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2 Jan 2012, 10:06 am by Carolyn E. Wright
Happy New Year! Start the year right! Register your copyrights: How to Register Your Copyrights Using the eCO System Learn about your rights: Read the "Photographer's Legal Guide" and this blog Unsolicited review: "I will definitely tell every photographer I know about your website and blog and recommend that they consider buying these forms from you, and also both of your books. All of these things are really great and you are providing a huge service to photographers everywhere by making these… [read post]
30 May 2012, 2:50 pm by Andis Kaulins
The Official Blog of Google has announced a new Copyright RemovalTransparency Policy at Google Search. Official Google Blog writes inter alia on May 24, 2012: "Today we’re expanding the Transparency Report with a new section on copyright. Specifically, we’re disclosing the number of requests we get from copyright owners (and the organizations that represent them) to remove Google Search results because they allegedly link to infringing content. We’re starting with search because we remove… [read post]
8 Nov 2011, 9:30 am by Andrew Berger
Andrew will present a one-hour webinar sponsored by the Cornell Entrepreneur Network on Thursday November 17, 2011 at noon EST on how authors can protect their works, negotiate favorable publishing agreements and protect those works, including  ebooks,  from Internet piracy. The webinar is the third in a 3-part series. The other two will focus on How to Write and Publish Your Book and Twitter and Blog Creation and Strategy. For more information, please click here [read post]
11 Jun 2010, 8:59 am by Andrew Berger
Below is the video of Andrew’s PLI talk on April 30 at the 2010 Advance Copyright Seminar. He explains when you must register with the Copyright Office to be entitled to statutory damages; the number of awards of statutory damages you may be entitled to when multiple parties infringe your work multiple times; when your infringed… [read post]
10 Mar 2011, 9:00 am by Ray Dowd
Copyright PSA: interviews with music industry execs about music filesharing, illegal downloads, how musicians make money, watch a guy get fired because of Limewire. Purchase Copyright Litigation Handbook 2010 by Raymond J. Dowd from West here   Find Ray Dowd at Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP tweetmeme_source = 'raydowd'; Copyright Litigation Handbook (West 5th Ed. 2010) by Raymond J. Dowd Purchase on and Westlaw (Directory: COPYLITIG) [read post]
19 Aug 2013, 10:35 am by Gene Quinn
Recently I was driving around between appointments and flipping through radio stations on Sirius XM. I came across a song that at first I thought was the summer hit by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams - Blurred Lines. But that wasn't the song at all, rather is was Marvin Gaye's Got to Give it Up. I knew it would only be time before reading about some kind of settlement between Marvin Gaye's family and Thicke/Williams, but Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams suing the family of Marvin Gaye... [read post]
16 Mar 2012, 12:00 am by entertainmentlawbrazil
In an update to our post here, we inform our readers that Congressman Walter Feldman has requested the withdrawal of the so-called Brazilian SOPA bill, which will no longer be voted, at least not for the time being. According to … Continue reading ? [read post]
25 Mar 2011, 2:24 pm by entertainmentlawnews
Last year, the  the 8th Fiscal Region Office of the Federal Revenue Service of São Paulo was inquired about the nature of the taxes – if any – that would be levied upon the download of movies. The entity which made … Continue reading ? [read post]
13 Sep 2010, 10:09 am by Jonathan Bailey
Marybeth Peters, who has served as the Register of Copyrights for the U.S. Copyright Office, the highest position at the office, has announced her intention to retire. Peters has served as the Register of Copyrights since 1994, where she succeeded, Barbara Ringer, who was the then acting Register.Peters’ retirement caps off a 45-year term of service to the U.S. Copyright Office. She started with the USCO in 1965 where she worked as a shelflister in the processing department. She then became an… [read post]
26 May 2010, 8:12 am by Andrew Berger
For a helpful and clear summary of the law regarding statutory damages in copyright litigation take a look at the very recent article by R. Buck McKinney published in the latest edition of Landslide, a publication of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law. The article will repay reading. Especially interesting is his discussion of the background surrounding… [read post]
19 Jul 2010, 4:26 pm by Andrew Berger
The problems that Sony v. Tenenbaum will cause copyright owners, if affirmed on appeal, are many.  I touched on a few in an related post. Professor Eric Goldman in an excellent post adds a few more.  As he indicates, Tenenbaum will now prompt a due process defense to a statutory damage claim thereby making… [read post]
23 Jun 2010, 10:25 am by Andrew Berger
Plaintiffs have long chosen to litigate copyright and trademark cases in the federal courts in New York because that is where much of the content and distribution industries are based. But those plaintiffs who seek to litigate in New York for infringing conduct that took place outside that state may lose their chosen forum depending on… [read post]
19 Mar 2010, 1:00 pm by Jonathan Bailey
Yesterday my good friend DB Ferguson over at No Fact Zone, a wonderful fan blog for The Colbert Report and Stephen Colbert, asked me to do a write-up on the latest news in the Viacom v. Google lawsuit.I was more than happy to oblige and, if you’re interested in the case, you can read my full writeup here.It’s a lengthy article that covers the case pretty much from the beginning until the most recent unsealing of the various documents related to the summary judgement motions.We will also have… [read post]
7 Jul 2010, 12:46 pm by Andrew Berger
As Ben Sheffner reports in his fine blog, Copyright and Campaigns, the parties in Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset have been unable to reach a settlement in this much litigated copyright infringement case. Therefore, a third trial (that’s not a typo) in this case will likely go forward in early November. This case is a poster child… [read post]
20 Mar 2013, 5:39 pm by Kenan Farrell
The Thompsons Film, LLC v. Does 1-155 Court Case Number: 6:13-cv-00469-TCFile Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013Plaintiff: The Thompsons Film, LLCPlaintiff Counsel: Carl D. Crowell, Jonathan T. van Heel of Crowell LawDefendant: Does 1-155Cause: Copyright Infringement, Contributory Infringement, Indirect Infringement of CopyrightCourt: Oregon District CourtJudge: Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin View this document on Scribd [read post]
3 Jun 2011, 2:15 am by Ray Dowd
This YouTube video is made to appear as if it were created by a pirate cameraman inside a movie theater. Mashable believes that SONY/ Columbia Pictures has faked the copyright infringement as part of a viral marketing campaign. Mashable's take here.So a copyright owner fakes an infringement of its own work to make the movie cool to kids who prefer to watch pirated content? Does it help the analysis if the movie is a about a young female hacker? Purchase… [read post]
2 Feb 2010, 11:09 am by Dana
Several months ago (Copyright Registration: Whether, When and Why), I wrote about the benefits of registering a copyright. A recent case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Dongxiao Yue, et al., v. Chordiant Software, Inc., et al.) shows that if you are going to register a copyright, you should register [...] [read post]
8 Apr 2011, 2:15 am by Ray Dowd
A video by Michael RobbGrieco showing copyright from a copyleft perspective.    The video contains a singalong critique of "overstated" owner's rights illustrating a view of the fair use doctrine 17 USC 107.   Isn't that the Twitter bird they are painting?More on the fair use doctrine here. Purchase Copyright Litigation Handbook 2010 by Raymond J. Dowd from West here   Find Ray Dowd at Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP tweetmeme_source =… [read post]
25 Oct 2010, 11:56 am by Andrew Berger
Sony BMG  v. Tenenbaum Here is the audio of the nine minute podcast I recently did for Suffolk University Law School discussing the district court’s decision in Sony BMG v. Tanenbaum and its impact on copyright enforcement if not overturned on appeal. If for some reason you can’t listen to it here, Legal Talk… [read post]
1 Apr 2010, 12:47 pm by Jonathan Bailey
This past Tuesday, March 30, 2010, I gave an hour-long webinar on copyright entitled “Copyright Basics for Creative Professionals, Media Companies and Content Archives”. The presentation was presented by Digimarc and ImageSpan and was presented to about 70 users.The talk covers the following elements:Who should copyright their work;What a copyright protects;Where do you register your copyright;When you post your work online, the dangers you should be aware of;Why you should follow good… [read post]