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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 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…
  • 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: 835

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 646

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Le Monde parle - article about the unrest at the European Patent Office

    Le Monde parle - article about the unrest at the European Patent Office
    Merpel has received word of an article published by the major French newspaper Le Monde on 6 April 2015, reporting on the industrial unrest and social tensions within the European Patent Office (EPO).  The original article linked appears…
  • Apr 17

    AG Cruz Villalon says that (absolute) banking secrecy prevents effective enforcement of IP right

    AG Cruz Villalon says that (absolute) banking secrecy prevents effective enforcement of IP right
    Does banking secrecy prevail over IP enforcement?In a nutshell this is the issue on which the Bundesgerichtshof (German Federal Court of Justice) is seeking guidance from the ever-active Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)…
  • Apr 17

    Not all creators of musical content are treated equally: the fate of the lyricist?

    Not all creators of musical content are treated equally: the fate of the lyricist?
    A devoted reader of this blog wrote to this Kat a month or so ago to observe that we do not pay sufficient attention to the creators of content. I would hope that we Kats are equal opportunity observers of the creative process and those who…
Rank this Week: 72

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/17/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/17/15
    Hatch, Wyden and Ryan Introduce Trade Promotion Authority Legislation — “The bill establishes new trade-negotiating objectives that reflect today’s economic challenges, including measures to combat currency manipulation, and…
  • Apr 13

    Creatocracy: How the Constitution Invented Hollywood

    Creatocracy: How the Constitution Invented Hollywood
    Perhaps one of the last individuals you’d expect a book on copyright to come from is Elizabeth Wurtzel. But that’s indeed what the author of Prozac Nation has done with Creatocracy: How the Constitution Invented Hollywood. Through…
  • Apr 3

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/03/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/03/15
    Is There a Fundamental Right to Intellectual Property? — Rob Merges says “yes,” beginning with John Rawls’ principles of fundamental rights. Merges argues that these principles justify property in general and…
Rank this Week: 709

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • 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.…
  • Apr 3

    Copyright Owner Must Produce the Infringed Work in Infringement Lawsuit

    Copyright Owner Must Produce the Infringed Work in Infringement Lawsuit
    Smith Vil founded the Foundation for the Technological and Economic Advancement of Mirebalais, Inc. (FATEM), a non-profit organization, in 2006.  FATEM terminated Vil in September 2009.  Vil filed a copyright registration…
Rank this Week: 1900

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
  • Apr 17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-16
    Student-help site raises plagiarism, copyright concerns http://t.co/eT2ApiGoHV -> European cinema fears copyright reform http://t.co/RZKD8sTKa8 -> Statutory Safe-Harbors and User-Generated Content in the U.S. http://t.co/nJqey4ev7u…
  • Apr 16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-15
    Another Competitive Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails–Infogroup v. DatabaseLLC http://t.co/8tazCkJECj -> How much piracy is needed for antipiracy sanctions to be available? Decisions from Spain and Italy http://t.co/psSbQS2YlX ->…
  • Apr 15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-14

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-14
    Rambo the octopus takes photos of tourists with Sony camera – Any copyright in the photos? http://t.co/wc3JfqKUpz -> A Failure to Take Responsibility: Grooveshark’s Lack of a Repeat Infringer Policy Lands it Outside Safe…
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The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Apr 17

    The CopyKat - Is Disney skating on thin Ice?

    The CopyKat - Is Disney skating on thin Ice?
    Back in  August last year the CopyKat noted that Disney could be heading to trial over copyright infringement claims involving it's blockbuster animated hit and $1.22 billion grossing "Frozen".  Now that seems to have come…
  • Apr 16

    CISAC sends open letter to MEP Reda

    CISAC sends open letter to MEP Reda
    Creators from all creative sectors and geographic regions have addressed the shortcomings in Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda's draft report on the adaptation of the Copyright Directive. The Report that was published in January 2015, tackled…
  • Apr 14

    IFPI publishes Digital Music Report 2015

    IFPI publishes Digital Music Report 2015
    The recorded music sector's international trade body, the IFPI, has  published its Digital Music Report 2015, detaili.ng key trends in the recorded sector over the last year - with the headline news that gigital music revenues are now on…
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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 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…
  • Apr 16

    Dallas Buyers Club Sues Nearly 100 Does in Seattle U.S. District Court

    Dallas Buyers Club Sues Nearly 100 Does in Seattle U.S. District Court
    In a series of new lawsuits filed this week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has accused 91 Doe defendants of copyright infringement. The allegations of the complaints are…
  • Mar 31

    Makers of UK Film “Plastic” Launch Multi-State Copyright Lawsuit Campaign

    Makers of UK Film “Plastic” Launch Multi-State Copyright Lawsuit Campaign
    Late last week, the purported owner to copyrights in the British film “Plastic” filed at least 20 lawsuits against anonymous Doe defendants in federal courts in both Pennsylvania and Florida. Plastic is a 2014 crime/comedy film…
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Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Apr 16

    UPDATE: .SUCKS CEO SPEAKS

    UPDATE: .SUCKS CEO SPEAKS
    By James Stewart and David Kramer Following the publication of the article titled .SUCKS: A Questionable Future?, posted on April 13, 2015, the author received an unsolicited email from John Berard, CEO of Vox Populi Registry, Ltd.…
  • Apr 13

    A Questionable Future for .SUCKS Domain Names?

    A Questionable Future for .SUCKS Domain Names?
    By James Stewart  In response to a veritable deluge of concerns from brand owners over the .SUCKS domain name registry’s pricing structure, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) sent a letter…
  • Apr 9

    Laughter: It's The Best Medicine, But Not The Cure For False Advertising

    Laughter: It's The Best Medicine, But Not The Cure For False Advertising
    By Tamar Duvdevani Couch potatoes everywhere have had a chuckle over DirecTV’s campaign featuring Rob Lowe’s “cool” and creepy/awkward/dorky personas, wherein “cool Rob” is equated to DirecTV, and the less…
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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/
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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: 4175

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: 189

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    Likelihood of improvement: Archer & Greiner, PC

    Likelihood of improvement: Archer & Greiner, PC
    Welcome me to my new firm, Archer & Greiner, P.C.  I’ll be a partner resident in the firm’s New York City and Hackensack, New Jersey offices (that’s me, always straddling the Hudson) but at your…
  • Apr 8

    Meet the Bloggers – INTA, Dallas, 2013!

    Meet the Bloggers – INTA, Dallas, 2013!
    Originally posted 2013-04-23 14:05:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter What else is there to say? Of course you’re invited!
  • Apr 8

    MTB XI: Just picture it!

    MTB XI: Just picture it!
                  Yep, you figured it out!  And you can RSVP for this year’s Meet the Bloggers, which will take place Monday, May 4, 2015, from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM, at Henry’s Pub &…
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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab
    Meghan Trainor, the popular singer of “All About That Bass,” and her management company, Atom Factory Music, LLC, reportedly are making photographers and videographers sign a Release to get a photo credential at…
  • Apr 7

    Federal Lands Photography Rule

    Federal Lands Photography Rule
    When photographing on federal lands, it’s helpful to know the rules and carry a copy of them with you in case you are challenged. Here are links to them for your reference: National Park Service…
  • Mar 26

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land
    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska introduced in the U.S. Senate on February 5 a bill entitled the “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015,” which, if passed, will require a $200 per year permit for any crews of…
Rank this Week: 667

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

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

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab
    Meghan Trainor, the popular singer of “All About That Bass,” and her management company, Atom Factory Music, LLC, reportedly are making photographers and videographers sign a Release to get a photo credential at…
  • Apr 7

    Federal Lands Photography Rule

    Federal Lands Photography Rule
    When photographing on federal lands, it’s helpful to know the rules and carry a copy of them with you in case you are challenged. Here are links to them for your reference: National Park Service…
  • Mar 26

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land
    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska introduced in the U.S. Senate on February 5 a bill entitled the “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015,” which, if passed, will require a $200 per year permit for any crews of…
Rank this Week: 3711

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/
  • Apr 15

    Frist Tech Seminar Series focuses on big data

    Frist Tech Seminar Series focuses on big data
    Our colleague at Employer Law Report, Brian Hall, conveys his thoughts about the first installment of our 2015 Technology Seminar Series. This May 13 seminar focuses on big data, data analytics and the law: What your company needs to know…
  • Apr 14

    Who owns the photo?

    Who owns the photo?
    You may have heard about the dispute of copyright ownership over a selfie taken by a macaque in 2011. The wildlife photographer who owned the camera claimed ownership when a website published the photo without his permission. Under U.S. law,…
  • Apr 6

    A potential game-changer in trademark registration proceeding

    A potential game-changer in trademark registration proceeding
    In trademark infringement litigation, the critical and usually pivotal issue is whether there is a likelihood of confusion between two allegedly similar marks. Eliminating a defendant’s ability to defend against an allegation of…
Rank this Week: 4195

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 9

    Art Shows and Exhibitions in the Tri-State Area

    Art Shows and Exhibitions in the Tri-State Area
    Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York are all bursting with must-see art exhibits this spring.  For eager artists and art-admirers alike, exhibits are the best way to go check out relevant and exciting work being produced right now.…
  • Apr 6

    Yann Couedor – Collage Painting

    Yann Couedor – Collage Painting
    Yann Couedor describes himself as being a music lover and collector, and that is undoubtedly shown through his work.  He meshes acrylic painting and collage work to produce creative portraits of musicians and movie stars.…
Rank this Week: 3875

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Flexibility. Is it all a matter of methodology and assumptions?

    Flexibility. Is it all a matter of methodology and assumptions?
    Institute for Information Law (IViR)Institute for Information Law (IViR) Benjamin Gibert’s report for the Lisbon Council entitled ‘The 2015 Intellectual Property and Economic Growth Index: Measuring the Impact of Exceptions and…
  • Apr 13

    The Next Great Copyright Act: Remember the Authors!

    The Next Great Copyright Act: Remember the Authors!
    Columbia University School of LawColumbia University School of Law This article was originally published on the Media Institute website – see here.  It is reproduced here with the kind permission of the author. In a previous column…
  • Apr 9

    Almost there! In Support of the Green Road to Dutch Science!

    Almost there! In Support of the Green Road to Dutch Science!
    Institute for Information Law (IViR)Institute for Information Law (IViR) The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the main public funding agency in the country, has been enforcing already for a few years an Open Access (OA)…
Rank this Week: 1637

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: 246

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 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 .
  • Mar 10

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit
    Keeping adequate record of your software creation efforts can be very helpful to stave off copyright infringement claims The post Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suits appeared first on .
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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: 488

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • 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…
  • Apr 8

    European Court decides about linking to infringing materials (or does it?)

    European Court decides about linking to infringing materials (or does it?)
    It has been often remarked in these pages that we seem to be going back in time when it comes to copyright case law. In particular, the fact that the Court of Justice of the European Union continues to decide cases about linking seems to me…
  • Apr 2

    UK Court of Appeals confirms tort of privacy in Google v Vidal-Hall

    UK Court of Appeals confirms tort of privacy in Google v Vidal-Hall
    As we reported last year, an English court recognised the existence of a tort of privacy (more accurately, the tort of misuse of private information) in the case of Vidal-Hall v Google. The case involved a group of Google users who sued the…
Rank this Week: 480

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 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…
  • Mar 31

    Happy World Backup Day

    Happy World Backup Day
    Today is world backup day, a reminder of how important it is to back up our data – and to do it daily. (I have not been able to figure out the origins of this day – Wikipedia doesn’t even have an entry for it – but the…
Rank this Week: 1754

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: 736

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 1

    Arista v Grooveshark trial set to begin April 27th

    Arista v Grooveshark trial set to begin April 27th
    A trial date has been set in one of the Grooveshark cases, Arista v. Escape Media. The trial will begin Monday, April 27th, in the courtroom of Judge Thomas P. Griesa, room 26B, at the federal courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York…
  • Mar 27

    Aereo files for bankruptcy

    Aereo files for bankruptcy
    Well, it finally happened; Aereo has given up the ghost and filed for bankruptcy. It will be interesting to see whether the the content cartel will be satisfied at having put the company out of business, or will instead look for blood. March…
Rank this Week: 244

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 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.…
  • Mar 15

    The Second Circuit, Nazi Looted Art, and Why Museums Are Letting ISIS Flourish

    The Second Circuit, Nazi Looted Art, and Why Museums Are Letting ISIS Flourish
    Camille Pissaro - La Bergere Rentrant des MoutonsThe United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has remanded a case against the University of Oklahoma brought by a Jewish woman seeking the return of a painting by Camille Pissaro…
  • Mar 9

    Nazi Looted Art: Cases, Ethics and Law - March 24, 2015 Westchester Women's Bar Association

    Nazi Looted Art: Cases, Ethics and Law - March 24, 2015 Westchester Women's Bar Association
    Nazi Looted Art: Cases, Ethics and Law Presenter: Raymond Dowd, Esq.  With last year’s film Monuments Men, the upcoming Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, and with the documentary The Rape of Europa on PBS, the…
Rank this Week: 81

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • 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)…
  • Mar 18

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Italy country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Italy country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Blurred Lines authors hit with $7.4m song plagiarism ruling In one of the most high-profile song plagiarism cases in…
  • Mar 4

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Finland country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Finland country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Rate of decline in global recorded music trade revenue slows in 2014 With all of the biggest recorded music markets…
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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: 1223

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
  • Mar 23

    Court Denies Comity to Conflicting Foreign Decision

    Court Denies Comity to Conflicting Foreign Decision
    In a March 20, 2015 ruling, Judge Kimba M. Wood, in dismissing the plaintiff’s preliminary injunction motion, declined to grant comity to a decision of a French court about the ownership of the copyright at issue in light of another…
  • Mar 20

    Court Declines to Dismiss Unclean Hands Defense

    Court Declines to Dismiss Unclean Hands Defense
    In a March 19, 2015 ruling, Judge Thomas P. Griesa declined to strike the defendant’s defense of unclean hands. Although the plaintiff is asserting a patent infringement claim, the unclean hands defense relates to the plaintiff’s…
  • Jan 29

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Defendant Securing Stipulation of Dismissal With Prejudice

    Court Denies Attorneys’ Fees to Defendant Securing Stipulation of Dismissal With Prejudice
     In a January 26, 2015 ruling, Judge Katherine Polk Failla refused to award attorneys’ fees to a defendant in a copyright case who secured a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice early in the case. The Court did find that the…
Rank this Week: 4104

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: 182

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: 2648

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: 419

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: 2295

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 1270

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: 2205

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: 4245

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: 4940

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 28

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day
    As you may recall, this blog has now moved to http://www.privacyandiplawblog.com.  Earlier today, I posted on Data Breach Planning for Small Businesses in honor of Data Privacy Day.  I look forward to your feedback!
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

    Moving to WordPre
    I am very pleased to announce that The Privacy and IP Law Blog is in the process of moving to WordPress, and to a dedicated domain – PrivacyandIPLawBlog.com!  The blog will operate on both the Blogspot.com location and on the new…
Rank this Week: 1009

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: 2305

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
  • 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…
  • Jan 22

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Rank this Week: 437

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: 1890

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: 3890

'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: 4247

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: 2249

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: 2564