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IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Investing for a new trade mark? What do I do with my slogan?

    Investing for a new trade mark? What do I do with my slogan?
    In yesterday's judgments in Cases T-59/14 ‘INVESTING FOR A NEW WORLD’ and T-609/13 ‘SO WHAT DO I DO WITH MY MONEY’ the General Court of the European Union reviewed the EU case-law on slogan marks, rejecting the appeal…
  • Jan 29

    Dutch diverge with English as Novartis prevails on Zoledronic Acid in Netherland

    Dutch diverge with English as Novartis prevails on Zoledronic Acid in Netherland
    This Kat was delighted to receive from Katfriend Rutger M. Kleemans (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Amsterdam) the following news:Rutger KleemansOn 27 January the Hague Court of Appeal (judges Kalden, Brinkman and Van Nispen)…
  • Jan 29

    Belgium asks CJEU: does the Enforcement Directive allow cost-capping in IP litigation?

    Belgium asks CJEU: does the Enforcement Directive allow cost-capping in IP litigation?
    From Stijn Debaene and Hakim Haouideg (fieldfisher, Brussels: katpat!) comes some pretty hot news from Belgium which ties in to some extent with yesterday's guest Katpost by Barbara Cookson on the recovery of costs in patent litigation -- but…
Rank this Week: 70

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1091

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Jan 29

    50 More Does Sued by Dallas Buyers Club in Seattle Federal Court

    50 More Does Sued by Dallas Buyers Club in Seattle Federal Court
    Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has just filed two new copyright infringement lawsuits against a total of 50 Does in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The allegations of the complaints are virtually identical to those…
  • Jan 22

    100 Does Sued for Online Infringement of PLM Software

    100 Does Sued for Online Infringement of PLM Software
    Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against 100 anonymous Doe parties, alleging infringement of various forms of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for which Siemens holds copyrights. The…
  • Jan 21

    Dallas Buyers Club returns with BitTorrent lawsuits in Texa

    Dallas Buyers Club returns with BitTorrent lawsuits in Texa
      Nationwide copyright enforcer Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has made a return to filing several new matters in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, starting with a round filed in late November 2014 and others just this…
Rank this Week: 1043

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/
Rank this Week: 2072

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: 1999

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jan 29

    Help Support Arts Education

    Help Support Arts Education
    With a new Senate underway, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) may undergo some unpopular changes, particularly when it comes to arts education.  New Senate education committee chairman, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), has…
  • Jan 16

    Michael Sydney Moore

    Michael Sydney Moore
    Michael Sydney Moore is a 23-year-old Oil Painter from London. His work is centered around high-realism in portraiture. ‘I do not believe there is any dichotomy present in the idea that an almost perfect rendition of the human form can…
  • Jan 16

    Grégoire A. Meyer

    Grégoire A. Meyer
    Grégoire A. Meyer is a London based artist who uses digital illustrations to create distortions of the human form. He uses digital techniques involving shiny metallic components, shattered glass, and splashes of water that add a…
Rank this Week: 3551

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
  • 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…
  • Jan 15

    Court Denies Summary Judgment Because of Factual Dispute Between Expert

    Court Denies Summary Judgment Because of Factual Dispute Between Expert
    In a January 14, 2015 ruling, Judge Coleen McMahon denied summary judgment in this patent infringement action because of the parties’ experts’ conflicting testimony. The Court wrote:In sum, the two sides’ experts differ on…
  • Aug 6

    Enjoy the Summer!

    Enjoy the Summer!
    We are on hiatus until September.  There will be new posts starting then.
Rank this Week: 2739

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
  • Jan 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-28
    CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents http://t.co/zUq0Phn9lD -> Taylor Swift threatened with nude photos after her Twitter, Instagram hacked http://t.co/xecVCYQi83 -> More IP books for review http://t.co/eckZeuCSPC…
  • Jan 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-27
    Germany's privacy leaders gather to discuss suspending US Safe Harbor http://t.co/NlFQvrLR5r -> N.Y. AG Seeks To Have the ‘Strongest, Most Comprehensive’ Data Security Law in Nation http://t.co/nw8Fio5miI -> Spanish…
  • Jan 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-26
    China Strengthens Law Against Copyright Infringement http://t.co/zNWer86qEP -> California Appeal Looms over Sirius Copyright Fight http://t.co/55729l9dGw -> Italy Launches Largest Ever Pirate Site Blockade http://t.co/vB69CzV0x9 ->…
Rank this Week: 852

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 20

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber
    On October 9, 2014, a class action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., (“FRCA”) by…
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The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jan 28

    Be Mindful of Your Ability to Copy Street Art

    Be Mindful of Your Ability to Copy Street Art
    Mark Anthony Miller is a Brooklyn street artist, known as CAM, whose works can be seen in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. His work is often inspired by stained glasses, as could be seen last year in the Always be Mindful of your Ability…
  • Jan 28

    New animal selfie ALERT!

    New animal selfie ALERT!
    a camera hogging koalaLast weekend staff at Edinburgh Zoo have managed to get a series of selfies from Koala bears which have surfaced online and in the press - and some other species also managed to get  in on the act with selfie's from…
  • Jan 27

    Zimmer in the frame over movie claim, Smith moves on with Stay With Me

    Zimmer in the frame over movie claim, Smith moves on with Stay With Me
    Now there's that old saying isn't there - "where there's a hit - there's a writ" and whilst this blogger often spies claims of plagiarism, sampling and sometimes even downright copying which usually result in at least the threat of a lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 1619

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    Best of 2009: Char’ed, I’m sure

    Best of 2009: Char’ed, I’m sure
    First posted December 8, 2009.  Poor Starbucks.  So much trademark trouble they have!  Other trouble, too.  And now the people who gave you five-dollar coffee in a paper cup had lost another one — one they…
  • Jan 28

    Best of 2009: Nuts to us? Or a “real” Charlie Brown Christmas?

    Best of 2009: Nuts to us? Or a “real” Charlie Brown Christmas?
    Originally published December 9, 2009. Instapundit links to this item about the incredible shrinking Charlie Brown specials — warmly-remembered favorite scenes from the annual Peanut broadcasts being incrementally excised from annual…
  • Jan 28

    Best of 2009: They always get their man

    Best of 2009: They always get their man
    Posted November 24, 2009. Yes, people do have some funny ideas of what kinds of things to protect with copyright, don’t they?   A few years ago, criminal enterprise Milberg Weiss (in its pre-conviction days) tried to assert…
Rank this Week: 63

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • 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…
  • Jan 27

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing
    Today the United States Federal Trade Commission issued a report in which it detailed a number of consumer-focused issues arising from the growing Internet of Things (IoT). Companies should pay attention to the portion of the report detailing…
  • Jan 12

    Facebook wins against alleged advertising fraudster

    Facebook wins against alleged advertising fraudster
    Defendant set up more than 70 bogus Facebook accounts and impersonated online advertising companies (including by sending Facebook falsified bank records) to obtain an advertising credit line from Facebook. He ran more than $340,000 worth of…
Rank this Week: 833

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jan 28

    Happy Data Privacy Day

    Happy Data Privacy Day
    From the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: “On January 28, Canada, along with many countries around the world, will celebrate Data Privacy Day. Recognized by privacy professionals, corporations, government officials, academics and…
  • Jan 14

    Red Tape Awareness Week

    Red Tape Awareness Week
    January 19-23 is the CFIB’s (Canadian Federation of Independent Business) 6th annual Red Tape Awareness Week. During the week the CFIB will make several announcements, starting off by announcing the winner of its annual…
  • Jan 7

    CES 2015

    CES 2015
    The Annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is under way in Las Vegas.  Its a mecca for those into the latest and greatest and biggest and fastest and most innovative consumer tech. For example, the latest in TV’s are 4K (4…
Rank this Week: 1919

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Jan 27

    Protecting Polka Dots and Zebra Stripes Through Copyright: Eleventh Circuit Affirms Ruling that Boot Designs are Infringed (But Not Willfully)

    Protecting Polka Dots and Zebra Stripes Through Copyright: Eleventh Circuit Affirms Ruling that Boot Designs are Infringed (But Not Willfully)
    By Tamar Duvdevani and Matthew Ganas A relatively common problem affecting the fashion industry is claims of copyright infringement over designs that appear on clothing and other merchandise.  In particular, retailers create product…
  • Dec 22

    Legal Alert: Change in U.S. Policy Towards Cuba

    Legal Alert: Change in U.S. Policy Towards Cuba
    By James Stewart and Ashley Green President Obama recently announced that the United States and Cuba would begin talks to reestablish diplomatic relations and partially lift the economic and travel sanctions that have existed between the two…
  • Nov 24

    Implementing Directive 2011/83/ EU Into Italian Law

    Implementing Directive 2011/83/ EU Into Italian Law
    Reposted from Law A La Mode  By: Sara Balice  Italy implemented the Consumer Rights Directive by adopting the Legislative Decree no. 21 of February 21, 2014 effective from June 13, 2014 which amended the Italian Consumer…
Rank this Week: 2508

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jan 27

    Coincidence or copyright infringement? You be the Judge.

    Coincidence or copyright infringement? You be the Judge.
    Sam Smith says that it’s a coincidence that his song “Stay with me” is similar to Tom Petty’s “Stand my ground” but won’t hang his hat on independent creation, where one author creates an identical or…
  • Jan 26

    Killing the Buzz: The “Highs” and Lows of Marijuana-Related Trademark

    Killing the Buzz: The “Highs” and Lows of Marijuana-Related Trademark
    This post is the first in a series by Kumar Jayasuriya, attorney and Ober’s multi-talented Legal Research Manager.   May a company register a trademark connected to the use of a controlled substance, such as marijuana? Recently, a…
  • Jan 16

    Software Patent Abstraction Hits Social Media Platform

    Software Patent Abstraction Hits Social Media Platform
    The process of creating “link relationships” between documents and personal profiles used by Facebook®, LinkedIn®, and other social media platforms came under fire in October 2012 via a patent infringement suit filed by…
Rank this Week: 2355

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

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

    Trademarks and Branding: Need Some Ideas for that New Product Name?

    Trademarks and Branding: Need Some Ideas for that New Product Name?
    Written by : Susan Neuberger Weller The New York Times Magazine had a very interesting article in its January 18, 2014 issue entitled “Call It What It Is.” The article, written by Neal Gabler, looks into the methods and ideologies…
  • Jan 26

    Don’t Even Think About Advertising a SUPER BOWL Party!

    Don’t Even Think About Advertising a SUPER BOWL Party!
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller As we all know, Super Bowl XLIX will be played this Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona between the defending Champion Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. There will be events of all kinds organized all…
  • Jan 21

    The US Supreme Court Holds that Juries Should Decide the Issue of Trademark Tacking

    The US Supreme Court Holds that Juries Should Decide the Issue of Trademark Tacking
    Written by: Susan Neuberger Weller In the first substantive trademark decision it has issued in a decade, the US Supreme Court, in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, case number 13-1211 (January 21, 2015), affirmed the Ninth Circuit by…
Rank this Week: 1754

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/
  • Jan 27

    Life sciences patent subject matter eligibility — two steps forward, one step back

    Life sciences patent subject matter eligibility — two steps forward, one step back
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released its revised Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 on Dec. 16, 2014. For the life sciences industry, the revised guidance provides significant relief…
  • Jan 23

    Supreme Court charts clear course for trademark tacking determination

    Supreme Court charts clear course for trademark tacking determination
    The U.S. Supreme Court created some wake by issuing their first substantive trademark ruling in more than a decade this week. The Supreme Court decided to hear a case on appeal from the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Hana Fin., Inc. v.…
  • Jan 19

    Warrant required for cell phone searche

    Warrant required for cell phone searche
    A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision provides “a very clear and straightforward message” to law enforcement: You must obtain a warrant to search the contents of any cell phone. Kelly Johnson provides a review of the court’s…
Rank this Week: 3486

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Jan 26

    ASMP Atlanta/SE Presentation on Contracts, Copyrights, & Release

    ASMP Atlanta/SE Presentation on Contracts, Copyrights, & Release
    Join Evan Andersen of Photo Attorney® and the ASMP Atlanta/Southeast Chapter as he speaks about Contracts, Copyrights & Releases Details and Registration: http://asmp.org/education/event/info?id=988 When: Tuesday, January 27,…
  • Jan 24

    Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!

    Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!
    Congratulations to the Photo Attorney® blog readers who won free packages from Search My Images: 1st Place – Kalliope Amorphous 2nd Place – Ron Schmidt 3rd Place – David Oppenheimer Thanks…
  • Jan 22

    Save that Infringement Evidence Now!

    Save that Infringement Evidence Now!
    Once an infringer realizes that you have discovered the infringement, the infringer will try to get rid of its evidence . You likely will need that information later. Fortunately, you can take several steps to gather evidence of the…
Rank this Week: 1532

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Jan 26

    ASMP Atlanta/SE Presentation on Contracts, Copyrights, & Release

    ASMP Atlanta/SE Presentation on Contracts, Copyrights, & Release
    Join Evan Andersen of Photo Attorney® and the ASMP Atlanta/Southeast Chapter as he speaks about Contracts, Copyrights & Releases Details and Registration: http://asmp.org/education/event/info?id=988 When: Tuesday, January 27,…
  • Jan 24

    Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!

    Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!
    Congratulations to the Photo Attorney® blog readers who won free packages from Search My Images: 1st Place – Kalliope Amorphous 2nd Place – Ron Schmidt 3rd Place – David Oppenheimer Thanks…
  • Jan 22

    Save that Infringement Evidence Now!

    Save that Infringement Evidence Now!
    Once an infringer realizes that you have discovered the infringement, the infringer will try to get rid of its evidence . You likely will need that information later. Fortunately, you can take several steps to gather evidence of the…
Rank this Week: 658

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • 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.…
  • Jan 4

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2015

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2015
    Some EU and UK internet legal developments to look out for in 2015 (last year’s list here). (And see here for Cyberlaw Memes and Themes for 2015.)●        EU copyright reform The last European…
  • Jan 3

    Cyberlaw memes and themes for 2015

    Cyberlaw memes and themes for 2015
    It is tempting just to change 2014 to 2015 in last year’s piece and recirculate.  Nudging and Bludgeoning, Magic wand politics, Politicians not understanding the internet, the Internet as Wild West, Cory Doctorow’s warning of…
Rank this Week: 2806

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jan 25

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case
    Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 1, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur appointed defendant counsel from the N.D. Illinois trial bar with experience in IP cases, after finding that…
  • Jan 23

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That
    Sonix Tech. Co., Ltd. V. Pubs. Int’l, Ltd., No. 13 C 2082, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 30, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve construed the disputed terms of the patent in suit in this case regarding graphic indicators on a surface that…
  • Jan 21

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25
    At the start of the new year, many of us are spending time looking back at where we have come from and forward to where we want to go. As part of that process, many are making resolutions to make 2015 better than ever.  In that spirit,…
Rank this Week: 207

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jan 23

    European Court makes important ruling on copyright jurisdiction

    European Court makes important ruling on copyright jurisdiction
    Where do things happen online? This is one of the most important questions when dealing with Internet regulation in general. With a global communication networks, the question of where a person can sue and be sued is vital. The Court of…
  • Jan 21

    Can robots break the law?

    Can robots break the law?
    An interesting case has been developing in recent weeks, which might lead us to look at liability of artificial intelligence agents. A Swiss art collective named !Mediengruppe Bitnik has created a web bot that trawls marketplaces in the…
  • Jan 17

    Can you copyright a tweet?

    Can you copyright a tweet?
    Some weeks ago I was asked to comment on whether tweets are subject to copyright protection. Unsurprisingly, this is a common question that gets asked over and over again, as some of the information online is contradictory and misleading, or…
Rank this Week: 638

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jan 23

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/23/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/23/15
    [LORD CHANCELLOR:] As to what has been said by Mr. Attorney General of the [Statute of Anne] being a monopoly, and therefore ought to receive a strict construction, I am quite of a different opinion, and that it ought to receive a liberal…
  • Jan 19

    On Martin Luther King, Jr.

    On Martin Luther King, Jr.
    One of the more unfortunate outcomes to emerge over the past decade from copyright skeptics is criticism of the Martin Luther King, Jr. estate, and their maintenance of his copyrighted books and speeches—his legal…
  • Jan 16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/16/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/16/15
    Collective Soul on Taylor Swift, U2, & Music’s Future — “While digital streaming has been a boon for consumers, it has had a chilling effect on musicians, the majority of whom argue that it has eroded their ability to…
Rank this Week: 817

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
  • Jan 22

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Jan 15

    A PC Without Sound? Don’t Do It!

    A PC Without Sound? Don’t Do It!
    One key medium to consider in any kind of multimedia marketing is audio. Sound provides smoother presentation transitions and allows you to step back from the podium while a prerecorded message gets your point across. Start recording. Audio…
  • Dec 2

    Cellular Service Wasn’t Always Easy

    Cellular Service Wasn’t Always Easy
    Faith Echols no longer considers herself a tenderfoot when it comes to cellular phones, but she was not always so wise. The ability to communicate plays a major role in her success as a real estate agent. “My cellular phone has helped…
Rank this Week: 805

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jan 22

    5 Google Tricks to Find Online Plagiarism

    5 Google Tricks to Find Online Plagiarism
    Searching for plagiarism can be daunting, fortunately, there are some google tricks and hacks that can make your life a lot easier when hunting for copied work.
  • Jan 22

    3 Count: Rdio Flyer

    3 Count: Rdio Flyer
    Greek court says blocking pirate sites is overreaching, Rdio expands to 25 new markets and Apple buys music and piracy analytics service.
  • Jan 21

    Artist Luc Tuymans Loses Plagiarism Case, Raises Question

    Artist Luc Tuymans Loses Plagiarism Case, Raises Question
    Artist Luc Tuymans has lost a copyright decision in Belgium. However, this case is just one of many difficult judgments about appropriation and photos.
Rank this Week: 305

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 22

    Omega Can't Pull Off Copyright Infringement Hat Trick

    Omega Can't Pull Off Copyright Infringement Hat Trick
    High end Swiss watch manufacturer Omega decided to take on discount retailer Costco.  Omega registered its Omega Globe Design with the U.S. Copyright Office.  Omega engraved its Omega Globe Design on the back of some of its…
  • Jan 16

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse
    Electronic Arts (EA) develops and publishes Madden NFL, a video game that allows users to play virtual football games by controlling avatars of real life NFL players.  EA pays to license current NFL players’ likenesses. …
  • Jan 16

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse

    Former Professional Football Players Rumble Over Use of Their Likenesse
    Electronic Arts (EA) develops and publishes Madden NFL, a video game that allows users to play virtual football games by controlling avatars of real life NFL players.  EA pays to license current NFL players’ likenesses. …
Rank this Week: 1549

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Jan 21

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with US country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. EC to examine new pan-European online music licensing hub The European Commission (EC) has opened an in-depth…
  • Jan 9

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2015

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2015
    A very Happy New Year from all of us at Music & Copyright. The first issue of the New Year is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Measured support marks the beginning of a critical year for music…
  • Dec 10

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report
    The latest issue (and last for this year) of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Cox is set to become the first US ISP to face a safe-harbor challenge US ISP Cox Communications…
Rank this Week: 1936

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jan 20

    SCOTUS vs CAFC, Round N+1

    SCOTUS vs CAFC, Round N+1
    I noted last year that the CAFC seems to be hell-bent on interpreting the laws however it damn well pleases, despite Supreme Court decisions to the contrary. Guess what? It's still happening. This time (in a case called Teva…
  • Jan 12

    That Thudding Sound You Heard

    That Thudding Sound You Heard
    Was the bodies hitting the floor as a Golden Globes award night went by for the first time with no award going to anything by a broadcast network (except PBS). The network shut-out also included a surprise rise in Amazon's star, as the…
  • Jan 7

    A Smaller Piece of a Much Bigger Market

    A Smaller Piece of a Much Bigger Market
    News outlets this week (here on Forbes) are reporting that Toyota is "giving away" its patents on hydrogen-fueled cars. That's not entirely true - it's making available royalty-free use of a wide swath of its worldwide patent portfolio…
Rank this Week: 696

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: 3583

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/
  • Jan 14

    Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd to Keynote NYS Bar Association Trusts & Estates Event

    Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd to Keynote NYS Bar Association Trusts & Estates Event
        Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd will present the luncheon keynote lecture at the annual meeting of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York Bar Association on January 28, 2015.  The Trusts and Estates Law…
  • Dec 13

    75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips from Dunnington

    75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips from Dunnington
      Season’s Greetings!As the year comes to a close, so does the period for tax planning for the year 2014.  My partner Joe Michaels has composed a Memorandum entitled "75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips” that…
  • Dec 7

    Saving Mona Lisa: Nazi Art Looting and The Great Treasures of The Louvre

    Saving Mona Lisa: Nazi Art Looting and The Great Treasures of The Louvre
    Nazi Art Looting Revealed: Book Review: Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle To Protect The Louvre & Its Treasures During World War II by Gerri Chanel (2014 Heliopa Press) $18.95 325 pp.        …
Rank this Week: 381

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 3

    Helpful “Tech Tips” From David Pogue

    Helpful “Tech Tips” From David Pogue
    Now that 2015 is here, it is a great time to reflect on how much technology has evolved so far throughout the 21st century. From the way we communicate, to the way we conduct research, to the way we shop, it’s clear that…
Rank this Week: 1018

'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: 2608

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 2

    Outside of a Dog #4: Advances, Author Grumbling, Permissions & Lunch

    Outside of a Dog #4: Advances, Author Grumbling, Permissions & Lunch
    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. How are…
  • Dec 31

    Amusing Myself to Death

    Amusing Myself to Death
    My Spotify playlist of songs about books and authors. Click here: Bookish Songs.  Playlist recommendations welcome.  If I continue alone I am sure to, as Neil Postman once wrote, amuse myself to death    …
Rank this Week: 1174

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • 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…
  • Nov 1

    FSCONS 2014 Keynote: "Invisible Monopolies and the Language of Freedom"

    FSCONS 2014 Keynote: "Invisible Monopolies and the Language of Freedom"
    FSCONS 2014 in Göteborg, Sweden is wonderful: a whole conference of people deeply committed to freedom and actively implementing it. My keynote talk at 2pm today is entitled "Invisible Monopolies and the Language of Freedom"; clicking…
Rank this Week: 815

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: 2704

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • 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…
  • Aug 22

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

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

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

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
Rank this Week: 226

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 15

    Thanks to Securing Change

    Thanks to Securing Change
    Those of you paying attention to the website have undoubtedly noticed the theme change. That change is part of the effort to thwart the incessant hackers who have targeted Hearsay Culture over the past three years. I’m pleased to report…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted
    For the last show for 2014, I’m pleased to post Show # 226, November 20, my interview with Prof. Stephen Turner of the University of South Florida on technological and scientific expertise in policymaking and democracy. Stephen has…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted
    I am delighted to post Show # 225, November 20, my interview with Prof. Ed Felten of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (“CITP”). I’ve been visiting at CITP this year, and one of my main…
Rank this Week: 880

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: 3525

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 560

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

Covers issues pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, patents and starting a business. By Shannon Moore.

http://tmexpress.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    Beware of Official-y Correspondence

    Beware of Official-y Correspondence
    Once you get that trademark filed be aware that your information is of public record, which means, unfortunately, some will mine that resource & some of those folks will send you solicitations. These solicitations often look very…
  • Dec 4

    IP Webinar Series: December 9-11th

    IP Webinar Series: December 9-11th
    "The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will co-host a free webinar series to help business owners understand the intellectual property process, starting on Tuesday, December…
  • Dec 1

    Hello Again!

    Hello Again!
    It's been awhile but we are back! And as Mr. Waving Turtle up there indicates it has taken me a bit to get back here to the old blog watering hole (or wherever turtles congregate so I may continue the metaphor) but I'm here and ready to go so…
Rank this Week: 1968

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

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

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Too big to what??

    Too big to what??
    You have heard about banks that are "too big to fail."  Well, we are about to find out if some law firms are too big to make mistakes.At least that is what Sidley & Austin is apparently hoping the Federal Circuit will conclude…
  • Jul 29

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

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

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark

    Tyler Perry Snatches 'What Would Jesus Do' Mark
    Clearly. I'll avoid the rampant irony of taking a trademark around Jesus' name, and using The Lord's name in vain for the sake of financial gain. (Isn't there something about that in the Bible?) Television/movie star and man-of-many-faces…
Rank this Week: 1480

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 29

    Breaking: This morning, Judge Paule of the…

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

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

    Shades of Gray Takes the Ice Bucket ChallengeOr, How Copyright Lawyers Do It
    Today, Shades of Gray took the Ice Bucket Challenge in true copyright lawyer fashion – with a sprinkling of copyright (and comments from the Harvey Siskind peanut gallery).  Happy Friday! The post Shades of Gray Takes the Ice…
Rank this Week: 957

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

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

http://harvardlaw74.com
Rank this Week: 1341

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

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

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

http://title17.net/
  • Oct 28

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate

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

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

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

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released

    Full ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Released
    The public version of Judge Cote’s ASCAP Pandora rate decision has been released.  Commentary to follow, once I have had the chance to read, but here is the decision for those interested:
Rank this Week: 2451

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

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

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

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

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

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

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

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
Rank this Week: 210