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The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 21

    Tuscan mayor orders destruction of cannabis-made art installation

    Tuscan mayor orders destruction of cannabis-made art installation
    Is there anything more reinvigourating than flying back to one's own native hometown to catch up with family and friends and realise - once again - that copyright is all around us? This is what happened to me last weekend when,…
  • Jul 21

    Content + ISPs - the banns are read

    Content + ISPs - the banns are read
    [Note to non-native English speakers and those of other faiths - the reading of the banns is a process which one must go through to become lawfully married in the Church of England and various other Christian denominations - it is not the…
  • Jul 17

    The CopyKat - tantalising titbits of global copyright new

    The CopyKat - tantalising titbits of global copyright new
    Holmes and WatsonA federal judge has refused to stay a Seventh Circuit decision affirming that most of the Sherlock Holmes stories have lapsed into the public domain as the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle appeals to the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 4420

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 21

    Domain Registry of America Suspended

    Domain Registry of America Suspended
    The Domain Registry of America can no longer process new domains, putting a temporary halt to one of the Web's most hated companies and practices. The post Domain Registry of America Suspended appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 21

    3 Count: RickRoll Down

    3 Count: RickRoll Down
    Warning letters set to go out soon to UK pirates, Mail.ru blocked in Italy over piracy concerns and the original RickRoll video blocked then restored. The post 3 Count: RickRoll Down appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 18

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 334 – Sounding Cloudy

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 334 – Sounding Cloudy
    Fox loses bid to apply Aereo ruling to Dish, SoundCloud strikes deal with record labels and Seth MacFarlane is sued over Ted. The post Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 334 – Sounding Cloudy appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 48

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jul 21

    Lest You Had Any Doubts, the ALA is on the Right Side Again

    Lest You Had Any Doubts, the ALA is on the Right Side Again
    I got an update from American Library Association (ALA) letting me know that they had joined with other higher education and library organization to file a joint comment to the FCC in support of net neutrality. This should serve to remind…
  • Jul 18

    Deadly Effects of Unaffordable Medicines (TPP)

    Deadly Effects of Unaffordable Medicines (TPP)
    On the eve of the next round of secret talks on the festering pushole that is the TPP - the trade treaty so secret it can only be seen the by the multinational corporations that are writing it - MSF is once again attempting to encourage some…
  • Jul 15

    Planet Money on the Case Against Patent

    Planet Money on the Case Against Patent
    NPR's Planet Money podcast did a segment on the case against patents. It's mostly an exploration of how one would cope economically in a world without protection for certain kinds of IP. Sadly, they continue the mini-fiction that Tesla is…
Rank this Week: 163

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Precedent III - is it res judicata?

    Precedent III - is it res judicata?
    This is the third and, the IPKat expects, final post in this reflective series considering the role of “precedent” at the European Patent Office (EPO).  The previous two posts (here and here) have attracted considerable…
  • Jul 21

    Ten million! Thanks so much ...

    Ten million! Thanks so much ...
    This morning the IPKat weblog's Google page-view counter (which readers may have noticed in the sidebar on the left-hand side of the IPKat's home page) reached the magical, if admittedly arbitrary, figure of 10,000,000.  The Kat,…
  • Jul 21

    Italian court says that YouTube’s Content ID should be used to block allegedly infringing content

    Italian court says that YouTube’s Content ID should be used to block allegedly infringing content
    A couple of months ago this blog reported that the Tribunale di Torino (Turin District Court) had rejected an application for an interim injunction brought by Delta TV in the context of proceedings between this and…
Rank this Week: 28

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
  • Jul 21

    YouTube, Facebook, Netflix liable to pay for music in Canada rules Copyright Board

    YouTube, Facebook, Netflix liable to pay for music in Canada rules Copyright Board
    On Friday, the Copyright Board released a decision and certified two SOCAN tariffs, Tariffs 22.D.1 (Internet – Online Audiovisual Services) and 22.D.2 (Internet – User-Generated Content). The years covered by the tariffs are…
  • Jul 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-20
    Time to invest in better protections for Canada’s intellectual property http://t.co/VtXpfqNMeI -> Android set-top boxes for TV streaming: Copyright or wrong? http://t.co/kVbCOj0Gu7 -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • Jul 20

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-07-19

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-07-19
    350k damages awarded for Internet defamation Sagman v. Politi, 2014 ONSC 4183 (CanLII) http://t.co/Ju8EL7RX1v -> Damages for breach of confidence and conversion awarded IMAX Corp. v. Trotum Systems Inc., 2014 ONSC 3863…
Rank this Week: 561

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 21

    Patent Claims Dismissed for Lack of Ownership

    Patent Claims Dismissed for Lack of Ownership
    Rehco, LLC v. Spin Master, Ltd., No. 13 C 2245, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 17, 2014) (Leinenweber, J.). Judge Leinenweber granted defendant Spin Master’s motion to dismiss plaintiff Rehco’s patent infringement claim related to a toy…
  • Jul 18

    Damages Awarded on Lanham Act Default Judgment

    Damages Awarded on Lanham Act Default Judgment
    O.A. Cargo, Inc. v. OA Cargo Chicago, No. 12 C 5763, Slip OP. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 13, 2014) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel awarded damages in this Lanham Act case after he and Judge Conlon entered default judgment against the defendants. Pursuant to…
  • Jul 16

    Descriptive Trademark Does Not Survive Summary Judgment

    Descriptive Trademark Does Not Survive Summary Judgment
    Box Acquisitions, LLC d/b/a Box Partners, LLC v. Box Packaging Prods., LLC, No. 12 C 4021, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 26, 2014) (Kocoras, J.). The Court granted summary judgment for defendant in this Lanham Act case involving alleged trademark…
Rank this Week: 102

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    If Buses Are Red, Can Fair Use Be Blue?

    If Buses Are Red, Can Fair Use Be Blue?
    Annex 1 Annex 2 In 2012, more than a few eyes on both sides of the pond were raised when a brilliant young recently appointed judge named Colin Birss of the Patents County Court in England ruled that the picture called “Annex…
  • Jul 11

    Just Say No to Copyright Term Extension - Why More is Less: My Views on #TPP

    Just Say No to Copyright Term Extension - Why More is Less: My Views on #TPP
    I was honoured on July 9, 2014 to participate with Michael Geist and others in an event organized by  EFF and its partners in the Our Fair Deal coalition to brief invited TPP negotiators about key certain key copyright issues…
  • Jul 3

    Leuthold Loses Longshot Appeals In Her Litigation Against CBC

    Leuthold Loses Longshot Appeals In Her Litigation Against CBC
    The Federal Court of Appeal on June 27, 2014 has given its judgments in Catherine Leuthold’s two uphill appeals in case about which I have written earlier at length. Spoiler alert. Not surprisingly, she also lost on the appeals.…
Rank this Week: 332

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

Graham Smith's blog on law, IT, the Internet and new media

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    The other side of communications data

    The other side of communications data
    Now that the dust has settled for the moment on DRIPA (the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014) we should perhaps not forget that, even though many will regard it as worth paying, a tangible price attaches to the…
  • Jul 12

    Dissecting the emergency Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

    Dissecting the emergency Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill
    Three months after the EU Court of Justice invalidated the EU Data Retention Directive, the UK government has burst into feverish action with emergency legislation to replace the 2009 Data Retention Regulations.  Those Regulations,…
  • May 24

    This tweet is a Section 127 offence

    This tweet is a Section 127 offence
    Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 is a notorious blot on the statute book, epitomised by the ultimately unsuccessful prosecution of Paul Chambers (the Twitter Joke Trial) under the first limb of the section.  That concerns…
Rank this Week: 4590

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jul 18

    Show # 216 — Prof. David Schanzer on Edward Snowden — posted

    Show # 216 — Prof. David Schanzer on Edward Snowden — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 216, July 9, my interview with Prof. David Schanzer of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, on Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency (NSA). It was a bit over a year ago that…
  • Jul 13

    Show # 215 — Carl Oechsner on elementary school teaching and mentorship — posted

    Show # 215 — Carl Oechsner on elementary school teaching and mentorship — posted
    For the first show of the summer quarter, I have the privilege of posting Show # 215, July 2, my interview with Carl Oechsner of Croton Friends of History, and my middle school social studies teacher, mentor and inspiration, on children,…
  • Jul 3

    Show # 214 — Prof. Evan Selinger — on outsourcing our humanity to technology

    Show # 214 — Prof. Evan Selinger — on outsourcing our humanity to technology
    As I finalize the schedule for the summer quarter (to be posted on July 4th!), I’m pleased to post Show # 214, May 28, my interview with Prof. Evan Selinger of Rochester Institute of Technology on technology and the human experience.…
Rank this Week: 432

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Jul 18

    Federal Court Upholds Controversial Ban on Fur Sales in West Hollywood

    Federal Court Upholds Controversial Ban on Fur Sales in West Hollywood
    Attention West Hollywood (WeHo) shoppers, new furs are no longer for sale in WeHo! A federal court recently dismissed constitutional challenges to the City of West Hollywood’s (WeHo) city-wide ban prohibiting the sale of fur products…
  • Jul 17

    Lacoste North America CEO Francis Pierrel Sees Strength in US Market

    Lacoste North America CEO Francis Pierrel Sees Strength in US Market
    Earlier this month, Lacoste re-signed a deal to outfit the ATP World Tour staff at all pro tennis events through 2015, a partnership that is just one component of the high-end lifestyle brand’s strategic initiatives.
  • Jul 11

    Arbitrate This! Ninth Circuit Issues Two Wins for California Retail Employer

    Arbitrate This! Ninth Circuit Issues Two Wins for California Retail Employer
    On June 23, a frequently employee-friendly United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit delivered two significant, pro-employer decisions pertaining to employee arbitration agreements. In Johnmohammadi v. Bloomingdale’s,…
Rank this Week: 4591

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jul 18

    No Shortcuts Allowed in Copyright Infringement Case Analysi

    No Shortcuts Allowed in Copyright Infringement Case Analysi
    Here’s a story of a company founder leaving the company and the geographical area and starting a new company in the same line of business.  It’s not necessarily a story about what not to do.  It’s more a story of…
  • Jul 11

    Dissed Thomas M. Cooley Law School Gets No Satisfaction from the Sixth Circuit

    Dissed Thomas M. Cooley Law School Gets No Satisfaction from the Sixth Circuit
    Attorney David Anziska made statements about the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, some of which were posted on the Internet and some of which were alleged in a complaint.  Thomas M. Cooley Law School sued Anziska and his firm for the state…
  • Jun 27

    Aereo Publicly Performs and Infringes Copyrighted Work

    Aereo Publicly Performs and Infringes Copyrighted Work
    Aereo’s network receives broadcast television programming through thousands of dime-sized antennas. Aereo makes that programming available to subscribers by streaming the programming over the Internet.  Each subscriber is assigned…
Rank this Week: 942

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jul 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/18/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/18/14
    “Fifteen years of utter bollocks”: how a generation’s freeloading has starved creativity — A great essay from author Chris Ruen, whose excellent book Freeloading: How our insatiable appetite for free content is…
  • Jul 15

    A Brief History of US Copyright Term

    A Brief History of US Copyright Term
    Today, the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet is continuing its comprehensive review of US copyright law with a hearing on moral rights, termination rights, resale royalty, and copyright…
  • Jul 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/11/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/11/14
    Is Silicon Valley Funding the Wrong Stuff? — Eye-opening: “Consider this. The entire market for advertising is around $100 billion a year in the U.S. (Globally it’s close to $500 billion.) Yet the nation’s gross…
Rank this Week: 248

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/
  • Jul 18

    Delegation slows this week but the gTLD program is still going steady

    Delegation slows this week but the gTLD program is still going steady
    By Melissa Barnett Three new gTLDs have been delegated to the root zone since our last post. The newest group of gTLDs to be delegated include: .gent .nrw .scb gTLDs in Sunrise period — update The following gTLDs are now added to the…
  • Jul 11

    ICANN continues to rapidly expand the Internet this summer — newest statistics released

    ICANN continues to rapidly expand the Internet this summer — newest statistics released
    By Melissa Barnett As of July 4, 2014 ICANN announced that out of the 1,930 applicants received in 2012, 1,146 have been invited to contracting. Contracting is the process through which ICANN will contact eligible applicants and engage with…
  • Jul 10

    Beware of the Antitrust Laws’ extraterritorial reach

    Beware of the Antitrust Laws’ extraterritorial reach
    By Donna Ruscitti Our colleagues Jay Levine and Jason Startling recently wrote an interesting post on Porter Wright’s FedSec Law Blog. Though the article covers some interesting international and antitrust issues, the case Jay and Jason…
Rank this Week: 4470

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 17

    Express Consent CASL app

    Express Consent CASL app
    Check out this new iPhone app (Android app coming soon) that helps solve the CASL problem of getting and proving you have consent to send email to people that you have just met, such as at a networking event. Sometimes when…
  • Jul 16

    Simple is not easy

    Simple is not easy
    Have you ever used an app – whether on a phone, tablet, or desktop, and found them lacking? Developers creating app versions of existing desktop software or online services face a dilemma. Apps are generally slimmed down versions of the…
  • Jul 2

    CASL now in force

    CASL now in force
    You may be tired of hearing about CASL, and tired of getting the consent requests that people were sending out before July 1.  The pre July 1 scramble was done because sending an email to request consent is now itself considered…
Rank this Week: 385

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

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

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
Rank this Week: 54

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 16

    Defending the trademark infringement defendant

    Defending the trademark infringement defendant
    It’s an art, not a science — like all litigation — and despite the best advice, well… there are some things, many of them in robes, you just can’t account for. But still, why not at least get the best advice?…
  • Jul 14

    The line in the sand

    The line in the sand
    Originally posted 2010-06-17 23:02:24. Republished by Blog Post PromoterScott Greenfield: You write that apology, and it better be done before hell freezes over or else.  That will show him, right, Judge? You could quote this guy every…
  • Jul 14

    About as effective as the real Great Wall

    About as effective as the real Great Wall
    Originally posted 2007-03-15 23:17:31. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA website called the Great Firewall of China tests websites to see if they’re being censored in China. To my disappointment, I don’t rate. And it’s not…
Rank this Week: 152

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers copyright and intellectual property law. By the Law Office of Carolyn E. Wright, LLC.

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jul 16

    The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment

    The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment
    While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, it recognizes that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes were made in…
  • Jul 2

    Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System

    Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System
    Check John Harrington‘s video on how to register a group of published photos using the eCO System! The link to the spreadsheet is here that is a part of this process. Also check John’s great blog! Check Photo…
  • Jun 30

    How Much Is Enough?

    How Much Is Enough?
    Development of new technology has created additional incentive for copyright thieves to steal protected works. The advent of DVDs, for example, has enabled infringers to produce perfect secondhand copies. Many computer users are either…
Rank this Week: 2694

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jul 16

    The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment

    The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment
    While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, it recognizes that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes were made in…
  • Jul 2

    Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System

    Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System
    Check John Harrington‘s video on how to register a group of published photos using the eCO System! The link to the spreadsheet is here that is a part of this process. Also check John’s great blog! Check Photo…
  • Jun 30

    How Much Is Enough?

    How Much Is Enough?
    Development of new technology has created additional incentive for copyright thieves to steal protected works. The advent of DVDs, for example, has enabled infringers to produce perfect secondhand copies. Many computer users are either…
Rank this Week: 316

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Television Companies Almost Lose Billion

    Television Companies Almost Lose Billion
    By: Gerald B. Halt Jr. with special thanks to Emily A. Denisco, Intern at Volpe and Koenig, P.C. for her contribution to this post In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme... read more
  • Jul 1

    Patent Filing Strategies for Life Sciences Startup

    Patent Filing Strategies for Life Sciences Startup
    By: Marina Sigareva, Ph.D. The most valuable assets that startup life science companies may have are patents to protect their discoveries. Yet tight financial budgets and long development timelines, particularly... read more
  • Jun 20

    Post Alice v. CLS Bank – Some Software is Still Patent-Eligible

    Post Alice v. CLS Bank – Some Software is Still Patent-Eligible
    By: Steven J. Gelman On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-awaited opinion on the patent eligibility of software, in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International. The... read more
Rank this Week: 4948

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Jul 15

    DMCA’s protection of copyright management information applied to non-electronic work

    DMCA’s protection of copyright management information applied to non-electronic work
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides safe harbors from copyright infringement liability for online service providers (17 U.S.C. 512) and makes it unlawful to circumvent technological measures that effectively control access to…
  • Jun 29

    Is the Aereo decision a setback for innovation?

    Is the Aereo decision a setback for innovation?
    I have written about last week’s Aereo decision over on my firm’s blog: One of the big questions preceding the Supreme Court’s decision in the Aereo case … was whether a holding against Aereo would put cloud services…
  • Jun 22

    No Section 230 immunity for healthcare software provider

    No Section 230 immunity for healthcare software provider
    Company could be liable for modifications made to its software that provided abbreviated third-party warnings for prescription drugs. Cases dealing with the Communications Decency Act often involve websites. See, for example, the recent…
Rank this Week: 348

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jul 15

    Pop still the biggest music genre, but retail sales slide 7.6% in 2013

    Pop still the biggest music genre, but retail sales slide 7.6% in 2013
    New research published by the Ovum news service Music & Copyright reveals that the two most popular music genres in terms of retail sales in the world are pop and rock. According to the annual genre study conducted by Music &…
  • Jul 9

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report
    The lead feature in Music & Copyright examines the European Commission’s latest plans to deal with intellectual property rights protection. In a two-pronged approach, the Commission said it will focus its antipiracy efforts in the…
  • Jun 25

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report
    This latest issue of Music & Copyright kicks off with a look at how the recorded-music industry has evolved at pace over the last 10 years or so from being dominated by the sale of physical media to one where consumer ownership of…
Rank this Week: 810

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    ABA IPL Publishes White Paper on Online Piracy and Counterfeiting

    ABA IPL Publishes White Paper on Online Piracy and Counterfeiting
    On July 7, 2014, the ABA Intellectual Property Law (IPL) Section released its comprehensive white paper, outlining the results of its research and analysis of continuing concerns about online pirates and counterfeiters based overseas. …
  • Apr 15

    Recent Presentations and Article

    Recent Presentations and Article
    More articles on IP and privacy issues will be posted here soon, but in the meantime, here are several recent articles that have published in other media:·        Participated in a panel discussion on…
  • Jan 28

    Today is Data Privacy Day!

    Today is Data Privacy Day!
    January 28 is “Data Privacy Day.”  In honor of the day, below are several links relating to efforts to protect the privacy of personal data and some tools for small businesses:Council of Europe’s explanation of the…
Rank this Week: 1185

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    EU Commissioner Kroes: Our single market is crying out for copyright reform

    EU Commissioner Kroes: Our single market is crying out for copyright reform
    “Every day citizens here in the Netherlands and across the EU break the law just to do something commonplace. And who can blame them when those laws are so ill-adapted.” Speech Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European…
  • Jul 10

    A bill to amend the Spanish IP Law

    A bill to amend the Spanish IP Law
    Universitat Oberta de CatalunyaUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya “A clear intention to solve some of the most disturbing problems in Spanish IP.” On February 14th, the Spanish Government approved a bill to amend the law of…
  • Jul 9

    The TTIP-gate: a tale of access to documents, secrecy and EU power

    The TTIP-gate: a tale of access to documents, secrecy and EU power
    University of South WalesUniversity of South Wales “The Court added a cherry on top of the transparency cake.” It is no secret that secrecy in the TTIP negotiations has been bothering several sectors of civil society (apologies,…
Rank this Week: 795

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 11

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence
    The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) has published a set of open access licences (thanks to David Prosser for directing me to the licences). As a person who once drafted an open access licence…
  • Jul 10

    TechnoLlama has a new look

    TechnoLlama has a new look
    I have been using the same theme for many years now, but it is time to change. The world of blog publishing is changing, and as more and more people are browsing with mobile devices, it has become very important to make content readable…
  • Jul 3

    While everyone was obsessed with glassholes, wearable computing happened

    While everyone was obsessed with glassholes, wearable computing happened
    Discreet wearable computing It would be an understatement to say that Google Glass is not getting the warmest reception. Restaurants, bars and cafes have banned Google Glass users. The UK Cinema Association has moved to ban Google Glass over…
Rank this Week: 322

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jul 9

    New York Ivory Ban Helps Elephants, Hurts Art Dealer

    New York Ivory Ban Helps Elephants, Hurts Art Dealer
    A new law in New York will limit the sale of ivory, following recent federal guidelines.  These new limits may impede on the art world, specifically the lucrative trade of […]
  • Jul 8

    Art Handlers Look to Unions for Employment Protection

    Art Handlers Look to Unions for Employment Protection
    The archetype of a starving artist doesn’t conjure up thoughts about labor laws, employment disputes or, really, even working at all.  However, for many artists these legal issues are a […]
  • Jun 30

    Portnow Raps to Congress about Music Licensing

    Portnow Raps to Congress about Music Licensing
    Anyone who follows legal issues in the music industry is at least vaguely aware of some of the multitude of challenges that music licensing has faced as the industry has […]
Rank this Week: 4526

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
Rank this Week: 1783

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 4747

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 8

    When Pigs Fly

    When Pigs Fly
    DON’T MAKE A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF IT! Translation: remanded to state court. The jurisdiction of federal courts is limited. Do not handwrite “Other-Divorce” on the civil cover sheet unless you want  Judge Iamcranky…
  • Jun 13

    Blame the Band

    Blame the Band
    20 years ago, I played guitar for a living in Southern California. I worked in cover bands at many bars–many,many bars–sometimes 300 nights per year. Good times. The bar owners often did not play nice with…
  • May 22

    The Right To Be Left Alone

    The Right To Be Left Alone
    Most law students briefly study invasion of privacy in their first-year torts class.It is a curious tort from which several causes of action arise, some of which are not intuitive. The basic concept is that all persons have an inherent right…
Rank this Week: 4945

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 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…
  • Jun 9

    Hershey's Chocolate Wants to Kill Your Buzz

    Hershey's Chocolate Wants to Kill Your Buzz
    Hershey's Chocolate, Inc. filed suit (Case No. 2:14-cv-00815-RSL) for Trademark Infringement in U.S. District Court in Seattle against Conscious Care Cooperative (Seattle CCC), a Seattle company which describes itself as "a non- profit…
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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: 187

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 4338

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jun 25

    Aereo Loses the Supreme Court Battle

    Aereo Loses the Supreme Court Battle
    By David M. Kramer and Rachelle M. Llontop Guest blog post by Rachelle M. Llontop. Rachelle is a summer associate in the Washington, DC office of DLA Piper. She attends the American University Washington College of Law and will graduate…
  • Jun 19

    June 25, 2014: The Trademark Office Speak

    June 25, 2014: The Trademark Office Speak
    The D.C. Bar Intellectual Property Law Section is sponsoring an event “The Trademark Office Speaks” next Wednesday, June 25th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at DLA Piper in Washington, DC (500 Eighth Street, NW Gallery Place Chinatown…
  • Jun 18

    TTAB Cancels REDSKINS Trademark Registration

    TTAB Cancels REDSKINS Trademark Registration
    By David Kramer and James Stewart In a ruling that has quickly spread throughout social media, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued an order cancelling six trademark registrations which contain the word…
Rank this Week: 1363

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Jun 19

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark
    On Wednesday, June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a ruling that canceled the federal registration of six trademarks related to the Washington Redskins of the National…
  • Jun 19

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark

    USPTO TTAB cancels Redskins Trademark
    On Wednesday, June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) issued a ruling that canceled the federal registration of six trademarks related to the Washington Redskins of the National…
  • May 30

    Interview with Children’s Author B.G. Hennessy

    Interview with Children’s Author B.G. Hennessy
    B.G. Hennessy is a critically acclaimed author of children’s books. Besides publishing her own original stories, Hennessy serves as the primary creator of the Don Freeman series Corduroy the Bear. After studying book design at the…
Rank this Week: 527

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jun 16

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity
    We’re all familiar with video games involving computer-generated depictions of real-life athletes; they are a multi-billion dollar industry.  Under pressure from consumers to make such games more and more realistic, software…
  • Jun 4

    Supreme Court: Federal Circuit got §271(b) wrong and maybe §271(a) as well.

    Supreme Court: Federal Circuit got §271(b) wrong and maybe §271(a) as well.
    At its heart the Internet is an information distribution network and the ease with which all manner of information can be shared instantly has led to numerous innovative methods of doing, well, most anything. A hallmark of patents on such…
  • May 15

    Naturally, litigation results from unsupported advertising claims and undefined terms.

    Naturally, litigation results from unsupported advertising claims and undefined terms.
    The WSJ Corporate Intelligence blog has an interesting article today that highlights the risks inherent in un-vetted advertising claims.  Apparently Proctor & Gamble took issue with “99% Natural” claim that toothpaste…
Rank this Week: 1444

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • 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,…
  • Dec 17

    Inter Partes Review Proceeding A Potent New Resource For Companies Accused of Patent Infringement

    Inter Partes Review Proceeding A Potent New Resource For Companies Accused of Patent Infringement
    The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) recently issued its first final written decision under the new inter partes review process made available in 2012 by the America Invents Act.  In Garmin Int’l…
Rank this Week: 1631

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/
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – 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…
  • Jun 6

    Public Domain Handbook – Samuelson clinic

    Public Domain Handbook – Samuelson clinic
    The Samuelson clinic has put together what  looks like a useful, thorough new handbook to help you determine if a work is in the public domain. http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/Final_PublicDomain_Handbook.pdf Most helpful is the…
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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: 2161

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • May 28

    D.C. Circuit Court Rules Against “Swarm Joinder”

    D.C. Circuit Court Rules Against “Swarm Joinder”
    Troll Defense has just learned, courtesy of Ray Beckerman, that the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the joinder of many different “John Doe” parties into a single action, for purposes of…
  • May 20

    Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court

    Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court
    Just last Friday, the two Voltage Pictures, LLC Oregon State Trademark lawsuits pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Oregon were removed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  These cases involve the motion…
  • May 20

    More Voltage-related BitTorrent Actions in Colorado

    More Voltage-related BitTorrent Actions in Colorado
    A new BitTorrent lawsuit involving the award-winning Dallas Buyers Club film was filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court in Colorado.  The complaint sets forth now-standard allegations of copyright infringement via BitTorrent usage…
Rank this Week: 4459

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • May 11

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline

    The Struggling Artist: Setting a Historical Baseline
    There's an interesting discussion going on over at Crooked Timber in response to a an article by Henry Farrell about Astra Taylor's book The People’s Platform. But our post here is just about one great comment from that…
  • Apr 29

    Copyright "restrictions": Farhad Manjoo of the NYT uses accurate language.

    Copyright "restrictions": Farhad Manjoo of the NYT uses accurate language.
    At QCO we make a point of calling things by their right names, and of encouraging others to do so.  For example, we always talk about "copyright restrictions", instead of using the pro-monopoly propaganda word "copyright…
  • Apr 23

    Fourth RE/Mixed Media Festival in NYC -- April 26-27 at the New School.

    Fourth RE/Mixed Media Festival in NYC -- April 26-27 at the New School.
    We've been fans of what the RE/Mixed Media Festival is up to ever since we first heard about it in 2010.  Now they're in their fourth year!  The next one will take place at the New School in New York City, the weekend of April…
Rank this Week: 564

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

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

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • May 7

    Oscar Health Startup Slide Show

    Oscar Health Startup Slide Show
    I expect to join this month. Will keep you posted. My health tech clients are all for it! Share on Facebook
  • Mar 26

    Startup Litigation – Morley or Sherlock’s Moriarity – The Strange Case of Morley v Square, Inc.

    Startup Litigation – Morley or Sherlock’s Moriarity – The Strange Case of Morley v Square, Inc.
    Have to love a United States District Court complaint that starts as follows: “The publicized origin story of Square, Inc. is a fabrication. The business now known as Square was not created solely by Jack Dorsey and James McKelvey. It…
  • Mar 17

    Brooklyn Tech Triangle, A New Music Video and A Newer Idea

    Brooklyn Tech Triangle, A New Music Video and A Newer Idea
    We are all keeping our eye on the public and private initiatives surrounding the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. President of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Tucker Reed, has in essence, proposed a reverse eminent domain of City owned buildings in…
Rank this Week: 462

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: 659

Copyright Chronicle

Copyright Chronicle

Covers copyright law and current copyright issues. By Thomas P. Gulick.

http://copyrightchronicle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit

    SCOTUS Ruling on Petrella May Have Long-Lasting Effects on Future Copyright Lawsuit
    The Supreme Court of the United States has taken on two high-profile intellectual property cases, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo and Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, and a lower profile copyright…
  • Sep 18

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN…

    BLURRED LINES:  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FOGERTY V. FANTASY AND HARRISONGS V. BRIGHT TUNES   The recent declaratory judgment lawsuit filed by Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and Clifford Harris, Jr. (collectively “Plaintiffs”)…
  • May 16

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design

    Builder Beware: Copyright Infringement for Architectural Design
    An often overlooked function of the Copyright Act is the protection it provides for architectural works.  Recently, however, the Eastern District of New York was called upon to decide a copyright infringement claim involving…
Rank this Week: 985

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: 1725

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: 696