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12 Mar 2014, 7:24 am by U.S.P.T.O.
The goal of the multistakeholder forum is to identify best practices and/or produce voluntary agreements for improving the operation of the DMCA notice and takedown system. The IPTF plans to hold several additional meetings throughout the year. The initial meeting will focus on identifying concrete topics to be addressed by participants, and to discuss and make decisions about the process for the forum’s ongoing work. The IPTF aims to have participation from a wide variety of the notice… [read post]
8 Feb 2012, 4:30 am by Bob Zeidman
We must find reasonable ways to stop infringement of intellectual property on the Internet. Such a solution must be fair to the victim of the infringement. It must uphold the principles of the Constitution of the United States. And it must not break the Internet. SOPA and PIPA may not be perfect implementations of such protection, but they meet all of these requirements. There may be better strategies that can be reached through measured and thoughtful debate, but not through excessive hyperbole and… [read post]
25 Oct 2011, 6:20 pm by Andrew Berger
Andrew will moderate a webinar on Wednesday October 26,2011, sponsored by BNA entitled Alternatives Now Available to Copyright and Trademark Owners to Combat Gray Market and Counterfeit Goods: Recent First Sale and Related Litigation. The 90-minute program will focus on recent 9th and 2d Circuit cases involving the clash between the first sale doctrine and Section 602(a)(1) of the Copyright Act barring the importation of goods made abroad without the copyright holder’s consent. The program… [read post]
19 Jan 2012, 8:14 am by Gene Quinn
To all those who can read the Constitution it has to be clear that the Supreme Court’s decision in Golan v. Holder is absurd. It is a ridiculous decision that lacks intellectual honesty and defies common sense. Further, the facts of this case provide ample ground for the suspicions of many who wonder why it is that the United States is so interested in losing its identity and compromising Constitutional principles in order to facilitate some ill conceived plan to join the world community. … [read post]
2 Oct 2013, 9:20 am by U.S.P.T.O.
The meeting will be held on October 30, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The IPTF intends to hold the public meeting in the Amphitheatre of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. The Green Paper, the IPTF proposes five copyright policy issues to address, and the meeting will provide an opportunity for discussion that will be used to formulate the IPTF’s views and recommendations regarding copyright policy. The five issues… [read post]
5 Nov 2010, 5:52 pm by Charles Runyan
Most website owners know that copyright law provides a safe harbor for website operators when their users post infringing material.  What they don’t know is that qualifying for that protection requires careful adherence to copyright law.  Have you followed the law for your website or will you be on the receiving end of a copyright lawsuit? Statutory damages for a single copyright infringement can go as high as $150,000. For instance,  a jury in Minneapolis decided today that a woman was… [read post]
18 Jun 2010, 9:50 am by Jonathan Bailey
It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.It was a busy week for copyright news with updates to many of the biggest ongoing copyright cases, including one that looks like it might be speeding to a very quick conclusion and another that may be getting a reprieve.All in all, there were five stories this week including news from all over the copyright world including our “Weird Story of the Week”.This week’s stories include:SCO Loses Again,… [read post]
17 Feb 2012, 9:19 am by Andrew Berger
Andrew will moderate a panel discussion at the ABA Litigation Section’s Annual Conference in D.C.  The topic will be “Internet and Social Media in the Forefront: Current Hot Issues and Developments.” The program will take place on Thursday April 19, 2012 between 3-4 pm. Speakers with be Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law at American University Law School; David Perrot, Research Director at Decisionquest; Stanley Pierre-Louis, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property… [read post]
3 Feb 2014, 9:07 am by Gene Quinn
GROSSMAN: "I think that we will see some form of patent litigation reform passed by the Senate and then ultimately by Congress. Currently, there are very few things on which the Republicans and the Democrats can come together. However, patents and other types of intellectual property seem to be one area in which joint action is possible. I think that ultimately both parties are going to want to do something that shows that they can work together and get something important accomplished. ... [read post]
4 Oct 2010, 12:43 pm by Jonathan Bailey
I just wanted to let everyone know that I’ll be speaking at the University of Advancing Technology’s Tech Forum this November. Held November 2-4 in Tempe, AZ, I’ll be speaking on the 4th at 12:30 PM, first talk of that day.My talk, which is entitled “The Technology of Plagiarism: A 30-Year History of Cat and Mouse” will be detailing the most powerful tools in plagiarism and plagiarism detection, including many of the various tricks plagiarists have used over the years to get away with… [read post]
26 Aug 2011, 10:55 am by Jonathan Bailey
Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Expendables Producers Drop Lawsuit Against 23K BitTorrent File-sharers First off today, the U.S. Copryight Group, representing the producers behind the movie “The Expendables” have dropped their suit against 23,000 alleged Bittorrent file sharers. The movie comes after the Washington DC Federal Judge said the group would not be able to pursue infringers with that lawsuit if they are not in the court’s… [read post]
27 Mar 2010, 2:26 am by Nancy Prager
Why is it that people who profess to love the creative arts feel that that love entitles them to use the works with abandon and disregard of the copyright owners interests, or those of the actors, performers and writers? Apparently at SXSWi, AnyClip launched which allows users to search for movie scenes based a variety of parameters. Of course, the team behind the service professes love of movies as motivation but that is a hollow claim. No, it’s more likely the love of money that is motivation.… [read post]
19 Mar 2013, 2:50 pm by Joe Mullin
Library of Congress US Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante is about to give testimony (PDF) to part of the House Judiciary Committee, in which she proposes that the US government do something it hasn't done, ever—shorten copyright terms. "You may want to consider alleviating some of the pressure and gridlock brought about by the long copyright term for example, by reverting works to the public domain after a period of life plus fifty years unless heirs… [read post]
25 Apr 2013, 7:00 am by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.
Under The Copyright Act of 1976, an owner of a copyright has exclusive reproduction rights, distribution rights, the right to create adaptations (derivative work), the right to prepare new works based on the protected work, and performance and display rights. The owner may license or sell any of these rights for a profit. It is common for the owner to place certain limitations on how these rights can be used, such as the period of time in which they can be used, the number of times they can be… [read post]
31 Aug 2010, 12:45 pm by Jonathan Bailey
If you’ve ever been frustrated or had a question when registering a work with the U.S. Copyright Office, then you may want to keep this number handy: 1-877-476-0778The USCO has made this new number available for questions and queries regarding copyright registrations and callers will either be directed to the Public Information Office or the Copyright Technology Office help desk depending on the nature of their query.Specifically, the number is for getting help with the new Electronic Copyright… [read post]
20 Apr 2010, 8:25 am by Ray Dowd
I wrote about the Costco-Swatch case here.   It involved a manufacturer of Swiss OMEGA watches authorizing a sale in a foreign country.  The foreign authorized seller sold genuine watches to a person who then imported them into the US and sold them at Costco.It is significant that the U.S. Supreme Court has taken on this issue of great importance to international trade. From Reuters:U.S. top court to hear Costco-Swatch copyright case ReutersCopyright Litigation Handbook (West 4th Ed. 2009) by… [read post]
15 Apr 2011, 7:00 am by Ray Dowd
According to Zeropaid's piece here, accused copyright infringers on YouTube will have to attend YouTube Copyright School, which involves watching a video and taking a quiz.Why doesn't YouTube's video mention the public domain?  Watch the video and you will see a child-like figure being smashed with a gavel over the head for purported copyright infringement.   It is disturbing to see that YouTube is indoctrinating children into fear of quoting materials by authors living and dead by showing… [read post]
12 Apr 2010, 10:42 am by Ray Dowd
Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita From WikipediaTwo recent cases underline the importance of being able to prove a written chain of title if you would like to bring a claim for copyright infringement.   If you wish to sue a gay pornographer for making a version of your film (Michael Lucas' La Dolce Vita).  In both International Media Films, Inc. v. Lucas Entertainment, Inc., 2010 WL 125358 (March 31, 2010) and  American Plastic Equipment, Inc. v. Toytrackerz, LLC, 2010 WL 1284471 (March 31,… [read post]
7 Mar 2011, 10:06 am by Ray Dowd
Copyright blogger Ben Sheffner has left the blogosphere to work for the MPAA, his thoughtful pro-copyright stance I am sure will be missed by many.   His blog was marked by roll-up-your sleeves digging to get at original documents and really follow a case.See Ben's parting message here.See Ben's endorsement of the views of CopyHype here.Good luck in the new job, Ben! Purchase Copyright Litigation Handbook 2010 by Raymond J. Dowd from West here   Find Ray Dowd at Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP… [read post]
10 Aug 2011, 1:23 pm by Jonathan Bailey
Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Sacramento Man Sentenced to Prison for Copyright Infringement First off today, a Sacramento man, Yan Akhumov, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for criminal copyright infringement. Akhumov was the owner of Music Land stores in West Sacramento, which rented and sold illegal copies of CDs and DVDs. The FBI had warned Akhumov against distributing pirated works in 2007 but in 2009 raided his business and… [read post]