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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
  • Feb 6

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-05

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-05
    Legal Cloud Computing Association Publish First Cloud Security Doctrine for Law Firms https://t.co/G4wOfeorFT -> Canada mustn’t walk away from ratifying TPP trade deal https://t.co/gmav6jYCxa -> The trouble with Jim Balsillie's…
  • Feb 5

    Intellectual property and the TPP: my Bloomberg interview

    Intellectual property and the TPP: my Bloomberg interview
    I was interviewed by Bloomberg TV yesterday on the topic of fears expressed over the intellectual property portions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. My interview on the TPP can be accessed below. For more detail, you can see my ope-ed in the…
  • Feb 5

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-04

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-02-04
    32% of Canadians support TPP trade deal but many uncertain, poll suggests https://t.co/jVvMHkjqb0 -> Chrystia Freeland signs Trans-Pacific Partnership deal in New Zealand https://t.co/SQ6Xxunpqs -> Fitness trackers put users’…
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Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 857

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Feb 5

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/05/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 02/05/16
    Copyright Works: Professional Authors Tell It as It Is — Read the personal experiences of authors from South Africa, Sudan, Panama, Canada, Australia, Malawi, and India in this booklet from the International Authors Forum. Sorry…
  • Jan 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/29/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/29/16
    White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages — The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, led by the USPTO and NTIA, released its anticipated White Paper on copyright policy yesterday, highlighting a…
  • Jan 22

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/22/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/22/16
    Penguin Random House Ebooks Now Licensed for Perpetual Access — Robert C. Maier, a member of the American Library Association’s Digital Content Working Group, has this to say about the benefits of licensing, “Though we…
Rank this Week: 1320

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Feb 5

    Website's HTML Code, But Not Look and Feel, Protectable by Copyright

    Website's HTML Code, But Not Look and Feel, Protectable by Copyright
    Media.net Advertising is an online contextual-advertising provider.  Customers can use Media.net’s web based platform to create custom ads.  Media.net registered its copyrights for its Original Media.net Results Page and its…
  • Jan 22

    Hip-Hop Writer Didn't Hop to Bringing Copyright Infringement Suit

    Hip-Hop Writer Didn't Hop to Bringing Copyright Infringement Suit
    Tyrone Simmons is a hip-hop music writer and performer.  In February 2006, Simmons bought an exclusive license to use a particular beat from hip-hop producer William C. Stanberry, Jr.  Although Stanberry granted an exclusive license…
  • Jan 15

    Who's on First? Copyright Infringement Question as Tangled as the Routine

    Who's on First? Copyright Infringement Question as Tangled as the Routine
    The creators of the dark comedy play Hand to God included in their play dialogue from Who’s on First?, the iconic comedy routine created by Abbott and Costello.  Abbott and Costello's heirs sued Kevin McCollum and others involved…
Rank this Week: 840

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Star Wars: Good or bad for movie myth-making?

    Star Wars: Good or bad for movie myth-making?
    Software aside, copyright protection is seldom viewed as a means for acquiring market leadership in content-creation industries. Truth be told, the treatment of such a clearly functional creation as software as a literary work has always…
  • Feb 4

    Can GIFs infringe copyright? In Europe the answer is potentially 'yes'

    Can GIFs infringe copyright? In Europe the answer is potentially 'yes'
    Facebook GIF buttonThanks to Katfriend and scholar Martin Husovec (Tilburg University) this Kat has become aware that, after Facebook, also Twitter is on the move to introduce a dedicated GIF button (although for the moment it is only testing…
  • Feb 4

    Katcall for new positions in the IPKat team

    Katcall for new positions in the IPKat team
    The IPKat is pleased to announce a new and exciting opportunity for aspiring community bloggers!  Considering the running of the IPKat blog in the future, the IPKat team is proposing to create a new role, to be called "InternKat".The…
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techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Feb 4

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    fsco approves aviva's insurance offering for uberx drivers. interesting. h/t @thetastate https://t.co/ODX1hUzELG 2016-02-03 tattoo lawsuit raises some interesting copyright and moral rights issues. https://t.co/7cCkzKH6Jn 2016-02-04 [Click on…
  • Jan 28

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nsa chief endorses end-to-end encryption. guess they finally got the quantum computer working. https://t.co/kq2yHPrRvv 2016-01-22 supreme court of canada launches twitter acct. all future decisions to be 140 characters or less. h/t…
  • Jan 21

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    developer asserts that bitcoin will fail due to capacity limits and the intro of return by fee. somewhat worrisome. https://t.co/D4YZh8p403 2016-01-15 ms develops 152 layer neural net with computer assisted modelling optimization. i.e. it's…
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PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 284

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • Feb 4

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey on the effectiveness of the DMCA takedown provision for online infringements.  It takes only a few minutes. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and…
  • Feb 2

    Can You Afford An Attorney to Help You With Your Copyright Infringement Claim?

    Can You Afford An Attorney to Help You With Your Copyright Infringement Claim?
    You’ve discovered that you have been infringed, gathered the evidence, and are now deciding what to do next. As our blog post, “Help! I’ve Been Infringed” explains, you have options, one of which is to retain an…
  • Feb 1

    Copyright Office Comments Now To Be Filed Using regulations.gov

    Copyright Office Comments Now To Be Filed Using regulations.gov
    The United States Copyright Office is now using the federal government’s regulations.gov system for the submission and posting of public comments in its public proceedings, including the Office’s three recently initiated studies…
Rank this Week: 2652

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Feb 4

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy

    Survey on the DMCA Remedy for Online Piracy
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey on the effectiveness of the DMCA takedown provision for online infringements.  It takes only a few minutes. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and…
  • Feb 2

    Can You Afford An Attorney to Help You With Your Copyright Infringement Claim?

    Can You Afford An Attorney to Help You With Your Copyright Infringement Claim?
    You’ve discovered that you have been infringed, gathered the evidence, and are now deciding what to do next. As our blog post, “Help! I’ve Been Infringed” explains, you have options, one of which is to retain an…
  • Feb 1

    Copyright Office Comments Now To Be Filed Using regulations.gov

    Copyright Office Comments Now To Be Filed Using regulations.gov
    The United States Copyright Office is now using the federal government’s regulations.gov system for the submission and posting of public comments in its public proceedings, including the Office’s three recently initiated studies…
Rank this Week: 2186

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
  • Feb 4

    TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSION AND THE FASHION INDUSTRY – INSPIRATION OR MISAPPROPRIATION?

    TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSION AND THE FASHION INDUSTRY – INSPIRATION OR MISAPPROPRIATION?
    By Sara Balice and Giulia Zappaterra (Milan) It is not new that the fashion industry takes inspiration from the cultural heritage and traditional know-how of indigenous peoples and local communities.  A substantial number of fashion…
  • Feb 2

    FASHION MODELS – CROSSING A THIN LINE

    FASHION MODELS – CROSSING A THIN LINE
    By Ruth Hoy and Emily Leach (London) Social responsibility in the fashion industry is a hot topic.  Fashion brands need to be wary of scrutiny for creating aspirational advertising that can be perceived as socially irresponsible. …
  • Jan 28

    THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOCUSES ON THE E-COMMERCE SECTOR

    THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOCUSES ON THE E-COMMERCE SECTOR
    By Alexandra Kamerling and Marianna Kinsella (London) The European Commission has announced a competition law inquiry into the e-commerce sector in the context of a Digital Single Market strategy in the EU.  The Commission suspects that…
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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
  • Feb 4

    Court Finds Computer Program to Be a Work-for-Hire

    Court Finds Computer Program to Be a Work-for-Hire
    In a February 3, 2016 ruling, Judge Colleen McMahon declined to dismiss the plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim, finding that the defendant’s computing programming services under a written agreement constituted a…
  • Feb 3

    Court Denies Extraterritorial Appliation of Lanham Act

    Court Denies Extraterritorial Appliation of Lanham Act
    In a February 1, 2016 ruling, Judge Jed S. Rakoff issued a decision explaining his reasoning for the dismissal of the plaintiff’s trademark action seeking to find that the holder of a presumptively valid foreign trademark had abandoned…
  • Nov 30

    Court Permits Discovery of Foreign Sales of Infringing Goods Made in the United State

    Court Permits Discovery of Foreign Sales of Infringing Goods Made in the United State
    In a November 25, 2015 ruling, Judge Laura Taylor Swain permitted the plaintiff in this patent infringement action to seek discovery of the amount of the defendant's foreign sales of allegedly infringing goods manufactured in the United…
Rank this Week: 2462

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • Feb 4

    No Copyright Infringement Intended (Yeah Right)

    No Copyright Infringement Intended (Yeah Right)
    "No Copyright Infringement Intended" appears next to countless YouTube videos and other online works. However, it is a hollow disclaimer.  There is no pure heart and empty head defense to copyright infringement.  Copyright is what…
  • Feb 3

    The Law On "No Copyright Infringement Intended"

    The Law On "No Copyright Infringement Intended"
    "No Copyright Infringement Intended" appears next to countless YouTube videos and other online works. However, there is no pure heart and empty head defense to copyright infringement.   Copyright is what is known as a strict…
  • Dec 4

    Outside of a Dog # 4: Authors Experiencing a Slump in Earning

    Outside of a Dog # 4: Authors Experiencing a Slump in Earning
    Outside of a Dog is an irregular series that features publishing wisdom from a variety of classic and contemporary sources. As a lawyer, I'm fascinated by the economics and entrapments of publishing contracts and cases. "It is better to have…
Rank this Week: 1586

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!
    It’s not as if I’ve got a problem with DC Comics or something, but, well, here you go.  They’re just being like that!  And I’m just catching up with the fin-fendered fun.  First, per the…
  • Jan 25

    Joint trademark “ownership”: Tea for two?

    Joint trademark “ownership”: Tea for two?
    It’s been almost ten years ago since the March 2006 blog post, which got a bit of play as it turned out, in which I expressed a sentiment that seemed incomprehensible to me at the time and a decade later I will admit I…
  • Jan 18

    Clearly Not a Trademark

    Clearly Not a Trademark
    Originally posted 2012-01-31 00:01:06. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe glass is half-empty for Pennzoil. John Ottaviani, guest-blogging on Eric Goldman’s “Technology & Marketing Law Blog”, picked up a pretty…
Rank this Week: 122

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Feb 3

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Munich court rules in favor of YouTube in GEMA damages case A court in Munich has ruled that the online video service…
  • Jan 20

    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. Spotify hit by second US copyright infringement lawsuit Music subscription service Spotify is facing a second class…
  • Jan 6

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2016

    First issue of Music & Copyright for 2016
    A very Happy New Year from all of us at Music & Copyright. What better way of starting 2016 with a new issue. Here are some of the highlights. YouTube breathes easy as the PRS deal with SoundCloud means no safe harbor test UK…
Rank this Week: 1910

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 3

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability

    European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has revisited the issue of liability for Internet intermediaries in the case of Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Index.Hu v Hungary. This is the second time in less than…
  • Jan 30

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case

    California judge reaches decision in PETA’s monkey selfie case
    A judge in California has dismissed a copyright case brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), where the animal rights organisation claimed that it represented the monkey that took the famous selfie depicted above. The…
  • Jan 18

    The Century of the Self(ie)

    The Century of the Self(ie)
    In his great documentary The Century of the Self, Adam Curtis explores topics such as consumerism and social control of the masses, but at its heart it is an exploration of collectivism and individualism. It describes the second half of the…
Rank this Week: 1251

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Feb 3

    The Higher Regional Court in Munich decides that licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube

    The Higher Regional Court in Munich decides that licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube
    The Higher Regional Court Munich (OLG) decided yesterday that YouTube and its service cannot be called to account for any copyright infringements. Instead, the judges found that the sole responsibility lies with individual…
  • Feb 2

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Despite a $25 million rebuke by a federal jury in December for contributing to piracy on its Internet service, Music publisher BMG says that Cox Communications has not learned its lesson. BMG said Cox's network continues to be used by…
  • Feb 2

    PRS and PPL lauch a new joint venture for public peformance licensing

    PRS and PPL lauch a new joint venture for public peformance licensing
    In the United Kingdom, PRS for Music and Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) have confirmed that, following a strategic review commenced in 2015, the two companies plan to create a joint venture. The new company, jointly and equally owned…
Rank this Week: 1115

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 1

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16
      TAX LAWS FOR 2015-2016   Every year, taxes are added, removed, amended, extended, or expired. As experienced tax law attorneys, we know that one of the things that is more challenging to keep track of than tax changes is the…
  • Jan 20

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota
       Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota   So many of us want to change something (or everything) about our homes. Imagine you are finally able to remodel your home with all the upgrades required to…
  • Dec 23

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!
    The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 Has Passed   Last week, Congress approved and President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. Included in the Act, is a provision to permanently extend the…
Rank this Week: 2932

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

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

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
  • Dec 30

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?
    I had never heard of The Slants until the USPTO denied their trademark application seeking registration of their band name.  Applications can be denied if the USPTO deems a mark to be disparaging. I wouldn’t…
Rank this Week: 2702

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: 2534

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2763

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

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

    Blogging Gone Wrong

    Blogging Gone Wrong
    Blogging is all fun and games until you plagiarize someone else’s work. I’m sure we all learned this after our first research paper. For me it was 5th grade after Ms. Russo (RIP) handed back my research paper on Alcatraz.…
  • Nov 4

    Basic Copyright Questions Answered

    Basic Copyright Questions Answered
    The answers to the following questions should be read as preparatory rather than as definitive. What works are protected? What works are not protected by copyright? What is copyright registration? When is a work protected by copyright? How…
  • Oct 21

    The Six Steps to a Patent Search

    The Six Steps to a Patent Search
    The 6 Step Process to conduct your own preliminary patent search: Keywords: Before I begin my search I must make a through and detailed list of keywords that will best describe my invention. Keywords will include different…
Rank this Week: 1562

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 27

    Invasion of Privacy tort continues to develop

    Invasion of Privacy tort continues to develop
    In Ontario, conventional wisdom was that invasion of privacy was not something you could sue for.  But that is changing, as evidenced by a just released decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice called Jane Doe 464533. That…
  • Jan 13

    Update to Internet Explorer 11 now for security

    Update to Internet Explorer 11 now for security
    Microsoft has just ended support for Internet Explorer versions 10 and earlier.  That means Microsoft will no longer provide security patches, which makes them risky to use from a security perspective. Anyone still using those versions…
  • Jan 6

    CES 2016

    CES 2016
    The annual Consumer Electronics Show is now underway in Las Vegas – where tech companies show off their latest and greatest.  Popular themes this year include drones, internet of things, and cars.   And of course TVs.  LG…
Rank this Week: 1700

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 609

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Jan 16

    Czech translation of our most popular article, "The Promise of a Post-Copyright World".

    Czech translation of our most popular article, "The Promise of a Post-Copyright World".
    By far the most popular article on this site (over half a million views now and counting) is The Surprising History of Copyright and the Promise of a Post-Copyright World.  Courtesy of Antonín Houska, it is now available in Czech…
  • Nov 22

    Copyright Is Brain Damage, Freedom of Speech Begins at Home: Nina Paley Speaks at TEDxMaastricht.

    Copyright Is Brain Damage, Freedom of Speech Begins at Home: Nina Paley Speaks at TEDxMaastricht.
    This 18-minute talk is by far the best explanation I've seen yet of why you should question copyright. In the last few years, I've watched QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley refine her message about the harm of copyright and permission…
  • Sep 2

    Elevating to the Public Domain

    Elevating to the Public Domain
    We were talking with reader Noel Taylor about the "Happy Birthday" song case and he made an interesting suggestion: Instead of say that a work has "fallen into" the public domain or "lapsed into" the public domain, why not say that the work…
Rank this Week: 2028

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    An itemised phone bill like none ever seen

    An itemised phone bill like none ever seen
    [Adapted from my evidence (PDF) to the Joint Parliamentary Committee scrutinising the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill]Mandatory retention of Internet Connection Records - destination IP address, service name (e.g. Facebook or…
  • Jan 2

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2016

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2016
    A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2016. Some topics are perennial (see 2015 and 2014), some are new.EU copyright reform In December 2015 the European Commission published, as part of…
  • Dec 23

    #IPBill Christmas Quiz

    #IPBill Christmas Quiz
    Now that everyone has sent in their submissions to the Joint Parliamentary Committee scrutinising the draft Investigatory Powers Bill, here is a little Christmas quiz to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms. For most of the questions you need…
Rank this Week: 3620

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

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

    3 Count: Tale of Two Artist

    3 Count: Tale of Two Artist
    Artist loses lawsuit over Starbucks campaign, artist lawsuit against Moschino over gala dress moves ahead and Twitter sued again over DMCA compliance.
  • Jan 14

    3 Count: Proxy War

    3 Count: Proxy War
    Mike Huckabee responds to Eye of the Tiger lawsuit, Netflix says it will start blocking proxies and more copyright trouble for the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Jan 13

    Copyright and the First Super Bowl

    Copyright and the First Super Bowl
    The first Super Bowl was though to be lost to history. But when a man with a taped copy came forward, he ran into some unique copyright challenges.
Rank this Week: 799

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: 2642

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    Common Questions – What’s Involved in Registering a US Trademark?

    Common Questions – What’s Involved in Registering a US Trademark?
    So, you’ve decided to launch a brand name in the U.S. and are contemplating registering it in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“PTO”). What can you expect? Not every application is the same, so there will be…
  • Oct 16

    California Enacts Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA)

    California Enacts Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA)
    “For what logical reason should a handwritten letter stored in a desk drawer enjoy more protection from warrantless government surveillance than an email sent to a colleague or a text message to a loved one?” On October 8, 2015,…
  • Aug 18

    Copyrighting Software? Don’t Rely on Screenshots Alone!

    Copyrighting Software? Don’t Rely on Screenshots Alone!
    In a recent decision, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a copyright application solely directed to screen shots generated from a software program was insufficient to establish copyright rights in the software as a whole,…
Rank this Week: 2956

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1186

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    Court Sets Holiday Hour

    Court Sets Holiday Hour
    The Northern District and the Seventh Circuit have altered their hours of operation for the holidays.  Both courts will be closed on: December 24, 2015; December 25, 2015; and January 1, 2016 The courts will also close at 3:00 pm on…
  • Dec 16

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed
    Galvin v. Ill. Republican Party, No. 14 C 10490, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 20, 2015) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel dismissed plaintiff’s remaining state law claims for appropriation of image, false light, defamation and civil conspiracy for…
  • Dec 14

    Temporal Overlap Not Required for Joinder of Bit Torrent Doe

    Temporal Overlap Not Required for Joinder of Bit Torrent Doe
    Cobbler Nevada, LLC v. Does 1-38, No. 15 C 5283, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 23, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Doe 38’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 20 motion to dismiss Does 2-38 for improper joinder in this BitTorrent copyright case…
Rank this Week: 202

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 2344

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Dec 8

    Before I Go watch this film, tell me: is it worth the time?

    Before I Go watch this film, tell me: is it worth the time?
    Before I Go Productions, Inc., the owner of rights to the 2014 Nicole Kidman thriller Before I Go to Sleep, has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in federal court in Oregon.  This appears to be the first such lawsuit…
  • Dec 3

    Dish Network Sues Does in Texas For Streaming Arabic Language TV

    Dish Network Sues Does in Texas For Streaming Arabic Language TV
    Dish Network, LLC has filed a copyright lawsuit in Texas against 5 Doe parties accused of unlawfully “re-transmitting” certain Arabic-language television programming. Dish Network is a Colorado-based company that provides TV…
  • Nov 30

    Voltage Pictures Affiliate Clear Skies Nevada Drops Bombs in Oregon over “Good Kill”

    Voltage Pictures Affiliate Clear Skies Nevada Drops Bombs in Oregon over “Good Kill”
    This month saw the first Pacific Northwest BitTorrent copyright lawsuits filed in Oregon by Clear Skies Nevada, LLC, which owns the rights to the 2014 film Good Kill. This film concerns a military drone pilot (played by…
Rank this Week: 2040

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/
  • Dec 2

    Minimizing the damages of health care data breache

    Minimizing the damages of health care data breache
    Our colleagues over at Antitrust Law Source recently published a podcast on the inevitable health care data breach and how you can lessen the damages. Some key issues include: when to review data security policies, how to prepare for a…
  • Sep 23

    PETA sues on behalf of selfie monkey

    PETA sues on behalf of selfie monkey
    Remember the dispute of copyright ownership over a selfie taken by a macaque in 2011? I wrote about it earlier this year when the owner of the camera that was used to take this shot sued Blurb, Inc., for unauthorized use of copyright. Well,…
  • Jul 28

    OSHA Nano-Workplace Factsheet

    OSHA Nano-Workplace Factsheet
    OSHA’s factsheet for working safely nanomaterials in the workplace suggests including the following basics in worker training and instruction: • Identification of nanomaterials the employer uses and the processes in which they are…
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Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

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

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
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Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Analyzes current developments in copyright law, including case law, legislation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, pretrial and trial procedure, and Copyright Office practice. By Naomi Jane Gray.

http://www.shadesofgraylaw.com/
  • Nov 13

    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité

    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité
    Nous sommes tous Parisiens. The post Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité appeared first on Shades of Gray.
  • Oct 8

    Take a Deep BreathNinth Circuit Affirms Yoga Sequence Uncopyrightable

    Take a Deep BreathNinth Circuit Affirms Yoga Sequence Uncopyrightable
    This morning, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling in the Bikram yoga case, affirming that a yoga sequence is an uncopyrightable system or method. The plaintiff had obtained a copyright registration for a book in which…
  • Sep 23

    “Holy copyright law, Batman!”Court affirms Batmobile is copyrightable

    “Holy copyright law, Batman!”Court affirms Batmobile is copyrightable
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed that the Batmobile is copyrightable and that an individual who made and sold replicas of it is liable for infringement. The post “Holy copyright law, Batman!”Court affirms Batmobile…
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Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 9

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain

    NASA Bulking Up Public Domain
    A brief happy moment in my morning: NASA has put onto Flikr thousands of photos from the "Project Apollo Archive. They are organized into albums by Apollo mission numbers and include hundreds of images never before seen by the public. All…
  • Oct 3

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York

    Un/Fair Use Event at CfA New York
    The MIT Architecture School (of which I am, technically, a graduate) is collaborating on an exhibition on the topic of copying and copyright in architecture. Called Un/Fair Use the event opened last month and runs until January 2, 2016 at…
  • Sep 25

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday

    Happy Not-Copyrighted Birthday
    A couple days back, District Judge George H. King agreed that the song "Happy Birthday to You" - specifically the lyrics of the song - were not copyrighted. It's been clear for some time that the melody, originally sung as "Good Morning to…
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Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
  • Jul 8

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion
    In a recent decision in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, in Malibu Media v. Doe, 15 CV 4369 AKH, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has denied Malibu Media's ex parte motion for permission to serve a subpoena on the internet service…
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
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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/
  • Sep 25

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing

    Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket filing
    Justia has made the full docket of legal filings in the Happy Birthday case available for free online at https://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/cacdce/2:2013cv04460/564772 The post Happy Birthday – ruling plus full court docket…
  • 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…
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Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Sep 23

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

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

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

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

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise
    TweetPeter W. Martin, a professor at Cornell Law School, has just posted Possible Futures for the Legal Treatise in an Environment of Wikis, Blogs, and Myriad Online Primary Law Sources to SSRN. (Great subject!) Here’s the abstract:…
  • May 31

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging
    TweetJennifer Murphy Romig of Emory University School of Law has posted to SSRN her paper, Legal Blogging and the Rhetorical Genre of Public Legal Writing. The paper is forthcoming in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Here is the…
  • Dec 31

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker
    TweetA new report from the Pew Research Internet Project focuses on technology and workers. The first-listed key finding of the report is this: “Email and the internet are deemed the most important communications and information tools…
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Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Aug 31

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration
    After riding down an escalator into a room full of people waving banners with name, Donald Trump announced his campaign for Presidency by taking the stage to “Rockin’ in the Free World.”  Welcome to…
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
  • May 14

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
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In Between Cases

In Between Cases

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

http://harvardlaw74.com
  • Jul 27

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  • May 10

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client

    Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Client
    Teaser Article Quote: “While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter…
  • Mar 23

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage

    Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damage
    “There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn.…
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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
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

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

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jun 15

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal
    The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media has a mission to personalize healthcare by using social media. Crazy – you say? By following best practices, healthcare providers can share their stories. True – covered entities and their…
  • Feb 12

    To understanding the copyright protections of pre-1972 sound recordings you have to Keep on Truckin’ with Hot Tuna and the sounds of the 60

    To understanding the copyright protections of pre-1972 sound recordings you have to Keep on Truckin’ with Hot Tuna and the sounds of the 60
    Do music streaming services need to pay royalties to play classic rock? It’s actually an open question. Some services have refused to pay performance royalties for all pre-1972 recordings. For many years, a false rumor persisted that…
  • Feb 4

    An Economic Turn for the Better: USPTO Lowers Trademark Fee

    An Economic Turn for the Better: USPTO Lowers Trademark Fee
    The cost of filing and maintaining federal trademark registrations with the USPTO just got lower.  On January 17, 2015, the PTO announced a $50 per class reduction in initial filing fees for trademark applications filed under the…
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