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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
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 73

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 88

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: 234

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 20

    Design patents at the Supreme Court: A picture is worth…

    Design patents at the Supreme Court: A picture is worth…
    D 593,087   FOUR HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS…Or maybe the three pictures on this page are worth that much?                                    …
  • May 19

    Lori Drew and you

    Lori Drew and you
    Originally posted 2008-11-30 13:48:34. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWe’ve written a sort of roundup touching on some of the issues implicated by the Lori Drew “MySpace suicide” prosecution and verdict over at the Media…
  • May 19

    When Will The Law Catch Up To Self-Driving Cars? [Infographic]

    When Will The Law Catch Up To Self-Driving Cars? [Infographic]
    Self-driving cars seem like a good idea- you can concentrate on other things, they take human error out of the equation, and they appear to be much safer. But are they even legal? There are many places throughout the United States where there…
Rank this Week: 233

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • May 25

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 253, April 29, my interview with Prof. Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information, on the Authors Alliance. Pam needs little introduction to Hearsay Culture listeners given…
  • May 22

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!
    I’ve been reticent to add Hearsay Culture to ad-based content providers (because they place advertisements in and around the show). Nonetheless, in the interest of reaching the widest possible audience under current budget circumstances…
  • May 21

    Show # 252 — Ben Peters on the history of the failed Soviet Internet — posted

    Show # 252 — Ben Peters on the history of the failed Soviet Internet — posted
    Get ready for one of my common (but not yet patented — too abstract?) barrages of new shows over the next few days. That’s what weekends are for — catching up on Hearsay Culture postings! So,to quote XTC —…
Rank this Week: 384

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • May 25

    Copyright Exceptions event tomorrow night

    Copyright Exceptions event tomorrow night
    AIPPI UK has an event tomorrow evening with the fantastic title of "Copyright exceptions: Small Islands in the (c) of Rights".The illustrious guest speaker is Professor Lionel Bently talking about copyright exceptions.  This is the…
  • May 19

    The CopyKat

    The CopyKat
    Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda has got herself into a bit of a pickle after a tweet on World Intellectual Property Day saying that she was “trying to read Anne Frank’s Diary” but couldn’t because of the EU copyright term.…
  • May 9

    Copyright Education and Awareness Symposium

    Copyright Education and Awareness Symposium
    One of the symposium panellists From 1709 Blog friend Nic Fearon-Low (UK Intellectual Property Office) comes the news of a forthcoming event that looks fairly interesting.Here's what Nic writes:"What would bring together representatives…
Rank this Week: 2371

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • May 25

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-24
    Google ruling puts Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law back in focus https://t.co/5t4y7nAFd7 -> Huge Oracle-Google legal battle over Java is now in the jury's hands https://t.co/5Sgf3s363f -> Pirate Bay's Domain…
  • May 24

    Privacy injunctions in the age of the Internet and social media: PJS v News Group Newspaper

    Privacy injunctions in the age of the Internet and social media: PJS v News Group Newspaper
    You’re a celebrity and had a threesome. Your partner wasn’t one of them. You want the affair to remain private. You go to court and get an interim injunction. It prevents the English press from publishing the tawdry details…
  • May 24

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-23

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-23
    PPCA, Foxtel, and s.154(1) https://t.co/aSb90nwnsS -> Celebrity threesome injunction: Twitter issues warning to users naming couple | via @telegraphnews https://t.co/E4kdVqCrW5 -> Celebrity threesome injunction: Top judges rule…
Rank this Week: 2421

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • May 25

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Indonesia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Just how big is recorded music streaming going to be? In a fairly short space of time, music streaming has become the…
  • May 11

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Germany country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. ASCAP collections top $1bn for the second consecutive year US performing rights organization ASCAP has reported a new…
  • Apr 28

    WMG makes biggest recorded music market share gains of 2015; indies cement publishing lead

    WMG makes biggest recorded music market share gains of 2015; indies cement publishing lead
    The annual survey by Ovum publication Music & Copyright of the recorded music and music publishing sectors has revealed changes in global market share for the three major music groups and the independent sector. Recorded music leader UMG…
Rank this Week: 4473

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • May 24

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest
    The Tahoe National Forest is a beautiful area of the world, so it’s natural for photographers to document it. The Tahoe National Forest Service (“TNFS”) is looking to capitalize on that desire by running a photo contest to…
  • May 18

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.
    17 USC 504(c)(2) of the Copyright Act provides: In a case where the infringer sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that such infringer was not aware and had no reason to believe that his or her acts constituted an…
  • May 16

    Copyright Alliance Survey on Government Uses of Copyrighted Work

    Copyright Alliance Survey on Government Uses of Copyrighted Work
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey “where a state-owned entity (e.g., government agency, state university, etc.) infringed copyrights.” Please complete the short survey to share your experiences. Check Photo…
Rank this Week: 4499

Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

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

http://www.photoattorney.com/
  • May 24

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest

    YIKES! Photos Go Into Public Domain for Entering Photo Contest
    The Tahoe National Forest is a beautiful area of the world, so it’s natural for photographers to document it. The Tahoe National Forest Service (“TNFS”) is looking to capitalize on that desire by running a photo contest to…
  • May 18

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.

    $200 for Innocent Infringement? Not so fast.
    17 USC 504(c)(2) of the Copyright Act provides: In a case where the infringer sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that such infringer was not aware and had no reason to believe that his or her acts constituted an…
  • May 16

    Copyright Alliance Survey on Government Uses of Copyrighted Work

    Copyright Alliance Survey on Government Uses of Copyrighted Work
    The Copyright Alliance is conducting a survey “where a state-owned entity (e.g., government agency, state university, etc.) infringed copyrights.” Please complete the short survey to share your experiences. Check Photo…
Rank this Week: 2751

Re:Marks on Copyright and…

Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark

By DLA Piper.

http://www.remarksblog.com
Rank this Week: 3766

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/
  • May 23

    Copyright & Vocals: Can An Employer Put An Employee's Voice In A Video Game?

    Copyright & Vocals: Can An Employer Put An Employee's Voice In A Video Game?
    In Lewis v. Activision Blizzard, Inc., --- Fed. Appx. ---- (December 18, 2015) dealt with the question of whether voiceover "baby murloc" recordings made by an employee of Blizzard Entertainment were "works for hire" under the Copyright…
  • May 19

    Copyright & Music: Proving Infringement With Indirect Evidence

    Copyright & Music: Proving Infringement With Indirect Evidence
    In Guzman v. Hacienda Records and Recording Studio, Inc.,  -- F.3d --- (December 14, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit had the opportunity to listen to some Tejano music.Guzman, the writer of the music and…
  • May 16

    Killer Copyright Trolls: Can't The Jane Does Of The World Make Them Pay?

    Killer Copyright Trolls: Can't The Jane Does Of The World Make Them Pay?
     If someone sues you for a copyright infringement you didn't commit and the case gets dismissed, shouldn't you get your attorneys fees?  In Killer Joe Nevada LLC v. Does 1-20, 807 F.3d 908 (8th Circuit 2015), the United States Court…
Rank this Week: 1235

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/
  • May 20

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back

    Monkey Business at the Ninth CircuitThe Monkey Selfie Strikes Back
    I previously blogged about my favorite copyright dispute of all time, the infamous Monkey Selfie, here and here.  As  a quick refresher, British photographer David Slater traveled to Indonesia to photograph macaque monkeys.  He…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4476

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • May 20

    Simon & Schuster Hit with eBook Royalties Class Action

    Simon & Schuster Hit with eBook Royalties Class Action
    A book is a book, except when it comes to eBook royalties. That's the premise of a class action lawsuit filed on Thursday, May 19, 2016, in New York Supreme Court by class representative  Sheldon P. Blau, MD.   …
  • Feb 22

    When Don't I Need to Ask Permission?

    When Don't I Need to Ask Permission?
    You hate clearing permissions.  After all, clearing rights is time consuming and expensive.  However, if you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may not need to seek permission, since no copyright…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2681

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: 1584

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 4427

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

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

    No Such Thing as Unintentionally Giving Up a Copyright Termination Right

    No Such Thing as Unintentionally Giving Up a Copyright Termination Right
    Albert Brumley wrote the gospel song, “I’ll Fly Away,” in the late 1920’s.  The music publishing company he sold his song to registered the copyright in 1932.  Albert later purchased the music publishing…
  • May 6

    Circuit Split on Video Privacy Protection for Smart Device Free App User

    Circuit Split on Video Privacy Protection for Smart Device Free App User
    Alexander Yershov sued Gannett, owner of USA Today, for Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) violations.  Yershov alleged that the USA Today Mobile App he downloaded and installed on his Android device collected and sent his personally…
  • Apr 29

    Independent Contractor Content Providers Ruled DMCA Safe Harbor User

    Independent Contractor Content Providers Ruled DMCA Safe Harbor User
    BWP Media owns the rights to a number of celebrity photographs.  BWP sued Clarity Digital Group (n/k/a/ AXS) for copyright infringement when 75 of BWP’s photos appeared without BWP’s permission on Examiner.com, a website…
Rank this Week: 2800

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • May 19

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    google open sources parsing engine named parsey mcparseface. well done google, well done indeed. https://t.co/Hf5vBlTUgR h/t @privacylawyer 2016-05-14 students develop breathalyzer for lung cancer. instant and 10x more accurate than CT scans.…
  • May 19

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    google open sources parsing engine named parsey mcparseface. well done google, well done indeed. https://t.co/Hf5vBlTUgR h/t @privacylawyer 2016-05-14 students develop breathalyzer for lung cancer. instant and 10x more accurate than CT scans.…
  • May 12

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    lyft & gm plan to test self-driving taxis within a year. https://t.co/6nygP4sjcA 2016-05-09 google cuts off virus data to companies who don't contribute. tragedy of the commons, illustrated. https://t.co/MyCslV7xQX 2016-05-10 us law firm…
Rank this Week: 4584

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/
  • May 18

    Is So! Software is Patent Eligible. Maybe Diagnostics Too. Enfish v. Microsoft

    Is So! Software is Patent Eligible. Maybe Diagnostics Too. Enfish v. Microsoft
    By: Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D and Joshua Hamberger A spate of cases over the last few years shifted the law of patent eligible subject matter and were widely viewed as... read more
  • Mar 4

    You Are Unreasonable

    You Are Unreasonable
    By: Danielle N. Gross, Ph.D. and Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D. During proceedings before the USPTO, including patent application examination or inter partes review (IPR), claims must be given their broadest... read more
  • Sep 8

    Excellent Resolution for Your University Concern

    Excellent Resolution for Your University Concern
    Service – the group securing academic assistance. Our professionals provide a top grade helping to students in every country. Our writers are proud of a rich expertness in selling of... read more
Rank this Week: 2497

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • May 18

    Emerging tech – potentially awesome and a privacy quagmire

    Emerging tech – potentially awesome and a privacy quagmire
    I attended an event last night where Duncan Stewart of Deloitte talked about their TMT predictions for 2016. It reinforced for me that the future of tech and what it will do for us is potentially awesome.  But also at the same time the…
  • May 4

    Enemy of the State – still topical

    Enemy of the State – still topical
    I recently watched the 1998 movie Enemy of the State .  It is a spy thriller about a lawyer being smeared by politicians because they believe he has information that can implicate them in criminal matters – the murder of a…
  • Apr 6

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder
    The Panama papers revelations are worth pondering on many levels. (This Wired article is a good summary.) My first reaction to the high level tax evasion and corruption allegations was to blanch at the thought that someone had basically given…
Rank this Week: 2194

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
  • May 18

    Copyright & the struggle against Google New

    Copyright & the struggle against Google New
    Could copyright put an end to the challenges the news industry faces while it tries to manage its position on the Internet? This question lay at the heart of the conference “Copyright, Related Rights and the news”, organised by…
  • May 16

    The Google Books Project is Lawful

    The Google Books Project is Lawful
    The saga over the legality of the Google Books project finally came to an end on April 18, 2016, when the Supreme Court of the US refused to intervene in the case over alleged copyright infringement for scanning millions of books and making…
  • May 13

    UK: England And Wales Cricket Board Ltd & Anor v. Tixdaq Ltd & Anor, High Court of England and Wales, Chancery Division, HC-2015-002993, 18 March 2016

    UK: England And Wales Cricket Board Ltd & Anor v. Tixdaq Ltd & Anor, High Court of England and Wales, Chancery Division, HC-2015-002993, 18 March 2016
    The court held that the operators of a website and mobile applications had infringed the claimants’ copyright in TV broadcasts and films of cricket matches by allowing users to upload, view and share short clips of cricket match…
Rank this Week: 2678

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
  • May 9

    New country of origin food labeling system

    New country of origin food labeling system
    The Times, They Are A Changin’: From 1 July 2016, new country of origin labeling requirements will become a reality in Australia, with a new food labeling system commencing under the Australian Consumer Law. Both consumers and…
  • May 9

    Socially responsible advertising

    Socially responsible advertising
    On April 6, 2016, the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority considered a complaint made against Guccio Gucci SpA regarding a video, which originally appeared on the website at www.thetimes.co.uk. The advert featured several models…
Rank this Week: 1772

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • May 17

    Can you copyright a recipe?

    Can you copyright a recipe?
    The BBC has announced that it will drop its online website for recipes in an effort to generate savings. This has raised quite a few eyebrows, with the hashtag #bbcrecipes currently the top UK trending topic on Twitter. This has prompted a…
  • May 12

    Can HBO use copyright to remove Game of Thrones spoiler videos?

    Can HBO use copyright to remove Game of Thrones spoiler videos?
    A very interesting case has been developing this week to highlight several issues surrounding the DMCA take-down procedure, and the protection of copyright story elements such as plot, story and dialogue. The case involves the YouTube channel…
  • Apr 30

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?
    There has been a disturbance in the Force, have you felt it? Wait, wrong franchise. To Boldly Go Where No Copyright Suit Has Gone Before! Yes, Qapla’ ! Occasionally there are cases that seem to be tailor-made for legal geeks: Naruto v…
Rank this Week: 2175

Les Actifs creatifs

Les Actifs creatifs

Covers legal and commercial developments affecting all forms of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright law, branding and advertising, trade dress and trade secrets. By Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.

http://www.actifscreatifs.com/
  • May 15

    Le statut de petite entité et de micro entité aux États-Uni

    Le statut de petite entité et de micro entité aux États-Uni
    Cet article se veut un second billet d’une série de deux billets sur le statut de petite entité. Le premier billet de cette courte série portait sur le statut de petite entité au Canada tandis que le…
  • May 12

    Affichage commercial en français – changements à venir pour les entreprise

    Affichage commercial en français – changements à venir pour les entreprise
    Le 3 mai dernier, le gouvernement du Québec annonçait les mesures qu’il prévoit adopter afin d’assurer une « présence suffisante » de la langue française au niveau de…
  • May 5

    Des examinateurs européens en ville

    Des examinateurs européens en ville
    Les praticiens en brevet sont souvent frustrés par l’Office européen des brevets, à cause de différences fondamentales importantes entre le droit des brevets nord-américain et celui…
Rank this Week: 1773

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • May 14

    Costner Flick “Criminal” Implants BitTorrent Suits in Oregon Federal Court

    Costner Flick “Criminal” Implants BitTorrent Suits in Oregon Federal Court
    Criminal Productions, Inc., which holds copyrights to the action flick Criminal, has filed BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  These are the first such lawsuits in the…
  • Apr 28

    “London Has Fallen” Brings BitTorrent Suit Game to Seattle Federal Court

    “London Has Fallen” Brings BitTorrent Suit Game to Seattle Federal Court
    Two new copyright suits were lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington by LHF Productions, Inc.  LHF holds copyrights to the action flick London Has Fallen, featuring Gerard Butler, Morgan…
  • Apr 28

    Nevada BitTorrent Lawsuit Campaign Expands with Additional Title

    Nevada BitTorrent Lawsuit Campaign Expands with Additional Title
    Two notorious BitTorrent troll plaintiffs have enlarged their operations to include suits against over 100 “Doe” defendants in the U.S. District Court of the District of Nevada. Two cases were filed by QOTD Film Investment Ltd.,…
Rank this Week: 1497

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • May 13

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/13/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/13/16
    New Research Debunks Myth That Piracy Site Blocking Does Not Work — “The trio studied the effects on consumer behavior of the court-ordered blocking of 53 piracy websites in the U.K. in November 2014. Their research paper released…
  • May 6

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/06/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 05/06/16
    Google Image Search and the Misappropriation of Copyrighted Images — In 2013, Google changed its image search function from displaying low resolution thumbnails in its results to offering full size, high resolution versions of the…
  • Apr 29

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/29/16

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/29/16
    Re: World IP Day — A must-watch video from HITRECORD and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. US Congress to look for areas of consensus on copyright law — At a World IP Day event organized by the US Copyright Office and the Copyright Alliance,…
Rank this Week: 4459

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • May 12

    The passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act creates important considerations for trade secret plaintiff

    The passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act creates important considerations for trade secret plaintiff
    While patent, trademark, and copyright cases have had a place in federal law and a home in federal court, trade secret law has been relegated to the jurisdiction of state courts. Until now. With the passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of…
  • May 3

    Porter Wright announces the 2016 Technology Seminar Serie

    Porter Wright announces the 2016 Technology Seminar Serie
    Porter Wright continues its tradition of providing cutting-edge information about how technology affects your business with the 2016 Technology Seminar Series, beginning  May 18. This year’s sessions are: May 18: Big Data, Data…
  • Apr 20

    Recent executive action and anticipated impact

    Recent executive action and anticipated impact
    Companies across industries – from tech to transportation – should be paying careful attention to Friday’s executive action signed by President Obama. Our colleague at Antitrust Law Source, Chris Yook, wrote an…
Rank this Week: 2293

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • May 4

    Why Should You Beware of Patent Trolls?

    Why Should You Beware of Patent Trolls?
    The United States has reached an all new high of Patent Troll cases in 2015. This past year has been the biggest year ever for patent lawsuits with 68% of them filed by trolls. Patent Trolls use patents as legal weapon rather than actually…
  • Apr 11

    Inventors answer important questions when filing a patent

    Inventors answer important questions when filing a patent
    Inventors, Tom and Claudia Salerno of Safe to Grow and creators of “Chair Locks” answer important questions that relate to every inventor when looking to patent. •What is the name of business and where are you located? Safe…
  • Mar 23

    The Truth Behind Patenting an Invention

    The Truth Behind Patenting an Invention
    Inventor and President of jWAY Games Juliana Curtis has designed a board game that puts a new twist on the traditional hopscotch. The easy to assemble and fun game allows kids six years of age and older to improve their motor skills. jWAY is…
Rank this Week: 4803

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 29

    3 Count: Useless Article

    3 Count: Useless Article
    US Trade Representative releases Special 301 report, YouTube announced Content ID improvements and there's no Klingon word for copyright... The post 3 Count: Useless Articles appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 28

    3 Count: White Royal Wedding

    3 Count: White Royal Wedding
    Fashion designer sues over dress at royal wedding, Getty Images claims Google Image Search promotes piracy and Goodlatte talks copyright reform. The post 3 Count: White Royal Wedding appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 27

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Walton

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Walton
    The Waltons was never a show to shy away from difficult topics, so when it tackled the issue of plagiarism, it did so with both complexity and humanity. The post Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Waltons appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 932

A Copyfighter's Musings

A Copyfighter's Musings

Discuss current copyright/internet law issues. By Derek Slater.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings
  • Apr 25

    Takedown

    Takedown
    These days, I spend most of my work time here. The copyfighting lives on within the family, though.
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
Rank this Week: 391

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1245

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Future-proofing the Investigatory Powers Bill

    Future-proofing the Investigatory Powers Bill
    [Based on a presentation to BILETA 2016 on 11 April 2016]If we know one thing about the Investigatory Powers Bill, it must be future-proof. Legislation should, self-evidently, stand the test of time in the face of rapid technological change…
  • Apr 1

    An official announcement

    An official announcement
    The following official statement was issued this morning.“A temporary ceasefire has been agreed among combatants in the Semantic Wars.  A list of banned words and phrases has been drawn up including ‘Itemised Phone…
  • Mar 29

    Woe unto you, cryptographers!

    Woe unto you, cryptographers!
    A hitherto unknown translation of the Bible has been found in a Cheltenham safe deposit. So far it has been possible to decipher only a few verses:Matthew 7:16: "Ye shall know them by their metadata".Job 31:4: "Does not GCHQ see my ways,…
Rank this Week: 2375

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/
  • Apr 14

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?
      Just How Close is your Neighbor?     In a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision, the Court determined that a landowner, whose property was encroached-upon by a neighbor, was entitled to numerous types of costly damages…
  • Mar 31

    Responding to Federal Housing-Bias Complaints: What You Need To Know

    Responding to Federal Housing-Bias Complaints: What You Need To Know
      Responding to Federal Housing-bias Complaints   Imagine this typical situation. A person who owns a couple of rental properties on the side, calls a property law attorney in a tizzy: she has just received a complaint from the U.S.…
  • Mar 31

    Trademark Law: Trademarks in an Evolving Social Media Marketplace

    Trademark Law: Trademarks in an Evolving Social Media Marketplace
      Trademark Law and Social Media   Bernick Lifson attorney Betsy Butwin has published an article in the Mitchellhamline inttelectual property law journal Cybaris. The article covers issues related to trademark law in the ever…
Rank this Week: 1796

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
  • Apr 14

    Court Finds Registration of Domain Name Not Use in Commerce of a Trademark

    Court Finds Registration of Domain Name Not Use in Commerce of a Trademark
    In an April 12, 2016 ruling, Judge John G. Koetl ruled that a party’s registration of a domain name was not considered the use of a trademark in commerce, and so the party that actually first used the mark in commerce in connection with…
  • Mar 17

    Court Upholds Sufficiency of Patent Infringement Complaint Under Iqbal

    Court Upholds Sufficiency of Patent Infringement Complaint Under Iqbal
    In a March 16, 2016 ruling, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin denied the defendant's motion to dismiss a complaint alleging willful direct, induced and contributory infringement. Applying the Iqbal standard for all three types of infringement, Judge…
  • Mar 4

    Court Denies Stay Pending PTAB's Consideration of Petition to Institute IPR

    Court Denies Stay Pending PTAB's Consideration of Petition to Institute IPR
    In a March 3, 2016 ruling, Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied the defendant's motion for a stay of the plaintiff's patent infringement claims pending the PTAB's decision on whether to institute an IPR.  The deciding factor in the Court's…
Rank this Week: 1572

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
Rank this Week: 3068

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Apr 5

    No statutory damages in online copyright case where infringement continued after copyright registration

    No statutory damages in online copyright case where infringement continued after copyright registration
    If a copyright infringement begins before the plaintiff registers its copyright, and continues after the date of registration, can the plaintiff recover its attorney’s fees and statutory damages for the infringement that occurs after…
  • Apr 3

    Website operator not liable for copyright infringement despite lack of DMCA safe harbor protection

    Website operator not liable for copyright infringement despite lack of DMCA safe harbor protection
    Online platforms that allow user-generated content should take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which protect the platform in the event of a third party claim of copyright infringement…
  • Mar 19

    Court holds browsewrap agreement not enforceable

    Court holds browsewrap agreement not enforceable
    Plaintiff filed a consumer fraud class action lawsuit against defendant, the operator of an ecommerce website. Defendant moved to have the case heard by arbitration, arguing that the arbitration provision in its website’s terms of use…
Rank this Week: 2079

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

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

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Mar 23

    PETA Isn’t Monkeying Around With Copyright Ownership Right

    PETA Isn’t Monkeying Around With Copyright Ownership Right
    As we reported in a recent post, PETA lost its efforts, on behalf of Naruto the monkey, to secure his claim to copyright ownership of his “selfie” photograph. The district court judge held that the copyright law did not recognize…
  • Feb 24

    Monkey See, Monkey Sue Doesn’t Fly Under U.S. Copyright Law

    Monkey See, Monkey Sue Doesn’t Fly Under U.S. Copyright Law
    In August 2014, we posted about a copyright ownership dispute involving selfie photographs. The disputed selfie photographs were taken by a monkey named Naruto in Indonesia in 2011. The photography equipment used to take these internationally…
  • Jan 4

    Washington Redskins Haven’t Won Yet: Why the Constitutionality of Section 2(a) is Not Yet Final

    Washington Redskins Haven’t Won Yet: Why the Constitutionality of Section 2(a) is Not Yet Final
    What do Washington D.C.’s NFL team, the Redskins, and Mr. Tam’s rock band, The Slants, have in common? Both have enjoyed unexpected victories recently and both have been called “disparaging” by the Patent and Trademark…
Rank this Week: 3529

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 24

    No Reasonable Construction Would Save Plaintiff’s Patent Infringement Claim

    No Reasonable Construction Would Save Plaintiff’s Patent Infringement Claim
    Nalco Co. v. Chem-Mod, LLC, No. 14 C 2510, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 15, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah granted defendants’ motion to dismiss defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff Nalco’s Third Amended Complaint pursuant…
  • Feb 22

    Counterfeit Sales Warrant Statutory Damages, Permanent Injunction and Attorney’s Fee

    Counterfeit Sales Warrant Statutory Damages, Permanent Injunction and Attorney’s Fee
    Bulgari, S.P.A. V. Zou Xiaohong, No. 15 C 5148, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 15, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman granted in part plaintiff Bulgari’s motion for summary judgment of trademark infringement, a permanent injunction and its…
  • Feb 19

    Design Patent Functionality Decision is a Question of Law

    Design Patent Functionality Decision is a Question of Law
    Dyson, Inc. v. SharkNinja Operating LLC, No. 14 C 779, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 17, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah denied defendants’ (collectively “SharkNinja”) motion for reconsideration of the Court’s denial of…
Rank this Week: 607

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/
  • Feb 10

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large
    Placing restrictions on access to Company information, however, should not be limited only to those BYOD devices. Instead, if the Company issues Company-owned devices to employees for use on Company systems, similar ground rules should be…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 4021

'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: 1480

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: 2414

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…
Rank this Week: 2107

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…
Rank this Week: 387

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…
Rank this Week: 1258

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…
Rank this Week: 2981