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5 Apr 2014, 5:30 am by Barry Sookman
EU Member state court has jurisdiction to try copyright case where damage occurs Hi Hotel HCF [2014] EUECJ C-387/12 -> Can Comics Copyright Comedy? -> Record companies file legal proceedings against vKontakte for deliberately facilitating piracy on a large scale -> Copyright Office GC Says Aereo's Argument Is 'Incorrect' -> The Next Great Copyright Act Conference -> SIIA… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 4:57 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
Modes and Venues for ReformModerator: Nancy E. Weiss, U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)Troy Dow, The Walt Disney CompanyNeed to ensure meaningful and not merely symbolic protection to authors as well as users; otherwise it’s not a copyright law at all. Goodlatte announced review: not necessarily reform. Proceeding section by section through the code. Easy to kill legislation, hard to get something done. All the more true in increasingly partisan environment, though copyright… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 3:04 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
Remedies and EnforcementModerator: Mitchell Zimmerman, Fenwick & West LLPTo copyright maximalists, the entire population of the world seems to be Holmes’ bad man.Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier FoundationBroad agreement on need to fix, even if we don’t agree how. Statutory damages are out of whack with reality/real harm.  Other kinds of harms and how we punish them: if you shoplift 6 CDs or 4 DVDs in MA, your fine is $250.  If you evade a subway fare in NYC,… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 1:15 pm by Jonathan Bailey
It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show. It might be easy to think of this as the perfect episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show. Not only did we start on time and end on time, with almost the perfect length of the episode, we also had a slew of great topics to go over. Those topics include the head of MP3Tunes being hit with a $41 million judgment, a lawsuit that centers around a teaser trailer for the movie “Frozen” and a UK copyright… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 1:00 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
David Nelson Memorial Keynote LectureIntroduction by Andrew E. Monach, Morrison & Foerster LLPLawrence Lessig, Harvard UniversityAaron Swartz: How will you ever solve the problem of laws that choke creativity with a government that’s so corrupt. Lessig said that wasn’t his field; he did internet/copyright policy. Swartz: But as a citizen, is it your field? There is a flaw at the core of our democracy.  We have to change the bovine quality of our reaction to this flaw. We have to… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 12:03 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
Quasi-Copyright ReformsModerator: Hank Barry, Sidley AustinRebecca Tushnet, Georgetown Law SchoolI’m going to talk about managing the interface between copyright and several other rights—in the very first panel of the conference, Wendy Gordon reminded us that various doctrines channel some claims to copyright and others to patent.  I’m going to briefly cover both quasi-copyright rights and their interaction with copyright and also what I’ll call marketing value IP rights… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 11:12 am by Tim Armstrong
I’ve been puzzling over the 6th Circuit’s new opinion in United States v. Reichert (No. 13-3479, Mar. 28, 2014), in which a divided panel affirmed a defendant’s criminal conviction for violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s anti-trafficking rule (17 U.S.C. § 1201(a)(2)) based on the defendant’s sale of a “modded” video game console to an undercover federal agent. It’s a confusing opinion. Part of the confusion may have to do with my… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 10:57 am by James Stewart
By Matt Ganas and Sam Churney As part of a concerted effort to assess the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music, the US Copyright Office has published a request in the Federal Register for public comment on a number of copyright issues. This request relates to an ongoing congressional review and a potential overhaul of the US Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 101, et. seq. (the “Act”),  in view of technological developments that continue to shape music industry… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 10:20 am by Rebecca Tushnet
Reforms Affecting Schools, Libraries, Archives, and MuseumsModerator: Tom Hemnes, GTC Law Group LLP & AffiliatesRuth Okediji, University of Minnesota Law SchoolSchools don’t play a central role in the last Copyright Act; the next shouldn’t take the same piecemeal/dismissive approach.  Schools and students are changing, and digital tech is a big part of that.  In the current Act, there are disconnected pieces—face to face teaching, TEACH Act (miserable failure),… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 9:53 am by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
The Second Circuit in Psihoyos v. John Wiley & Sons. [W]e conclude that copyright infringement claims do not accrue until actual or constructive discovery of the relevant infringement[.]   [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 9:42 am by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
Under U.K. law, if designed solely by the tattoo artist, then it’s the artist who owns the copyright. Here’s an interesting take by Catherine Jasserand, PhD researcher at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands: “An idea in itself is not protectable. If the client gives very vague instructions, then it is doubtful that he or she could be considered as a joint author. However, if client is contributing to the tattoo and decides on important elements such as the composition,… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 9:36 am by Jonathan Bailey
Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Record Labels Bring Piracy Charges Against Russia’s VKontakte First off today, Maria Kiselyova and Anastasia Teterevleva at Reuters report that Sony, Universal Music Group and Warner Music have filed a lawsuit against the Russian social networking site VKontakte (VK). According to the lawsuit, VK operates an unlicensed music service that has become a haven for pirated tracks. That service, according to the the… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 8:17 am by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
Ok, so although they’re not exhibiting together, I’m sure that if they did a reasonable observer would have a hard time deciphering who the real artist is. Prince is at Gagosian and Bush at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Does it matter? [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 8:08 am by Claire
The Expert – video. Depressingly familiar. Internet Archive’s new TV News Archive The Million Dollar Homepage still exists, but 22% of it has rotted away A Tour of the British Isles in accents – video 12 Ways to use Duct tape for survival Changes to UK copyright law and how they could affect you   Tagged: accents, archive, copyright, duct tape, expert, librarian, library, links, news, survival [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 5:30 am by Barry Sookman
Broadcasters have to pay for ephemeral copies: ESA didn't overrule Bishop v Stevens, CBC v. Sodrac 2003 Inc., 2014 FCA 84 -> How to return computers after Anton Pillar seizure 9219-1568 Quebec Inc. v. Ramoutar, 2014 ONSC 1954 -> Link to CBC. v SODRAC case -> Apple lawyer to jury: Samsung “crossed into the dark side” -> Light the Cat Signal: Did Google Ask the Feds to Arrest Android Hackers?… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 4:01 am by Embajador Microjuris al Día
Por: Marinés Montero Flores Edición: Carolene Fontanet Smith Original de: Instituto de Propiedad Intelectual de Puerto Rico   Bajo nuestro régimen de derechos de autor, los autores de obras originales fijadas en medios tangibles de expresión tienen varios derechos patrimoniales sobre sus obras: reproducción, distribución, ejecución, exposición, y creación de obras derivadas. No obstante, por disposición constitucional,… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 3:54 am by Ben
Education was mentioned quite a few times at the IPKat's inspirational Online Copyright + Enforcement = Happiness seminar at Bristows this week, and now it seems much-loved animated character Postman Pat is to play a role in inspiring younger film fans to choose official content. Today, April 4th, pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Lionsgate UK  launches an exclusive Postman Pat: The Movie trailer in cinemas nationwide, adding to the vast… [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 5:03 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
Exception & Limitation ReformsModerator: Andrew Gass, Latham & WatkinsJessica Litman, University of Michigan Law SchoolSaying that the most important reason for copyright is to encourage readers etc. to experience works of authorship might suggest that readers etc. have interests the law should pay attention to, and that’s controversial, though it shouldn’t be. Owners have concluded that attention to readers would limit their rights.  Thus we’ve heard “there are… [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 3:18 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
Music Industry Specific ReformsModerator: Lydia Loren, Lewis & Clark Law SchoolRube Goldberg-like design of rules, antitrust degrees, licenses, etc.: reform is hardest to contemplate, but most desperately needed.  So we need some ideas. Gary Greenstein, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & RosatiWhat do music people want? Artists complain they aren’t collecting enough; not getting enough from labels. Labels are concerned with illegal alternatives, fair rates. Publishers/songwriters: losing… [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 2:55 pm by Joe Silver
Screenshot by Pavel Oleinik Three major music labels—Sony Music Russia, Universal Music Russia, and Warner Music UK, subsidiaries of the “Big Three” music labels—have each separately filed copyright suits on Thursday against vKontakte (VK), the so-called “Russian Facebook.” The suits, filed in Saint Petersburg and Leningrasky Region Arbitration Court, charged that vKontacke has created an unlicensed music service involving a… [read post]