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IP in Brief

IP in Brief

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

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • 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…
  • 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 of Social…
  • Feb 19

    Steps to Obtain a Preliminary Injunction in a Patent Case

    Steps to Obtain a Preliminary Injunction in a Patent Case
    H. Dickson Burton from TraskBritt in Salt Lake City gave a presentation explaining how to obtain a preliminary injunction in a patent case. Here is a summary of his presentation with links to some of the cases he mentioned.
Rank this Week: 479

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    EPO Enlarged Board tells Chairman: "disobey President when necessary"

    EPO Enlarged Board tells Chairman: "disobey President when necessary"
    The European Patent Office (EPO) Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) has issued an interlocutory decision in case R2/14 (PDF file, 2.3 MB), in which it once again addresses the dual roles of the Board's Chairman, who is also a Vice-President of…
  • Mar 1

    Subject Matter Relationships: the need for strictness, complexity and fuzzine

    Subject Matter Relationships: the need for strictness, complexity and fuzzine
    Valentine’s Day made this Kat think about relationships: the cruelty, the complexity and the cuddles. This progressed to patent law and how subject matter ‘relates’ to other subject matter. How is patent law cruel, complex…
  • Feb 27

    The next celebrity zoo animal? Polar bear Knut's little half-brother is looking for a name...

    The next celebrity zoo animal? Polar bear Knut's little half-brother is looking for a name...
    This Kat is spending part of her coveted lunch time to write on one of her dearest topics (see earlier IPKat posts here): the late polar bear Knut - arguably the "first celebrity zoo animal" - and centre of numerous alluring trade…
Rank this Week: 88

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 1136

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
  • Mar 1

    Message board operators liable for defamatory posts says court: Baglow v. Smith

    Message board operators liable for defamatory posts says court: Baglow v. Smith
    You know a defamation case is going to be a good one when it starts like this: Political debate in the Internet blogosphere can be, and, often is, rude, aggressive, sarcastic, hyperbolic, insulting, caustic and/or vulgar.  It is not for…
  • Mar 1

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-02-28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-02-28
    RT @AdamMossoff: More bogus, junk science in #patent policy w/ claims re: all patent #licensing based on 188 people answering survey https:… -> Ontario Court of Appeal clamps down on surveillance evidence http://t.co/mhHLrQZCst…
  • Feb 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-27
    U.S. bans Internet providers from blocking or slowing web traffic in landmark net neutrality ruling http://t.co/VBR6CkJo4a -> Loser pays? This might be buyer or seller when it comes to artists' resale royalties says CJEU…
Rank this Week: 1029

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 27

    Best of 2005: Power Line: Mary Mapes is a Year Late, and Way Short on Logic

    Best of 2005: Power Line: Mary Mapes is a Year Late, and Way Short on Logic
    First posted on September 30, 2005. The Powerline blog, appropriately, undertakes the definitive (if only preliminary) deconstruction and rebuttal of journalistic fraud Mary Mapes’s new revisionist history on the topic of last…
  • Feb 27

    Best of 2011: The seven habits of highly annoying lawyer

    Best of 2011: The seven habits of highly annoying lawyer
    First posted on February 4, 2011. Or, perhaps, the companies that hire them.  Let’s see if we can find all seven in this highly effective – certainly highly earnest! — item from Mark Malek at the Tactical IP…
  • Feb 26

    The statute that keeps on giving

    The statute that keeps on giving
    I am grateful for a break in the Section 2(a) action long enough that I could sneak in some blogging about another topic this week.  Apropos that post’s nostalgic subject, it even generated some…
Rank this Week: 108

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: 1335

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1319

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Feb 27

    Counting E-Book Sales is a Dark Art

    Counting E-Book Sales is a Dark Art
    I swear I'm not entirely going to turn Copyfight into a blog of "people Alan Wexelblat is interested in who do interesting copyright things." It's just that kind of month. With that said, Ferret Steinmetz has just published his first novel,…
  • Feb 24

    Or You Could Double Down on Being an Idiot

    Or You Could Double Down on Being an Idiot
    I'm a fan of the blog "Ask A Manager" written by Alison Green. In her Feb 23 post, she reports on a frustrating set of interactions among herself, another blog reader who had employed a resume-writing service, and people from that service…
  • Feb 19

    Results Not Typical

    Results Not Typical
    One author's account of how her self-published book got picked up and will appear through 47North, an Amazon exclusive imprint. An important point in here is: this is a business deal, not an audition. Having an agent or someone who can handle…
Rank this Week: 1444

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/
  • Feb 27

    Court considers the role of social media in class action case

    Court considers the role of social media in class action case
    Our colleagues at the Employer Law Report blog report that Gawker Media LLC has asked a district court to limit plaintiff’s use of social media for providing notice of a class action lawsuit to potential class members. With concerns…
  • Feb 24

    Expediting patent examination in the United State

    Expediting patent examination in the United State
    Though the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has reduced patent prosecution time a bit during the past five years, it still takes, on average, at least 18 months before the patent examiner acts upon an application. Throw in two or more…
  • Feb 16

    Katy Perry’s left shark

    Katy Perry’s left shark
    By now, you probably have heard of the infamous “left shark” in Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, who went off script and did its own moves during “Teenage Dreams” and “California Gurls.” So…
Rank this Week: 4162

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Feb 27

    Andre Rochester – Fine Art

    Andre Rochester – Fine Art
    From the African American imagery of historical black figures like Miles Davis, to the portraiture and the silhouette of human bodies, Andre Rochester masters the technique of fine art through his paintings. Judged for its beauty and…
  • Feb 25

    Faust – Graffiti Art

    Faust – Graffiti Art
    For centuries, graffiti has been viewed as controversial, regarded by some as an important practice of intermingling art with the public, and regarded by others as a defacement of public space.  In New York City, a new artist who is…
  • Feb 16

    Orlando Arocena – Vector Art

    Orlando Arocena – Vector Art
    Orlando Arocena is a Mexican-Cuban-American illustrator who creates vibrant vector art.  His graphics infuse modern techniques with pop culture references and traditional Latino folk art influences.  This juxtaposition crafts into…
Rank this Week: 3825

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 27

    Friday’s Endnotes – 2/27/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 2/27/15
    Contrary to the impression that some—many, in fact—information technocrats would like to convey, the new world of information technology is simply not one of bits, bytes, and pixels that have somehow been born in some new,…
  • Feb 26

    The Future of the US Copyright Office

    The Future of the US Copyright Office
    Two hearings today will look at the current state of the US Copyright Office—one in front of the House Judiciary Committee on the Office’s functions and resources, and a budget hearing by the House Appropriations Legislative…
  • Feb 23

    Kienitz v Sconnie Nation: Fair Use and Necessity

    Kienitz v Sconnie Nation: Fair Use and Necessity
    On January 12, photographer Michael Kienitz asked the Supreme Court to review the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation. Sconnie Nation waived its brief, though the Media Institute filed an amicus brief in support of…
Rank this Week: 802

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 26

    Loser pays? This might be buyer or seller when it comes to artists' resale royalties says CJEU

    Loser pays? This might be buyer or seller when it comes to artists' resale royalties says CJEU
    Judgment was given today in Case C-41/14Christie's France SNC v Syndicat national des antiquaires, a reference from the French Cour de Cassation for a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). This was not…
  • Feb 23

    The CopyKat - trolling tonight

    The CopyKat - trolling tonight
    Freeplay, the US-based library music company, which has been providing music for bedroom filmmakers for their YouTube videos, has filed litigation against four 'multi-channel networks', accusing the the firms of abusing licences they had…
  • Feb 21

    Fox News Motion for Summary Judgment Denied in 9/11 Photograph Fair Use Case

    Fox News Motion for Summary Judgment Denied in 9/11 Photograph Fair Use Case
    On February 10, Judge Edgardo Ramos from the Southern District of New York (SDNY) denied Fox News Network’s motion for summary judgment of a copyright infringement suit filed by the copyright holder of an iconic 9/11 photograph. The…
Rank this Week: 2733

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Feb 25

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015
    On February 26, 2015, the Congress will hold two separate hearings relating to the functions and funding of the U.S. Copyright Office. Both hearings will begin at 1:30 pm and will be streamed through the respective Committee websites. The…
  • Feb 23

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative
    From the Copyright Alliance: As the new Congress convenes in D.C. and takes up important copyright issues, please sign this letter reminding Congress of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to…
  • Feb 19

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Technical Upgrades Project

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Technical Upgrades Project
    The Register of Copyrights has released a report from the Special Projects Team responsible for studying technology issues and business improvements related to the Copyright Office’s services. The report was delivered to the Register by…
Rank this Week: 2643

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Feb 25

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015
    On February 26, 2015, the Congress will hold two separate hearings relating to the functions and funding of the U.S. Copyright Office. Both hearings will begin at 1:30 pm and will be streamed through the respective Committee websites. The…
  • Feb 23

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative

    Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creative
    From the Copyright Alliance: As the new Congress convenes in D.C. and takes up important copyright issues, please sign this letter reminding Congress of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to…
  • Feb 19

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Technical Upgrades Project

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Technical Upgrades Project
    The Register of Copyrights has released a report from the Special Projects Team responsible for studying technology issues and business improvements related to the Copyright Office’s services. The report was delivered to the Register by…
Rank this Week: 1525

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: 4264

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/
  • Feb 25

    When Employees Talk: Key Issues for the Fashion Industry & Social Media

    When Employees Talk: Key Issues for the Fashion Industry & Social Media
    Last fall, the New York Times reported, "With the rise of social media, many business owners have sought to control what their employees post on the various social networks." However, recent litigation proves that employers should tread…
  • Feb 20

    American Idol Winner Wants Out from Contract with Show’s Producer; Claims Producer Acted as a ‘Talent Agency’

    American Idol Winner Wants Out from Contract with Show’s Producer; Claims Producer Acted as a ‘Talent Agency’
    American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips has filed a petition with the California Labor Commissioner, arguing that 19 Entertainment, Inc. (the producer of the hit talent show) unlawfully acted as a “talent agency” in…
  • Feb 18

    California Proposes New Prop-65 Warning Requirement

    California Proposes New Prop-65 Warning Requirement
    On January 12, 2015, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a proposed regulation to revise the required warning statement for products containing chemicals listed by the state under Proposition-65…
Rank this Week: 2641

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: 1792

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Feb 25

    Smartwatches still in the running

    Smartwatches still in the running
    I’ve written about smartwatches before. So far they have not been selling as fast as some expected.  The marketplace still hasn’t sorted out the right combinations of features and price. Apple’s iWatch is…
  • Feb 18

    Privacy Commissioner issues guidance on police body camera

    Privacy Commissioner issues guidance on police body camera
    The federal Privacy Commissioner has just released a report giving guidance on the privacy implications of police wearing body-worn cameras, and what police need to do to comply with privacy laws. It points out that the issues around…
  • Feb 11

    Big Brother in your TV? 10 “freaky line” things to think about

    Big Brother in your TV? 10 “freaky line” things to think about
    There has been a big kerfuffle in the last few days over the thought that Samsung smart TV’s are listening to and recording TV watcher’s conversations via their voice command feature.  That arose from a clause in their…
Rank this Week: 948

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

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

    Looking at Citizenfour through Internet regulation

    Looking at Citizenfour through Internet regulation
    Last Sunday night Citizenfour, the Laura Poitras documentary about Edward Snowden, won the Oscar for best documentary. This is a great development for those of us who believe that the Snowden revelations constitute one of the most important…
  • Feb 15

    The monopolistic Internet

    The monopolistic Internet
    I’ve started reading “The Internet is not the answer” by Andrew Keen (a full review will be forthcoming), and listened with interest to the interview by the always astute Aleks Krotowski in The Guardian’s Tech Weekly…
  • Feb 6

    Katy Perry jumps the shark, makes copyright claim over 3D print model

    Katy Perry jumps the shark, makes copyright claim over 3D print model
    During this year’s Super Bowl, Katy Perry baffled and endeared millions with an act that included a giant metal tiger, a floating star, and the real stars of the show, two blue dancing sharks. Particularly, the start of the show was the…
Rank this Week: 673

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/
  • Feb 23

    List of Law Libraries On Twitter

    List of Law Libraries On Twitter
     Library/Twitter HandleAppalachian School of Law Library @ASL_LibraryCleveland-Marshall Law Library @CMLawLibraryGeorge Mason Law Library @GMULawLibraryGeorgetown Law Library @GtownLawLibGeorgia State University Law Library…
  • Feb 22

    This Thursday! Looting and the Plunder of Cultural Heritage at the National Arts Club - NYC

    This Thursday! Looting and the Plunder of Cultural Heritage at the National Arts Club - NYC
    Girl With Black Hair (Egon Schiele 1911) - Stolen From Fritz Grunbaum, Now at Oberlin CollegeThanks to the Archaeology Committee of the National Arts Club, I will be speaking at this wonderful event on Thursday with two esteemed colleagues, I…
  • Feb 18

    Cravath Partners and Columbia Law Feature Copyright Litigation Handbook In Innovative Copyright Dispute Course

    Cravath Partners and Columbia Law Feature Copyright Litigation Handbook In Innovative Copyright Dispute Course
    My attorney editor Elizabeth Stull has published a wonderful post here on the Legal Solutions Blog about the Columbia Copyright  Dispute Resolution Externship at Columbia Law School and how the professors enjoy using my Copyright…
Rank this Week: 447

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: 2979

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Feb 20

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book
    Mein Kampf is history's most infamous book but, as its copyright history winds to a close, we look back to see how the law handled this infamous work.
  • Feb 20

    3 Count: Three Strike

    3 Count: Three Strike
    Australian ISPs and content creators propose a new three strikes system, Playboy needs to answer questions in Ireland and ITC responds to critics.
  • Feb 19

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry
    Tumblr now proactively blocking unlicensed music uploads, iiNet attacks expert witness and Game of Thrones trailer pulled from YouTube.
Rank this Week: 374

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 883

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Feb 20

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP
    By Elena Varese Eponymous companies and use of the designer’s personal name: Mr. Alviero Martini vs. Alviero Martini S.p.A. Alviero Martini recently decided to bring an appeal against the decision of the Court of Milan, in the…
  • Feb 20

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP

    BUSINESS ROUND-UP
    By Roberto Valenti The new Italian Patent Box: an interesting measure for the fashion industry The Italian Parliament recently approved the so called Stability Law 2015, a bill containing a number of measures aimed at revitalizing the Italian…
  • Feb 19

    UK IP LAW GETS A RESTYLE

    UK IP LAW GETS A RESTYLE
    By Rebecca Kay and Ruth Hoy In the Northern Hemisphere’s autumn of 2014, IP law hit the UK headlines, in light of the most significant series of reforms in years.Background to the reforms In 2010, the government commissioned a review of…
Rank this Week: 1237

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Feb 20

    Ghost Writer Heir Haunts Jersey Boys Collaborator

    Ghost Writer Heir Haunts Jersey Boys Collaborator
    Lawyer, journalist and “Four Seasons” fan Rex Woodard and Thomas DeVito, an original band member, entered into a written agreement for Woodard to ghostwrite DeVito’s autobiography (the Work).  Woodard and DeVito agreed…
  • Feb 12

    Copyright Office Aspires to Bring Major Changes to the Music Marketplace

    Copyright Office Aspires to Bring Major Changes to the Music Marketplace
    Earlier this month, the U.S Copyright Office issued Copyright and The Music Marketplace, a Report of the Register of Copyrights.  The report is 245 pages.  It is based the Copyright Office’s yearlong study of the existing…
  • Feb 6

    Gossip Cop Can't Bag An Easy Dismissal With Fair Use Claim

    Gossip Cop Can't Bag An Easy Dismissal With Fair Use Claim
    Gossip Cop makes it its business to provide celebrity gossip news.  BWP Media is an entertainment-related photojournalism company.  BWP owns numerous photographs and videos of celebrities, which it licenses to both online and print…
Rank this Week: 1389

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Feb 18

    New Oregon Copyright Suits Over “Dumb and Dumber To”

    New Oregon Copyright Suits Over “Dumb and Dumber To”
    Troll Defense has learned that a company claiming the copyrights to the 2014 comedy film Dumb and Dumber To has filed at least two copyright actions against individual Doe parties in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.…
  • Feb 11

    More DBC BitTorrent Lawsuits in Oregon: “Look out honey, ‘cuz I’m using technology!”

    More DBC BitTorrent Lawsuits in Oregon: “Look out honey, ‘cuz I’m using technology!”
    Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has just filed five new copyright infringement lawsuits against individual Does in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Unlike prior lawsuits filed by Dallas Buyers Club in this court, Voltage Pictures,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1248

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 18

    Failure to Make Arguments to Magistrate Requires Reversal of Recomendation

    Failure to Make Arguments to Magistrate Requires Reversal of Recomendation
    Velocity Patent, LLC v. Audi of Am., Inc., No. 13 C 8418, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 11, 2014) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah held that Judge Mason’s discovery report and recommendation was clearly erroneous, and ordered past damages…
  • Feb 16

    Clarified Claim Construction Precludes Summary Judgment

    Clarified Claim Construction Precludes Summary Judgment
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. CQG, Inc., No. 05 C 4811, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 22, 2014) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied defendants’ (collectively “CQG” motion for summary judgment of noninfringement in this…
  • Feb 13

    Court Requires Document Production be Accompanied by an Affidavit Explaining the Search Proce

    Court Requires Document Production be Accompanied by an Affidavit Explaining the Search Proce
    Fantasia Distrib., Inc. v. Rand Wholesale, Inc., No. 14 C 1546, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 2, 2014) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang ruled upon the following discovery disputes in this case regarding alleged counterfeit sales of ehookah products:…
Rank this Week: 179

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Feb 18

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. US Copyright Office sets out vision for future digital-music licensing The US Copyright Office has published a detailed…
  • Feb 5

    New issue of Music & Copyright with India country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with India country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Confusion over US streaming services pre-1972 legal dispute In January, several major US music streaming services were…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2828

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: 2113

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    The Copyright Board Working Group Report dated February 4, 2015

    The Copyright Board Working Group Report dated February 4, 2015
    1566 The Wedding Dance by Pieter Brueghel the Elder(Music at weddings in Canada is subject to Copyright Board tariffs, which are doubled when there is dancing) On February 4, 2015 the Copyright Board released by email distribution to…
  • Dec 11

    Teksavvy is asking for $346,480.68 for its “reasonable costs” from Voltage Picture

    Teksavvy is asking for $346,480.68 for its “reasonable costs” from Voltage Picture
    I attended on Monday December 8, 2014 as a spectator at the hearing at the Federal Court in the Voltage Pictures v. John Doe and Jane Doe matter presided over by Mme Prothonotary Aronovitch concerning Teksavvy’s motion to be reimbursed…
  • Nov 30

    Peter S. Grant’s Resource for Copyright Board Practitioners and Watcher

    Peter S. Grant’s Resource for Copyright Board Practitioners and Watcher
    (mccarthy.ca)I occasionally do book reviews when I come across or am given a review copy of something that is useful, interesting and makes a positive contribution to the IP literature – either in an academic or practical way, or…
Rank this Week: 647

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: 2763

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: 1040

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: 531

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: 1380

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: 2635

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: 3120

'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: 3417

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: 2454

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: 1846

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: 551

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: 2018

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: 1366

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: 1419

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

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

http://harvardlaw74.com
Rank this Week: 2313

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: 1842