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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Posting comments on the IPKat: a new policy

    Posting comments on the IPKat: a new policy
    Disguise is fine ...A few months ago, when Merpel's blogposts on the goings-on at the European Patent Office attracted a large number of comments, she instituted a rule that readers' comments would only be moderated if they were posted in the…
  • Aug 30

    Acquired distinctiveness of product shape marks: AG Wathelet does not “rely” on the UK approach – but on what else?

    Acquired distinctiveness of product shape marks: AG Wathelet does not “rely” on the UK approach – but on what else?
    Not so very long ago the IPKat hosted this guest post from Roland Mallinson on the subject of Nestlé's  application to register its chocolate finger shape as a trade mark: has this application been treated to a premature burial,…
  • Aug 29

    Does the EU want to get rid of geoblocking through a review of the SatCab Directive?

    Does the EU want to get rid of geoblocking through a review of the SatCab Directive?
    The power of the SatCab Directive: from lively to ...As also reported by The 1709 Blog, earlier this week the EU Commission launched (yet) a(nother) [for a slightly pessimistic view on the value of EU copyright public consultations see here]…
Rank this Week: 116

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 19

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation
    New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure set to take effect December 1, 2015, will have significant impact on patent litigation across the country. In fact, these changes are substantial enough that they may cause courts to rethink and revise…
  • Aug 18

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015
    This recent RPX[1] report tells retailers what you likely already knew anecdotally – NPE cases are back. Patent litigation filings in the first half of 2015 are close to 2013 levels. As you are likely aware, this is in stark contrast to…
  • Jul 21

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”
    PWC has published the latest installment of its yearly patent litigation survey.  This year’s study has a focus on recent changes and how those changes are affecting patentees.  In particular, the PWC study provides eight key…
Rank this Week: 135

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

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

    When you say BUD®

    When you say BUD®
    Disputes involving the great BUDWEISER trademark are even older than LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® — the blog, not the secondary meaning thing.  You know that because even in 2006 I wrote — already sounding like a tired…
  • Aug 13

    Getting intellectual about intellectual property

    Getting intellectual about intellectual property
    Originally posted 2008-02-08 10:19:17. Republished by Blog Post PromoterErik Schmidt: Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation, and creator of the GNU Public License (GPL) was also present. Stallman is known for his outspoken…
  • Aug 13

    They’re giving it away!

    They’re giving it away!
    Originally posted 2006-05-03 17:31:29. Republished by Blog Post PromoterDickstein Shapiro has published a guide to IP issues (it’s a PDF) for in-house counsel, which is probably useful for non-specialists in private practice as well as…
Rank this Week: 144

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark
    In UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against the Grooveshark founders, the judge has rendered a decision setting some of the parameters for the statutory damages trial scheduled to begin next Monday. The jury will be instructed that the maximum…
Rank this Week: 230

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: 283

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

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

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

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium
    The 2015 Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium addresses the theme of Ethics and Electronics: Navigating Legal Ethics and New Technology. The symposium will be held March 27, 2014, at Creighton University’s School of Law. Brett…
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
Rank this Week: 302

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 303

Lawgarithms

Lawgarithms

Issue-spotting the Live Web. Covers blogging, copyright, licenses, privacy, software, syndication and more. By Denise Howell.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/howell/
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Stop the security line, I want to get off. And I’m taking my kid with me.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
Rank this Week: 420

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Sep 2

    Japanese Court Removal Request

    Japanese Court Removal Request
    International: Japanese Court Removal Request; <br> <i>From:</i> ( Japan) <i>To:</i> Twitter, Inc.
  • Sep 1

    This Website has no Pier

    This Website has no Pier
    Trademark: <br> <i>From:</i> York Condominium Corporation No. 382 <i>To:</i> <br><i>Date:</i> 2014-08-22
  • Aug 29

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> VeronickaM/ MyFreeCams <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i>
Rank this Week: 446

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/
  • Aug 4

    U.S. Copyright Lawsuit Filings Increase By Over 10% In One Year, Double Since 2010

    U.S. Copyright Lawsuit Filings Increase By Over 10% In One Year, Double Since 2010
    Source - U.S. Courts - Federal Judicial Caseload StatisticsAccording to the latest annual report on Judicial Business found at www.uscourts.gov, for the period 2013-2014, filing of copyright cases increase 10.2 percent for the year…
  • Jul 31

    Top 10 Countries Reading Copyright Litigation Blog: Welcome France To #2

    Top 10 Countries Reading Copyright Litigation Blog: Welcome France To #2
    France has recently moved to #2 in readership of Copyright Litigation Blog.  Vive le droit d'auteur! Pageviews by Countries EntryPageviewsUnited States551129France61270Russia51440Ukraine40000Germany32359United…
  • Jul 6

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time

    Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time
    According to Justia BlawgSearch, there are 302 blogs focusing on New York law.  Justia ranks the most popular of "all time".   Here are the top 40: 1. Real Estate Law Blog2. New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library3. New…
Rank this Week: 542

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Aug 21

    Can Ashley Madison use copyright law to stop leaked data?

    Can Ashley Madison use copyright law to stop leaked data?
    Back in July the infamous website Ashley Madison, which facilitates marital infidelity, was hacked by a group calling itself Impact Team, and the personal details of millions of subscribers around the world were compromised. The hackers…
  • Aug 10

    File sharers could face 10 years in jail in the UK

    File sharers could face 10 years in jail in the UK
    The Open Rights Group (ORG) has sent us a communication regarding a new proposal in the UK to criminalise copyright infringement beyond the current limits to up to 10 years. I reproduce their statement about the proposals. “The IPO has…
  • Aug 8

    No, iTunes is not illegal under UK copyright law

    No, iTunes is not illegal under UK copyright law
    My social media timeline has been inundated with reports that iTunes is now illegal in the UK. The origin of the story is an article in TorrentFreak, where the author contacted the UK IP Office to ask about a recent High Court decision that…
Rank this Week: 724

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
  • Apr 30

    Recover Hard Drives With Deleted Data – Yesterday!

    Recover Hard Drives With Deleted Data – Yesterday!
    It’s a terrible moment when you realize you’ve deleted a file that you weren’t quite ready to let go of. Suddenly, you find yourself in a desperate scramble to recover the file and restore your piece of mind along with…
  • Feb 3

    The Geekiest Pants Ever

    The Geekiest Pants Ever
    Pants, which were heavily featured in the fall runway shows by such designers as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, are making their way down to the moderate market, emerging as one of the season’s hot fashion categories. Moderate-price…
  • Jan 30

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan
    San Diego SEO Companies have created numerous campaigns with search engine marketing and internet marketing for many companies located in the San Diego county area. With the use of search engine optimization, online business owners are…
Rank this Week: 726

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/
  • Oct 11

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?
    By: Andriana Chryssikos High fashion luxury labels have found themselves to be stuck somewhere in between our youth culture’s fashion craze: streetwear parodies of well-known luxury labels, and a trademark infringement lawsuit. …
  • Oct 9

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing
    By: Sandra Stanfield Fashion companies utilize a mechanism called licensing to expand the brand and also increase revenue via royalties. So what exactly is licensing? Licensing is the process of “renting” a fashion company’s…
  • Oct 7

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
Rank this Week: 700

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 17

    3 Count: Kiss and Make Up

    3 Count: Kiss and Make Up
    Michelle Phan and Ultra Records settle their lawsuit, Carpathia Hosting wants to erase Megaupload servers and Microsoft updates TOS to pirates' horror.
  • Aug 16

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 365 – Un-Dungeoned Dragon

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 365 – Un-Dungeoned Dragon
    Spotify may curb free streaming, D&D case is settled, Dr. Luke may face trial over a backbeat and Fox News makes a takedown blunder.
  • Aug 15

    3 Count: FoodPorn Problem

    3 Count: FoodPorn Problem
    Dallas Buyers Club LLC suffers setback in Australia piracy case, "Food Porn" in legal uncertain in Germany and Android developer trolls pirates.
Rank this Week: 782

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Aug 16

    Court provides guidance on how to effectively communicate online terms of service

    Court provides guidance on how to effectively communicate online terms of service
    Are online terms of service provided via hyperlink in an email binding on the recipient of that email? The Second Circuit recently addressed that question, and the decision gives guidance on best practices for online providers. Plaintiff…
  • Aug 13

    Is the Sixth Circuit willing to recognize a right to be forgotten under U.S. law?

    Is the Sixth Circuit willing to recognize a right to be forgotten under U.S. law?
    Recent FOIA decision questions whether defendants have no interest in preventing release of booking photographs during ongoing criminal proceedings. The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) implements “a general philosophy of…
  • Aug 5

    Facebook hacking victim’s CFAA and SCA claims not barred by statutes of limitation

    Facebook hacking victim’s CFAA and SCA claims not barred by statutes of limitation
    Knowledge that email account had been hacked did not start the statutes of limitation clock ticking for Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Stored Communications Act claims based on alleged related hacking of Facebook account occurring several…
Rank this Week: 773

CopyOwner

CopyOwner

Written from the perspective owners of expressive materials (movies, books, pictures, songs, video games, etc.) who are subject to competition laws, copyright laws, and freedom of expression laws. By John T. Mitchell.

http://interactionlaw.com/wordpress
  • May 28

    Edward Snowden at West Point

    Edward Snowden at West Point
    Today (May 28, 2014), I heard President Obama’s speech at West Point during the same drive-time as John Kerry’s interview about Edward Snowden. The words clashed. PRESIDENT OBAMA: I hereby absolve all cadets who are on…
  • Jun 27

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?

    If I warn you I am a stalker does it make stalking you OK?
    The intention behind the We Are Watching You Act of 2013 may be laudable, but the solution seems pretty narrow-minded. Fearing technology that would allow the entity transmitting video programs to your TV or computer screen to watch…
  • Dec 27

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican

    Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republican
    CNN reports, “Obama, congressional leaders to discuss impending fiscal cliff - CNN.com,” in coverage similar to that of so much other of the attention-addled media. For the last several weeks, we have been plastered with coverage…
Rank this Week: 844

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Aug 26

    Does Copyright apply to Chicken Sandwiches or Cheerleading Uniforms?

    Does Copyright apply to Chicken Sandwiches or Cheerleading Uniforms?
    Lately the news has been too full of weighty stuff like elections, the Ashley Madison hack, stock markets, and the Chinese economy. So today’s post is a bit lighter. Courts in the United States have recently decided whether…
  • Aug 19

    Internet of Things Security Standard Proposal

    Internet of Things Security Standard Proposal
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is surrounded by a lot of hype.  There is great promise to be able to do and know all sorts of things when all our stuff can communicate.  That could be almost anything, including thermostats, cars,…
  • Aug 18

    Why I’m looking forward to the Surface Pro 4

    Why I’m looking forward to the Surface Pro 4
    That’s the title of a post I wrote for itbusiness .ca. Take a look to read about why I’m impatiently waiting for the Surface Pro 4 and changing my office tech.  
Rank this Week: 883

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

Focuses on copyright, trademark, patent and business disputes. By One LLP.

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed
    Jay Z escapes copyright lawsuit.
  • Jun 21

    Software Patents Survive

    Software Patents Survive
    The Federal Circuit issued a significant decision curtailing the power of district courts to dismiss patent lawsuits at the Rule 12 stage on the basis that the claimed subject matter falls outside Section 101’s categories of…
  • Jun 18

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 947

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Aug 27

    Copyright Literacy: an update on an imaginative initiative

    Copyright Literacy: an update on an imaginative initiative
    Here's a guest post from Chris Morrison (Copyright and Licensing Compliance Officer at the University of Kent, Canterbury), which brings us up to speed on an initiative to which this weblog was able to give some small assistance: Following…
  • Aug 27

    Another consultation from Brussels- anyone for SatCab?

    Another consultation from Brussels- anyone for SatCab?
    In case anyone [other than the author] was under the impression that the European Commission closes entirely for August and goes en masse on holiday, you are mistaken. Just to keep us on our toes, the Commission has this week published the…
  • Aug 27

    PRS for Music begins legal action against SoundCloud

    PRS for Music begins legal action against SoundCloud
    PRS for Music has written to it's members saying it is beginning legal action against online music streaming platform SoundCloud after "five years of unsuccessful negotiations". The PRS says:"SoundCloud actively promotes and shares music.…
Rank this Week: 1043

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.
Rank this Week: 1093

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
  • Aug 30

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-08-29

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-08-29
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-08-22 http://t.co/hkfW47Zzbj -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-08-22: Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-15 htt… http://t.co/ENMChVQIao -> NC Man Admits To Music…
  • Aug 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-27
    How new global tax rules could erode your financial privacy http://t.co/5GjybuGOI2 -> So you just want politicians to leave you alone? Good luck with that. https://t.co/9H12qkTpFo -> Copyright preemption notwithstanding no copyright…
  • Aug 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-26
    Billboard – Are Creators Really Thriving in the Digital Age? Doesn't Look Like It http://t.co/CwUHAXdfIM -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-25 http://t.co/Vtin165J5f -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-08-25:…
Rank this Week: 1136

LoTempio Law Blog

LoTempio Law Blog

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

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/
  • Aug 24

    Can you patent your own idea for free? A Poor Man’s Patent

    Can you patent your own idea for free? A Poor Man’s Patent
    Since I’ve began working for a registered patent attorney I have been bombarded with family and friends “million dollar” ideas and inventions. Recently I was asked by my uncle if a poor man’s patent is a legit way to…
  • Aug 19

    YouTube patent channel hits 100,000 view

    YouTube patent channel hits 100,000 view
    I started taking and answering patent and trademark related questions on YouTube a couple years ago. At first we started with just a moving PowerPoint type of a presentation “How to patent an invention” and then quickly decided to…
  • May 15

    Patent Home: The New LoTempio Youtube Page

    Patent Home: The New LoTempio Youtube Page
    So you have a question about Patent Law, but you’re not sure where to start. Patent Home, the newly refaced Vincent LoTempio YouTube page allows you to easily access the knowledge of an established patent attorney. Vincent has always…
Rank this Week: 1154

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Jul 30

    Going to Town on Warner/Chappell in the "Happy Birthday" case.

    Going to Town on Warner/Chappell in the "Happy Birthday" case.
    We've written about the Happy Birthday lawsuit here before.  Now it seems the case has reached a turning point -- a "smoking gun" has been found, thanks to research in the files of the pro-monopoly side, Warner/Chappell: a copy of the…
  • Feb 27

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.

    Nina Paley's "Ask Me Anything" at Reddit -- Art, Truth, Copyright, Censorship.
    QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley did an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit today, for "Fair Use" Week: "Cartoonist, animator, and activist Nina Paley here to talk about making art and fair use!" She was joined by lawyer Sherwin Siy of Public…
  • Dec 31

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.

    One more for 2014: Donate to Snowdrift.coop's launch campaign.
    Snowdrift.coop has been quietly building a platform for sustainably supporting libre digital works -- "a matching patronage system funding freely-licensed works", in their words.  Snowdrift is trying something different: instead of the…
Rank this Week: 1242

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 29

    Peter Sutherland – Photography

    Peter Sutherland – Photography
    Peter Sutherland is a master of nearly all mediums.  He works with painting, sculpture, photography, and film and blends each genre into the other, creating soft overlaps that make the viewer squint and muse over what medium he is using.…
Rank this Week: 1135

Current copyright readings

Current copyright readings

Bibliography of current articles on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Teach Act and other copyright issues. By M. Claire Stewart.

http://copyrightreadings.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music

    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Music
    Wal-Mart Drops DRM Servers, Customers Lose Musicby Scott NicholsPC World, publication date: 29 September 2008 "Wal-Mart is just following the recent trend of screwing over customers by dropping DRM, as led by Microsoft and Yahoo. Sure,…
  • May 23

    First Sale Victory in Vernor

    First Sale Victory in Vernor
    First Sale Victory in Vernorby WILLIAM PATRYPatry Copyright Blog, publication date: 22 May 2008 "...Judge Jones found that the transactions were legal. To do so, he had to wade through a thicket of court of appeals' opinions, ultimately…
  • May 23

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program

    Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book program
    A very interesting week for Microsoft news: confirms a broadcast flag, announces ODF support, drops book programMicrosoft confirms Windows adheres to broadcast flagby Greg SandovalCNet News, publication date:18 May 2008 Open-Source File…
Rank this Week: 1226

chosaq

chosaq

Tracks copyright related policy & technology developments in Japan. By Andreas Bovens.

http://chosaq.net
  • Jan 16

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development

    Japan Times article on recent net related legislative development
    A quick pointer to a Japan Times article about some of the issues mentioned in my last entry. Chris Salzberg, of Global Voices and Gyaku.jp fame, was so nice to include a quote from a recent conversation we had about this issue :-)
  • Jan 3

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?

    Japan to outlaw downloading illegally reproduced content?
    The Private Music and Video Recording Subcommittee (??????????) of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs is pushing for a revision of Article 30 of the copyright law, which will outlaw downloading illegal copies of content. Under the current…
  • Dec 19

    A long overdue update

    A long overdue update
    Now that has taken a while! More than 4 months without a single entry—luckily enough, my stats tool reminds me from time to time that people still find their way to this blog. Traffic hasn’t really gone down over the last four months, and…
Rank this Week: 1214

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1370

Reasonable Balance

Reasonable Balance

Covers copyright and music. By Nancy Prager.

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

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark

    A Taylor Swift Teaching Moment: What is a Trademark
    In the past few years I’ve become a fan of Taylor Swift. Perhaps not of her music, but the way she handles her career and her life.  Standing up to Spotify and the paltry royalty rates it pays was just … Continue reading…
  • Jan 21

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.

    Copyright and the King, this time Martin Luther King Jr.
    Today is a momentus day. It’s the second inauguration of Barak Obama, the first African-American President of the United States.  Today is also the day on which we honor the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the…
  • Jul 20

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard

    Intellectual Property Enforcement: Have your voice heard
    The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement as well as established the Intellectual Property Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 1410

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

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

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Aug 24

    “Dallas Buyers Club” Explores Singleton Cases in California’s Southern District

    “Dallas Buyers Club” Explores Singleton Cases in California’s Southern District
    In the past two months, nationwide mass copyright plaintiff Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has filed a modest number of lawsuits against John Doe parties in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. As Troll Defense previously…
  • Aug 21

    “The Cobbler” Launches Suit Against Users of Popcorn Time in Oregon

    “The Cobbler” Launches Suit Against Users of Popcorn Time in Oregon
    As reported by Torrent Freak, the producers of The Cobbler have found a new angle on their nationwide copyright infringement litigation campaign, targeting 11 alleged users of the film-streaming site known as Popcorn Time in a…
  • Jul 20

    “The Cobbler” Producer Sues Hundreds of John Does in Houston BitTorrent Case

    “The Cobbler” Producer Sues Hundreds of John Does in Houston BitTorrent Case
    On a single day last week, Cobbler Nevada, LLC filed copyright infringement suits against over 350 John Doe parties in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. As Troll Defense…
Rank this Week: 1441

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Aug 23

    A Natural Superfood, and Intellectual Property

    A Natural Superfood, and Intellectual Property
    In the United States we are used to an IP regime where the state grants the IP rights (usually limited monopolies) but does not itself own IP. That's not universally true, though. Many other countries rest control of local IP with the…
  • Aug 21

    WoWftVoE

    WoWftVoE
    Brian Eno has a few pithy words to say about the dangers of being too driven by your fans. As we drive farther into patronage models of supporting artists I think his warning will become more relevant.
  • Aug 18

    Whatever You Write, Sell It

    Whatever You Write, Sell It
    Last week while I was traveling, John Scalzi put up a long blog entry on the state of his writing earnings. The analysis compares his latest novel with an earlier analysis he did about 18 months ago for a previous book. He talks about sales,…
Rank this Week: 1539

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Aug 5

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Brazil country report

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with Brazil country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Music Piracy: No longer headline news, but the problem persists with big brand support The fifth annual survey by Music…
  • Jul 22

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Mexico country report

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with Mexico country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. European Parliament adopts MEP Julia Reda’s copyright report The European Parliament has voted by a large majority…
  • Jul 8

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

    New issue of Music &amp; Copyright with Russia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Pressure shifts to Pandora as SiriusXM agrees pre-1972 deal US satellite radio service SiriusXM has agreed on a…
Rank this Week: 1436

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

TradeMark Express: A Daily Blog

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

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

    Beware of Official-y Correspondence

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

    IP Webinar Series: December 9-11th

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

    Hello Again!

    Hello Again!
    It's been awhile but we are back! And as Mr. Waving Turtle up there indicates it has taken me a bit to get back here to the old blog watering hole (or wherever turtles congregate so I may continue the metaphor) but I'm here and ready to go so…
Rank this Week: 1517

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/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 1631

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

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

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Aug 28

    Gimme a "V" for Cheerleader Uniform Design Copyright Validity!

    Gimme a "V" for Cheerleader Uniform Design Copyright Validity!
    Are cheerleading uniforms truly cheerleading uniforms without the stripes, chevrons, zigzags, and color blocks? That is the question that strikes at the heart of this appeal. (Opinion pdf page 2). Varsity Brands and its affiliates registered…
  • Aug 21

    Smack Dab in the Middle of a Termination Rights Dispute!

    Smack Dab in the Middle of a Termination Rights Dispute!
    This case addresses the standing required to challenge a copyright grant termination.  Standing is the legal ability to sue another person or entity in a particular court.  Ray Charles entered into agreements with his twelve adult…
  • Aug 14

    Netflix Not Responsible for Nosy Friends and Family Viewing History and Queue

    Netflix Not Responsible for Nosy Friends and Family Viewing History and Queue
    This case is interesting and significant because it is both a case of first impression in the Ninth Circuit and involves the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), which has entertaining historical roots. Meghan Mollett is a Netflix subscriber,…
Rank this Week: 1747

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Aug 27

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    i suppose one upside of the ashley madison data breach is the potential for interesting analytics. like this. http://t.co/iVRD2QFDNV 2015-08-21 scientists grow human brain in lab from skin cells. extraordinarily creepy. http://t.co/iDBJQWZKZL…
  • Mar 5

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    had no idea they've started using aerogel in clothing. so much for down. http://t.co/acpGLsONiq 2015-02-27 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Feb 26

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nsa stole encryption keys for sim cards, enabling it to monitor a huge portion of worlwide cell communications. http://t.co/9xLsHKroN8 2015-02-20 more details on nsa/equation group hard drive malware. in short, you can't get rid of it. ever.…
Rank this Week: 1718

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 1897

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…
Rank this Week: 1642

IP Litigation Law Blog

IP Litigation Law Blog

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

http://www.iplitigationblog.com/
  • May 21

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."

    "When Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin patented their invention, they expected our legal system to protect their intellectual property."
    Heh, heh, heh...ho, ho, ho,...whatever lead them to believe THAT? The Federal Circuit, perhaps spurred on by the hysteria over "patent trolls," continues to systematically extract whatever worn down, yellowed and decaying teeth remain in the…
  • Dec 4

    Too big to what??

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

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List

    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List
    IP Litigator Philip Mann Named to 2014 Washington Super Lawyers List Normally we don’t toot our own horn – but we are pleased and honored to announce that our founder Philip P. Mann was recognized in the 2014 Washington Super…
Rank this Week: 1891

Title 17: The S(c)ite For…

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

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

http://title17.net/
  • Mar 6

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation

    The Metaphysics of Music Copyright Infringement Litigation
    I was interviewed and quoted in a recent BuzzFeed article on copyright litigation related to musical compositions.  The article discusses the basics of infringement claims and defenses, as well as examples both new and old of…
  • Oct 28

    Job Opportunity for Mid-Level Copyright Litigation Associate

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

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

    ASCAP Rate Court Pandora Decision Reveals Publishers’ Abuse of Market Power
    As I noted in my earlier post, the public version of Judge Cote’s decision in the ASCAP / Pandora rate court proceeding was released today.  It is a remarkable and comprehensive 136-page opinion, thoroughly rejecting all of…
Rank this Week: 1724

Law Praxis

Law Praxis

Covers legal theory and practice. By Matthew Parham.

http://lawpraxis.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1736

tech law advisor

tech law advisor

Covers copyright, DMCA and internet regulation. By Kevin Heller.

http://techlawadvisor.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    Stop SOPA Stop PIPA

    Stop SOPA Stop PIPA
    Just wanted to post a few places where you can go to get information on the #SOPABLACKOUT:.
  • Jan 15

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-15

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-15
    Join me & change your profile picture to protest SOPA: http://t.co/JnIxMWI4 #BlackoutSOPA # Strike against #sopa january 18th.
  • Jan 1

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-01

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-01
    Awesome. Just pulled calf muscle while shootin hoops in rain with my son. Gonna be great #nye2011 # “@nytimes: If you received an email today about canceling your NYT subscription, ignore it. It's not from us.” | i got this # I liked…
Rank this Week: 1886

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 28

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/28/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/28/15
    The digital environment has created something approaching a monopoly for digital entrepreneurs and technology corporations, at the expense of those who create works. The distribution of intellectual and creative content puts billions into…
  • Aug 21

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/20/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/20/15
    How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election — Say the authors, “Our new research leaves little doubt about whether Google has the ability to control voters. In laboratory and online experiments conducted in the United States, we were…
  • Aug 14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/14/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/14/15
    The Next Great Copyright Office — Josh Simmons (Kirkland & Ellis) looks at the current copyright review process, how it compares to the 1976 revision process, and pays particular attention to the issue of Copyright Office…
Rank this Week: 2356

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
  • Aug 18

    Court Denies Application for Attorneys’ Fees after Voluntary Dismissal of Copyright Action

    Court Denies Application for Attorneys’ Fees after Voluntary Dismissal of Copyright Action
    In an August 17, 2015 ruling, Judge John F. Keenan denied attorneys’ fees to the defendant after the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed a copyright infringement action without prejudice. Judge Duffy, acting in Judge Keenan’s…
  • Aug 11

    Court Finds Sampling of Sound Recording Can Infringe Underlying Musical Composition

    Court Finds Sampling of Sound Recording Can Infringe Underlying Musical Composition
    In an August 7, 2015 ruling, Judge Ronnie Abrams found that the “sampling” of a sound recording can constitute copyright infringement of the underlying musical composition. As Judge Abrams wrote, “‘[s]ampling’…
  • Aug 7

    Court Finds Inventor Acted as Own Lexicographer

    Court Finds Inventor Acted as Own Lexicographer
    In an August 6, 2015 ruling, Judge Richard J. Sullivan found that the inventor of the family of patents-in-suit acted as his own lexicographer by submitting unsolicited “remarks” during the prosecution of one of the later patents…
Rank this Week: 2060

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate
    This is a series of 13 posts about the forthcoming Investigatory Powers Bill, due to be published in draft this autumn for pre-legislative scrutiny by a Joint Committee of Parliament.The Bill will replace a variety of statutes governing…
  • Aug 12

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate: Future-proofing

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate: Future-proofing
    The last in a series of posts on the forthcoming Investigatory Powers BillPrevious: Communications Data AcquisitionRIPA was future-proofed by writing it in such abstract technology-neutral terms that, combined with some fiendishly tortuous…
  • Aug 12

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate: Communications Data Acquisition

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate: Communications Data Acquisition
    One of a series of posts on the forthcoming Investigatory Powers BillPrevious: Communications Data Retention, Part 4Next: Future-proofing (forthcoming)The boundary between communications data and content is likely to be revisited.  One…
Rank this Week: 2361

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.…
Rank this Week: 2254