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Yes, That Banana Costume Is Copyrightable
Those sculptural features include the banana's combination of colors, lines, shape, and length.
United States
13 Aug 2019
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Copyright Small Claims Bill Passes First Test
Copyright small claims court moves one step closer to reality. Yesterday morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Senate version of the copyright small claims bill by voice vote.
United States
23 Jul 2019
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Andy Warhol's "Prince Series" Ruled Fair Use
So-called "appropriation art" is a common subject of copyright infringement disputes.
United States
8 Jul 2019
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False Advertising Litigation Alert: Using A Competing Product To Advertise Your Own May Not Be False Advertising
A reasonable jury could thus conclude that there was no false advertising here, the court reasoned.
United States
5 Jul 2019
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Have We Learned Anything From Pepe The Frog About Copyright Law?
Is a work that's otherwise protected by copyright suddenly fair game once it's been "meme-ified"? That was the question involving "Pepe the Frog," described by its author, Matt Furie, as a "cool, chill frog dude."
United States
1 Jul 2019
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Copyright Small Claims Bills Introduced In Congress
Copyright small-claims court may soon be a reality.
United States
30 May 2019
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Porn Producer 'Strike 3' Strikes Out In Copyright Case
Most of these suits, however, do not name individual defendants.
United States
28 May 2019
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Supreme Court Requires Registration Prior To Bringing Copyright Suit
Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued two unanimous decisions affecting the rights and remedies available to copyright owners.
United States
11 Mar 2019
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Deadline: Are Your Copyright Office DMCA Agent Registrations Up To Date?
Under the DMCA, companies that meet certain eligibility requirements are entitled to safe harbor protection from liability for copyright infringement.
United States
19 Dec 2017
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Supreme Court Supports Copyright Protection For Fashion And Industrial Designs
On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands that copyright law can protect designs on cheerleading uniforms.
United States
28 Mar 2017
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Supreme Court Redefines Scope Of Legal Protection For Design of 3D Objects
Here's important legal news for product designers, manufacturers and distributors.
United States
12 Dec 2016
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Supreme Court Rules On Availability Of Attorneys' Fees In Copyright Cases
In the US, attorneys' fees generally are not available to the winning party unless authorized by statute or the parties have agreed to permit a fee award.
United States
29 Jun 2016
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New Trade Secrets Law Calls For Changes To Handbooks And Certain Employment Agreements
To be in compliance, the law states that an employer can provide a "cross-reference" to a "policy document" given to the relevant employees that describes the reporting policy for suspected violations of law.
United States
26 May 2016
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Was Anyone Hurt? - New Supreme Court Test Raises The Bar For Class Action Plaintiffs
There's good news for companies defending or girding for consumer class actions. On May 16th, the Supreme Court held that plaintiffs alleging so-called "statutory violations" must also allege "injury in fact."
United States
25 May 2016
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New Federal Law Expands Trade Secrets Protections
There's good news for companies that rely on trade secrets. A brand new federal law - the Defend Trade Secrets Act - provides a raft of expanded remedies for theft of trade secrets.
United States
16 May 2016
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Supreme Court Decision Will Clarify Copyright Protection For Fashion Designs
On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, which could set the stage for greater clarity in copyright law in the fashion and design industries.
United States
6 May 2016
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Ruling Maintains That Fair Use Must Be Considered Before Issuing Copyright Takedown Notices
The Ninth Circuit declined to review its earlier opinion in Lenz v. Universal Music Corp. that copyright holders must consider fair use before seeking to remove allegedly infringing content from websites such as YouTube and Facebook.
United States
22 Mar 2016
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When The Supreme Court Closes A Door, It Opens A Window
aig B. Whitney and Andrew J. Ungberg's article, "When the Supreme Court Closes a Door, It Opens a Window: Over One Year Later, Aereo May Help Put the Cloud Back on the Court's Horizon" is featured in Landslide.
United States
7 Mar 2016
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Ninth Circuit Rules That Copyright Holders Must Consider Fair Use Before Issuing DMCA Takedown Notice
Media companies and other copyright holders may need to change the way they deal with infringing content on the Internet.
United States
16 Sep 2015
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