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Copyright Infringement
Copyright Claims in Arbitration: Don’t Forget the Registration Pre-requisite What’s in this article… If You Want To Copyright It, You Have To Register ItWhat Is The Burden Of Proof?In Copyright Defense, It’s best To Err On The Side Of Caution Unlike the United States Patent Act, the Copyright Act of 1976 does not contain any...
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Fair and Foul in Tech and Copyright What’s in this article… What is Fair Use?Practical Analysis of Fair UseConflicts With Fair Use and DMCACan You Know For Sure That You Are Covered By “Fair Use” In a world of bustling creativity and a thriving technology industry, it is essential for businesses and startup companies to...
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Life, Death, and the Pursuit of Copyright Copyright is an intangible asset, but one that you can transfer upon death. It is typical that creators and authors spend a great amount of time putting in their blood, sweat, and tears into an art so it is entirely understandable that these creators would want to protect...
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Why You Need to Maximize Your Copyright Protection Early Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution granted for original works fixed in a tangible medium of expression and therefore exists the moment your work is created. 17 U.S.C. Code § 102. But you also have the option of registering the copyright...
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Justin Bieber & Usher Copyright Infringement Justin Bieber & Usher Copyright Infringement – Pop stars Justin Bieber and Usher Raymond will be heading back to court after the Fourth Circuit for the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that a reasonable jury may find they infringed copyrights in their 2010 hit song, “Somebody to Love.” (Read...
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A federal court of appeals reversed an earlier ruling that forced Google to remove a YouTube video portraying an actress making anti-Muslim statements.
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Copyright Protection for Recipes – Restaurateur Denied Copyright Protection Denied – A federal court ruled that an Ohio restaurateur’s recipes were not protectable under copyright laws. The court issued its ruling earlier this year on a motion for summary judgment, and the plaintiff has since filed her notice of appeal. (Read the full opinion here.)...
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Graffiti Artists Copyright Infringement Case Moves Forward Graffiti Artists Copyright Infringement Case – Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli will be heading to court after a federal judge overruled its motion to dismiss a copyright infringement case against it earlier this month. (Read the full memorandum here) The clothing and accessories company was sued by three...
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Grooveshark Loses Copyright Infringement Case to Record Label Giants Grooveshark Loses Copyright Infringement Case – Grooveshark became yet another file sharing website to face defeat against the recording industry for copyright infringement. It came shortly after Sirius XM Radio, Inc. lost to a 1960s band for its infringement of its music. (Read the full opinion here)...
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