliance requesting a software audit, you are probably wondering whether you should cooperate or ignore the request. I have been handling BSA cases for almost a decade…
  • Sep 3

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA
    BSA | The Software Alliance recently announced that it had named Victoria Espinel, who served in the Obama Administration as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator as its new President and CEO. Ms. Espinel’s prior…
Rank this Week: 2103