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The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • May 4

    Some News from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Some News from the U.S. Copyright Office
    U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Its Online Fair Use IndexThe U.S. Copyright Office recently published online its Fair Use Index. It explains on its site that “[t]he goal of the Index is to make the principles and application of fair use…
  • May 3

    It's clearly time for coalitions and comment - as copyright reform looms on both sides of the Atlantic

    It's clearly time for coalitions and comment - as copyright reform looms on both sides of the Atlantic
    Along with the U.S., Japan, Canada and Australia (amongst many others), the European Union is currently looking to reform its copyright laws and in January 2014 launched a public consultation. And there is MUCH to ralk about and many…
  • May 2

    Mind The Gap: songwriters unsettled as 'Uptown Funk' gets five more writer

    Mind The Gap: songwriters unsettled as 'Uptown Funk' gets five more writer
    The fallout from the 'Blurred Lines' verdict in favour of the Gaye family and the $7.4 million in damages awarded against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke for copyright infringement of Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up" continues with news…
Rank this Week: 1595

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/
  • May 4

    Google’s patent shopping spree starts May 8

    Google’s patent shopping spree starts May 8
    Google has been one of the most vocal critics of so-called patent trolls, more formally referred to non-practicing entities (NPEs) or patent assertion entities (PAEs), as well as a proponent of measures designed to improve software patent…
  • Apr 30

    Katy Perry’s left shark – take 2

    Katy Perry’s left shark – take 2
    In February 2015, I wrote a comment about Katy Perry’s ineffective attempt to assert copyright to stop a 3D printer from selling figurines similar to a shark costume used in her Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. In an attempt to establish…
  • Apr 24

    Have you taken appropriate measures to ensure your intellectual property is secure?

    Have you taken appropriate measures to ensure your intellectual property is secure?
    If manufacturing or selling goods in China is part of your current or future business strategy, it is not too early to ensure protection of your intellectual property in China. On May 8, Porter Wright is holding half-day seminar titled…
Rank this Week: 300

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/
  • May 4

    On-Demand TCPA Plaintiffs? There’s An App For That

    On-Demand TCPA Plaintiffs? There’s An App For That
    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was enacted to protect consumers from abusive telemarketing practices by making it unlawful to initiate unsolicited telemarketing messages.
  • Apr 30

    On-Call Retail Shifts Are On-the-Spot in New York

    On-Call Retail Shifts Are On-the-Spot in New York
    Employers in New York are bound by a law that requires them to pay workers who report for scheduled shifts at least four hours of pay, even if managers send them home earlier. See 12 NYCRR 142-2.3. According to the office of the New York…
  • Apr 28

    Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market

    Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market
    Arent Fox Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho and head of Arent Fox’s Fashion Law practice Anthony Lupo present, "Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market" in…
Rank this Week: 1691

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    A Kat visits #INTA15: Prelude

    A Kat visits #INTA15: Prelude
    #INTA15: an artist's impression ...The International Trademark Association (INTA) is holding its 137th Meeting in San Diego this year, deep in the sunny south of California. This event, which the organisers have dubbed #INTA15 for Twitter…
  • May 3

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...
    The 44th weekly listing of the previous week's Katposts coincides with a public holiday in the IPKat's native England but, on the IP blogosphere, the Kats are working tirelessly once again to make sure that their readers are kept fully…
  • May 3

    “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer": a famous quote and the stamp of (in)authenticity

    “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer": a famous quote and the stamp of (in)authenticity
    The IPKat welcomes the following guest post from copyright moral rights enthusiast Mira T. Sundara Rajan,  Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Glasgow, on a fascinating drama in which the principal actors are two…
Rank this Week: 162

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 3

    Out to launch

    Out to launch
    The glamour of the jet age! It can only get better when LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® touches down soon at #INTA2015! pic.twitter.com/aG7AA7YDGT — Likelihood TM Blog (@likely2confuse) May 3, 2015
  • Apr 29

    The deceptively simple process of “trademarking”

    The deceptively simple process of “trademarking”
    Somewhere, some time — I think, perhaps, it was in my contribution to this work, actually — I noted that with the advent of online trademark registrations, it has become deceptively easy to think anyone — just anyone!…
  • Apr 22

    Marco Randazza SLAPPS back

    Marco Randazza SLAPPS back
    Spread the word. If you care about free speech anywhere, spread the word. https://t.co/CofJcTWNVt — Marc J. Randazza (@marcorandazza) April 22, 2015 My brother-from-another-mother Marc Randazza is obsessed these days, and…
Rank this Week: 49

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
  • May 3

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-05-02

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-05-02
    5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright the Media Should Stop Repeating http://t.co/hB9PT7WW1L -> Russian hackers 'accessed Obama's unclassified emails' http://t.co/TNcfqmQgiO -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • May 2

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-01

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-01
    Google's $160M charm offensive to European journalism http://t.co/tTF0o2eLJP -> NME News Music streaming website Grooveshark shuts down following copyright lawsuit http://t.co/08X8jymooA -> Judge gives Dotcom extra time – with a…
  • May 1

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-30
    PCNA, CISA: Information-sharing cybersecurity legislation is too short-sighted. http://t.co/0cpB3Z8Yof -> 5 cybersecurity lessons on reputation, defence and terrorism http://t.co/QEPqQ3jeFr -> IPad software glitch grounds more than 50…
Rank this Week: 2642

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3171

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/
Rank this Week: 476

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark
    In UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against the Grooveshark founders, the judge has rendered a decision setting some of the parameters for the statutory damages trial scheduled to begin next Monday. The jury will be instructed that the maximum…
  • Apr 3

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, a recent decision partially granting plaintiff's attorneys fees motion, indicated that plaintiff has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees... so far.April 3, 2015, Decision [Ed. note. Is it just me, or don't…
Rank this Week: 379

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: 1729

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 1

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/01/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/01/15
    Grooveshark Shuts Down to Settle Copyright Infringement Suit — The notorious service, beset by lawsuits, announced yesterday that it would be ceasing operations, along with this apology: “We failed to secure licenses from rights…
  • Apr 30

    Copyright Review: A Review

    Copyright Review: A Review
    On March 20, 2013, US Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante sat in front of the House IP Subcommittee to discuss her call for updates to US copyright law. House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte afterwards announced that his…
  • Apr 24

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/24/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/24/15
    5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright the Media Should Stop Repeating — John Degen kicks us off this Friday with a provocative and entertaining look at some of the common criticisms of copyright and authors’ rights. Judiciary…
Rank this Week: 4612

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • May 1

    Reporter Hat On for the Fair Use Conference!

    Reporter Hat On for the Fair Use Conference!
    I recently attended the University of Washington School of Law’s fair use conference:  Fair Use in the Digital Age:  The Ongoing Influence of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose’s “Transformative Use Test.”  What is…
  • Apr 17

    It's a Bead Dog Eat Bead Dog World!

    It's a Bead Dog Eat Bead Dog World!
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals:  “This case concerns the intersection between intellectual property rights and a Mardi Gras tradition.”  New Orleans Mardi Gras parade onlookers receive strands of beads thrown by…
  • Apr 10

    A Copy of Something Huge is Still a Copy Under Copyright Law

    A Copy of Something Huge is Still a Copy Under Copyright Law
    The 1976 Copyright Act protects sculptures as copyrightable works.  17 USC §102(a)(5).  The Copyright Act also authorizes the court to order the destruction or other reasonable disposition of all infringing copies.…
Rank this Week: 2702

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 3799

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • Apr 30

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure
    Few decisions are as important as choosing the right entity for your new startup. This post explores the factors that matter most when making this decision. The post LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure appeared first on .
  • Apr 13

    Non-Exclusive Copyright License: Enforcement Danger

    Non-Exclusive Copyright License: Enforcement Danger
    If a copyright license does not specifically grant you an exclusive copyright right, you would not be able to sue infringers The post Non-Exclusive Copyright License: Enforcement Danger appeared first on .
  • Mar 18

    The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook

    The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook
    The content of an employee handbook matters greatly. When it is well-drafted and tailored to the the company it can prevent or greatly minimize liability. The post The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 1507

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
  • Apr 30

    Recover Hard Drives With Deleted Data – Yesterday!

    Recover Hard Drives With Deleted Data – Yesterday!
    It’s a terrible moment when you realize you’ve deleted a file that you weren’t quite ready to let go of. Suddenly, you find yourself in a desperate scramble to recover the file and restore your piece of mind along with…
  • Feb 3

    The Geekiest Pants Ever

    The Geekiest Pants Ever
    Pants, which were heavily featured in the fall runway shows by such designers as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, are making their way down to the moderate market, emerging as one of the season’s hot fashion categories. Moderate-price…
  • Jan 30

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan
    San Diego SEO Companies have created numerous campaigns with search engine marketing and internet marketing for many companies located in the San Diego county area. With the use of search engine optimization, online business owners are…
Rank this Week: 464

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 30

    Should copyright terms be shorter?

    Should copyright terms be shorter?
    The Green Party in the UK has found itself in a bit of hot water with the creative sector when it made a policy statement  that it would shorten copyright terms to 14 years. As far as I am aware, this is the first proposal of its kind…
  • Apr 24

    Could you patent a human clone?

    Could you patent a human clone?
    My new favourite show is Orphan Black, a Canadian BBC production set in a world where human cloning was achieved 30 years ago. I’ve just finished watching the first season on Netflix, and I’m thoroughly hooked. Tatiana Maslany is…
  • Apr 9

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden
    This week, comedian John Oliver landed a huge journalistic exclusive when he travelled to Russia to interview none other than Edward Snowden. Here is the clip, but bizarrely it cannot be viewed in the UK at the time of writing, so fire up…
Rank this Week: 2338

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 469

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 29

    Peter Sutherland – Photography

    Peter Sutherland – Photography
    Peter Sutherland is a master of nearly all mediums.  He works with painting, sculpture, photography, and film and blends each genre into the other, creating soft overlaps that make the viewer squint and muse over what medium he is using.…
  • Apr 22

    Royal Jarmon – Sculpture

    Royal Jarmon – Sculpture
    Royal Jarmon has been slowly transitioning watercolor paintings into sculptures in a technique uniquely is own.  His sculptures reproduce the same color magic he worked into his watercolors, but with added unexpected elements.…
  • Apr 14

    Seth Clark – Architecture

    Seth Clark – Architecture
    Most artists don’t think of their work as temporary.  Art is usually created with some degree of permanence, especially when it comes to architecture.  Seth Clark challenges the idea of collapsing architecture through his…
Rank this Week: 2421

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

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

    Romance Novel Publisher Sues Over Wrongful Takedown Notice in Seattle Court

    Romance Novel Publisher Sues Over Wrongful Takedown Notice in Seattle Court
    The publisher of the “A Baby for My Billionaire Stepbrother” romance novel series has sued various Doe parties over alleged misrepresentations surrounding the books’ publication rights. Zirconia Publishing, Inc. is a…
  • Apr 28

    …And Yet More BitTorrent Suits Filed In Oregon Court

    …And Yet More BitTorrent Suits Filed In Oregon Court
    Various film companies filed another batch of copyright lawsuits in the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. Plaintiff A&T SPVH, Inc.’s new lawsuit involves the 2014 film, The Humbling, which stars Al Pacino, in what Variety…
  • Apr 16

    A Pack of BitTorrent Lawsuits Filed by Film Producers in Oregon Federal Court

    A Pack of BitTorrent Lawsuits Filed by Film Producers in Oregon Federal Court
    A pair of film production companies continues a wave of BitTorrent-related copyright lawsuits, all filed by the same lawyer in the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. Several of the lawsuits – some filed last month…
Rank this Week: 1905

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
Rank this Week: 248

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2922

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Apr 28

    Recorded music market share gains for WMG in 2014, Sony/ATV is the publishing leader

    Recorded music market share gains for WMG in 2014, Sony/ATV is the publishing leader
    The annual survey by Ovum publication Music & Copyright of the recorded music and music publishing sectors has revealed that recorded-music leader UMG lost market share in 2014, mainly as a result of the sale of the Parlophone Label Group…
  • Apr 27

    New issue of Music & Copyright with global market share detail

    New issue of Music & Copyright with global market share detail
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Recorded music market share gains for WMG in 2014, Sony/ATV is the publishing leader The annual survey by Ovum…
  • Apr 1

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Streaming the case to Vivendi for a UMG sell-off Vivendi investor and hedge fund P. Schoenfeld Asset Management (PSAM)…
Rank this Week: 5010

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/
  • Apr 26

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015

    Art Law: From Murder To Museums - Recent Nazi Looted Art Cases - May 14 2015
    Girl With Black Hair by Egon Schiele - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum(currently at Oberlin College)THE NEW ROCHELLE BAR ASSOCIATIONInvites Members to attend a FREE 2 Credit CLE CourseFROM MURDER TO MUSEUMS: Recent Nazi Looted Art CasesWith…
  • Apr 20

    European Fordham Law Alumni: Program In Paris on Nazi Looted Art June 26-27

    European Fordham Law Alumni: Program In Paris on Nazi Looted Art June 26-27
    I will be speaking on June 27 on Nazi art looting at the Sorbonne Law School in Paris France.  If you are a Fordham Law School alum, I hope you will consider joining us!  Thanks @fordhamlawnyc & @fordhamlawintlWelcome…
  • Apr 1

    Nazi Art Looting Program At Colorado Supreme Court - May 7, 2015

    Nazi Art Looting Program At Colorado Supreme Court - May 7, 2015
       Looted Masterpieces:The Ethical Implications of World War II Stolen ArtMay 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Introduction by The Honorable Robert Bacharach, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Presented by Raymond J.…
Rank this Week: 238

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: 1632

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1261

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Apr 22

    Google search favours mobile friendly site

    Google search favours mobile friendly site
    Is your website mobile friendly? As of yesterday, Google search ranks mobile friendly sites higher in search results. This means that if someone does a google search from a mobile device, a site that is mobile friendly will appear higher in…
  • Apr 8

    The smartwatch era is here

    The smartwatch era is here
    If you are an Apple fan, April 24 2015 marks the beginning of the smartwatch era – the date the Apple Watch is available. (Preorders start Apr 10th.) Smartwatches have been around for a while, but given the Apple reality distortion…
  • Apr 1

    Is your logo favicon friendly?

    Is your logo favicon friendly?
    A favicon is the small image that you see beside a web address in a browser tab. Similar images are sometimes used with social media names. Slaw, for example, uses as a favicon “Sl” in a particular font, Harrison…
Rank this Week: 2061

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/
  • Apr 21

    Pennies Not From HeavenAereo settles broadcasters’ claims in bankruptcy

    Pennies Not From HeavenAereo settles broadcasters’ claims in bankruptcy
    Aereo Inc. has reached a proposed settlement with the broadcasters that have sued it for infringing their copyrighted works.  The settlement would result in payment of $950,000 to the broadcasters in satisfaction of their claims seeking…
  • Apr 17

    Pandora’s Box:Turtles Actions Threaten to Upend Music Streaming Model

    Pandora’s Box:Turtles Actions Threaten to Upend Music Streaming Model
    Copyright law in the United States is almost exclusively governed by the federal Copyright Act, which preempts equivalent state laws.  As originally drafted, however, the Copyright Act of 1976 – the current iteration of the Act…
  • Oct 31

    Have a Noninfringing Halloween

    Have a Noninfringing Halloween
    Reprinted with permission.  Photo credit/copyright Kate Livingston. In honor of Halloween and my favorite Supreme Court justice, I present Ruth Baby Ginsburg.  May your Halloween be free from the horror of infringement. The post…
Rank this Week: 229

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 15

    3 Count: Log Cabin

    3 Count: Log Cabin
    Joss Whedon sued over Cabin in the Woods, Universal Music settles class action lawsuit over royalties and IFPI takes on YouTube.
  • Apr 14

    Editors, Tutors, Authorship and Plagiarism

    Editors, Tutors, Authorship and Plagiarism
    In a world where almost all creativity has multiple creators, where do we take the idea of authorship and, with it, plagiarism?
  • Apr 14

    3 Count: Radio Parity

    3 Count: Radio Parity
    Fair Play Fair Pay act proposed to equalize music royalties, HarperCollins and Amazon reach a deal and Periscope talks piracy.
Rank this Week: 133

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Common Questions – Benefits of Trademark Searching

    Common Questions – Benefits of Trademark Searching
    Searching for potentially competing trademarks before you go through the time and expense of developing a strong brand is a very worthwhile exercise, but it costs money – and sometimes clients can be reluctant to spend the money if…
  • Feb 9

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized
    (This was cross-posted.) The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities' privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement…
  • Feb 9

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized
    The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities’ privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement reached with Snapchat –…
Rank this Week: 3928

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Apr 13

    Roundtable Discussion with PTO Director Michelle Lee

    Roundtable Discussion with PTO Director Michelle Lee
    This Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 9:00 am the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is hosting a roundtable discussion with the PTO’s new Director, Michelle Lee.  Here is how IPLAC describes the roundtable:…
  • Apr 7

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation
    Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l, Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 4, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Wendy’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Marshall Feature…
  • Apr 6

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation

    Indirect Infringement May be Pled Without Detailed Allegation
    Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l, Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 4, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Wendy’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Marshall Feature…
Rank this Week: 109

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Apr 9

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act
    A recent federal court decision from the Southern District of New York sheds light on what is required to be considered a “consumer” who is protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). The court held that a website…
  • Feb 20

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user
    Petitioner filed an action in New York state court seeking to compel PissedConsumer.com to disclose the identity of the person or persons who posted certain statements to the site. These statements criticized petitioner for allegedly failing…
  • Jan 28

    internetcases turns 10 years old today

    internetcases turns 10 years old today
    Ten years ago today, somewhat on a whim, yet to fulfill a need I saw for discussion about the law of the internet in the “blogosphere” (a term we loved dearly back then), I launched internetcases. What started out as a one-page…
Rank this Week: 317

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Apr 7

    Inventing a Genre

    Inventing a Genre
    Nice piece in the NY Times on the 120th anniversary of the Lumieres' invention of the methods involved in putting visual stories onto 35mm strips of film. Lots of people worked on this idea around the same time - it's really impossible to say…
  • Apr 7

    3C is Fair Parody

    3C is Fair Parody
    Techdirt pointed me to a nice ruling that came down recently in New York (reported here in The Hollywood Reporter) in which U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska accepted a parody play as fair use. The play, 3C, is a direct parody of the…
  • Mar 26

    How's that Kindle Daily Deal Working Out for You?

    How's that Kindle Daily Deal Working Out for You?
    If you're Jim Hines, apparently pretty well. Hines reports on the experience of having his Libromancer selected for the cut-price (USD 2) deal. He reports that the result was a surge in sales, a competitive price cut from other retailers,…
Rank this Week: 313

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

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

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Mar 23

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage
    “There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn.…
  • Mar 23

    Fruit Street Health Public Benefit Corporation Progress Report

    Fruit Street Health Public Benefit Corporation Progress Report
    As Interim Comptroller and Counsel to Fruit Street, I am thrilled to share the following press release and bring you all up to speed on its progress under Chief Executive Officer Laurence Girard and Dr. Asif Ali.” NEW YORK, March 23,…
  • Oct 29

    Hootsuite Mocks its Own Design

    Hootsuite Mocks its Own Design
    A lesson for startups…and yes, time to look at my own website here. Share on Facebook
Rank this Week: 4997

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

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

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
  • Mar 6

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation

    Proving Damages at Trial in Copyright Litigation
    David Leichtman from Robins Kaplan in NY gave us an excellent presentation on proving damages at trial in copyright litigation at the Intellectual Property Institue's Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is my summary of his talk along with…
  • Mar 1

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media

    Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media
    Andrew Berger is moderating a panel discussion at the Litigation Counsel of America‘s 2015 Spring Conference. The title of the program is Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age…
Rank this Week: 4992

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: 3640

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow
    Des Moines patent attorney Brett J. Trout has just been named a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges, and unanimous approval by…
  • Mar 16

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium
    The 2015 Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium addresses the theme of Ethics and Electronics: Navigating Legal Ethics and New Technology. The symposium will be held March 27, 2014, at Creighton University’s School of Law. Brett…
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
Rank this Week: 1435

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/
  • Mar 6

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation
    I was interviewed and quoted in a recent BuzzFeed article on copyright litigation related to musical compositions.  The article discusses the basics of infringement claims and defenses, as well as examples both new and old of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2787

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Feb 27

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.
    QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley did an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit today, for "Fair Use" Week: "Cartoonist, animator, and activist Nina Paley here to talk about making art and fair use!" She was joined by lawyer Sherwin Siy of Public…
  • Dec 31

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.
    Snowdrift.coop has been quietly building a platform for sustainably supporting libre digital works -- "a matching patronage system funding freely-licensed works", in their words.  Snowdrift is trying something different: instead of the…
  • Dec 31

    Give to Internet Archive in 2014, while a supporter is matching donations at 2-to-1!

    Give to Internet Archive in 2014, while a supporter is matching donations at 2-to-1!
    For the remainder of 2014 -- just a few hours, depending on your time zone -- a supporter is matching donations to the Internet Archive at 2-to-1.  If you give $50, that's $150 total for the Archive. Please donate now.  The Internet…
Rank this Week: 3117

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    From telegram to tweet: Section 127 and all that

    From telegram to tweet: Section 127 and all that
    Big Brother Watch has this week published the results of its research, conducted via freedom of information requests to police forces, into prosecutions and convictions under two communications offences: Section 127 of the Communications Act…
  • Feb 2

    IP address resolution - a conundrum still unresolved?

    IP address resolution - a conundrum still unresolved?
    Am I the only one still confused by Clause 17 (now Clause 21) of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill?  This is the clause that will extend the communications data retention provisions of DRIPA to cover so-called IP address…
  • Jan 25

    Latest score in the jurisdiction game: Internet 0, EU Court of Justice 2

    Latest score in the jurisdiction game: Internet 0, EU Court of Justice 2
    The CJEU in Pez Hejduk (22 January 2015) has plumped for mere accessibility as the threshold for online copyright jurisdiction under Article 5(3) of the EU Jurisdiction Regulation.Mere accessibility is problematic for the internet.…
Rank this Week: 1606

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 2839

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Feb 4

    Biotechnology and the Independent Inventor: Experiment

    Biotechnology and the Independent Inventor: Experiment
    Guest Blogger: Patent Attorney David Stephenson This is the first part in a series discussing issues facing the independent inventor in the field of biotechnology. In the field of biotechnology, the USPTO often requires that a patent…
  • Jan 9

    A Graphic History of Patent Law

    A Graphic History of Patent Law
    We post a lot about modern patent law issues, but sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of the origins of patent law and its long, rich history. Recently, the University of Southern California put together…
  • Jan 5

    U.S. Supreme Court to decide if TTAB rulings matter

    U.S. Supreme Court to decide if TTAB rulings matter
    Guest Blogger: Ashley Ann Czechowski, University at Buffalo Law student On December 2, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments to decide if decisions by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to refuse or cancel registration of…
Rank this Week: 4894

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

http://nancyprager.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark
    In the past few years I’ve become a fan of Taylor Swift. Perhaps not of her music, but the way she handles her career and her life.  Standing up to Spotify and the paltry royalty rates it pays was just … Continue reading…
  • Jan 21

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.
    Today is a momentus day. It’s the second inauguration of Barak Obama, the first African-American President of the United States.  Today is also the day on which we honor the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the…
  • Jul 20

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard
    The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement as well as established the Intellectual Property Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 929

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

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

    Hace frio, compadres!

    Hace frio, compadres!
    It was 5° Fahrenheit this morning in Nashville. I know that means nothing to nuestros vecinos del norte, but it is a major weather event to Nashvillians. Heck, we even closed the schools! I had the fortune to visit Rincon,…
  • Oct 2

    Las Tortuga

    Las Tortuga
    Tortugas Noun 1.  slow-moving reptiles, enclosed in scaly or leathery domed shells into which they often retract their heads and legs. 2.  slow-moving mammals who sleep until noon and bathe infrequently, but who…
  • Oct 2

    Las Tortuga

    Las Tortuga
    Tortugas Noun 1.  slow-moving reptiles, enclosed in scaly or leathery domed shells into which they often retract their heads and legs. 2.  slow-moving mammals who sleep until noon and bathe infrequently, but who…
Rank this Week: 1935

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • Jan 8

    A Helpful Checklist for Book Contract Negotiation

    A Helpful Checklist for Book Contract Negotiation
    "The author writes, the publisher invests, and from the sales of the book they create together and from exploitation of rights, the author earns royalties and fees, and the publisher earns its profits. It is as simple as simple - and as…
  • Jan 8

    A Helpful Checklist for Book Contract Negotiation

    A Helpful Checklist for Book Contract Negotiation
    "The author writes, the publisher invests, and from the sales of the book they create together and from exploitation of rights, the author earns royalties and fees, and the publisher earns its profits. It is as simple as simple - and as…
  • Jan 2

    Outside of a Dog #4: What Are Words Worth?

    Outside of a Dog #4: What Are Words Worth?
    Outside of a Dog is an irregular series that features publishing wisdom from a variety of classic and contemporary sources. As a lawyer, I'm fascinated by the economics and entrapments of publishing contracts and cases. "It is better to have…
Rank this Week: 2957

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/
  • Dec 22

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat

    How much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement? Hint: Cheshire Cat
    Bloggers and artists often ask, “how much of a photo do you need to alter to avoid copyright infringement?”   Five changes? Fifteen?  The Seventh Circuit addressed the issue in the Kienitz v Sconnie Nation case recently.…
  • Nov 10

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry
    Stanford Technology Law Review https://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry   Kate Darling Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1263