Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property > Copyright
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The legal dispute concerning the legality of such sales has thereby been decided in favor of the media industry.
BakerHostetler
On May 30, 2017, Judge William H. Pauley III, in the Southern District of New York, ruled that rapper-singer-songwriter Drake was permitted to use a sample of jazz artist Jimmy Smith based...
Brooks Kushman
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") grants Internet service providers and intermediaries (collectively "ISPs") a series of safe harbors that limit secondary liability for copyright infringement.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In an age when a majority of information is shared electronically via the internet, it is increasingly important for curators of online content to be aware of the liabilities potentially incurred when...
Thompson Coburn LLP
Are all copyright infringements created equal? Or should courts distinguish between different levels of intent, significance, and harm? Results in two recent cases suggest that circumstances have significant effects on damages and attorneys' fee awards.
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in a highly-anticipated case concerning the copyrightability of clothing designs, concluding that designs...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Section 411(a) of the Copyright Act generally requires copyright registration, or a refusal of registration, before a copyright action may be filed.
BakerHostetler
Last week, in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., Case No. 15-1189 (May 30, 2017), the Supreme Court ruled that under the "exhaustion doctrine," patent owners cannot use patent law...
Thompson Coburn LLP
Courtside questions: Is it fair or foul to show a player's tattoo in a video game?
Ruchelman PLLC
Change driven by development of intellectual property ("I.P.") is now a constant. Whether the I.P. user is a tax adviser accessing a digital library, an auto mechanic interfacing with an engine...
Sedgwick LLP
Conflict is brewing among the United States Courts of Appeals as to when a musical artist's use of a sample from another artist's musical work is non-infringing.
Fenwick & West LLP
Replicate, revise, transform, display, publish, share—these actions are now ubiquitous in the digital world.
Foley Hoag LLP
Registration is not required for valid copyright ownership, but it is required before you can bring a copyright infringement lawsuit.
Mayer Brown
On 22 March 22 2017, in the case of Star Athletica LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., et al, No. 15-866, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled, in a 6-2 decision, that design elements of a cheerleading uniform may be protected under copyright law, even though the uniform has a utilitarian function.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The concept of "fake news" has garnered substantial attention in recent years, evolving from its satirical literary origins into a passionately criticized Internet phenomenon.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
CoKinetic Systems Corporation filed suit against Panasonic Avionics Corporation, seeking damages in excess of $100 million, in part, for violation of the GPL v2 open source license
Morrison & Foerster LLP
With over one billion websites on the Internet, and 211 million items of online content created every minute...
Foley Hoag LLP
Product configuration and packaging play an integral part in consumer choice and can often set a particular product apart from its competition on the store shelf
McDermott Will & Emery
An international panel of McDermott's US and European lawyers compare and contrast recent developments in trademark, copyright and design law, including developments in disparagement law...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
One year since agreeing with the European Commission to remove hate speech within 24 hours of receiving a complaint about it, Facebook, Microsoft...
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Reed Smith
A recent federal appeals court decision may lead online platforms that post user-generated content filtered by moderators to think twice before posting copyrighted material.
Foley Hoag LLP
Registration is not required for valid copyright ownership, but it is required before you can bring a copyright infringement lawsuit.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The concept of "fake news" has garnered substantial attention in recent years, evolving from its satirical literary origins into a passionately criticized Internet phenomenon.
Ruchelman PLLC
Change driven by development of intellectual property ("I.P.") is now a constant. Whether the I.P. user is a tax adviser accessing a digital library, an auto mechanic interfacing with an engine...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Section 411(a) of the Copyright Act generally requires copyright registration, or a refusal of registration, before a copyright action may be filed.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In the near-future portrayed in the novel "Ready Player One," the characters live, work, and hold most of their possessions
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Khloe Kardashian is the latest Kardashian to find herself in court over her activities on social media.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
As a general overview, 3D printing involves turning a 3D digital model created on a computer or with a 3D scanner into a physical object, allowing users to make almost anything.
Womble Carlyle
Does your company's website include or link to third-party content? If so, there are potential legal issues that may arise under copyright law and website terms of use that can be minimized or avoided...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
A recent federal district court decision denied a motion to dismiss a complaint brought by Artifex Software Inc.
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