Copyright Basics FAQ

Current Trends

Cop yrigh t FAQ. The US Copyright Office has a wealth of information available at their website on the copyright registration process. What is a copyright? Copyright is an original work of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression — such as a song, book, or sound recording.

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FAQs AND NEW ARTICLES NOW AVAILABLE ON MARKLITWAK.COM

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

May 18, 2004 In this newsletter: FAQs AND NEW ARTICLES NOW AVAILABLE ON MARKLITWAK.COM Our website, marklitwak.com has been expanded with a large, new section devoted to frequently asked questions. You’ll find them by clicking on the FAQ link in the menu bar above. Three recent articles written by Mark have also been posted: "Soft Money in Hard Times" (published in Moviemaker), "Runaway Home" (published in Los Angeles Lawyer) and "Protecting Your Stories" (published in Focus In).

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FAQs AND NEW ARTICLES NOW AVAILABLE ON MARKLITWAK.COM

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

May 18, 2004 In this newsletter: FAQs AND NEW ARTICLES NOW AVAILABLE ON MARKLITWAK.COM Our website, marklitwak.com has been expanded with a large, new section devoted to frequently asked questions. You’ll find them by clicking on the FAQ link in the menu bar above. Three recent articles written by Mark have also been posted: "Soft Money in Hard Times" (published in Moviemaker), "Runaway Home" (published in Los Angeles Lawyer) and "Protecting Your Stories" (published in Focus In).

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FTC Issues Additional Guidance On Complying WIth COPPA

Media Law Prof Blog

A FAQ here, and more information here From the FTC: assistance for businesses trying to comply with COPPA.

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Tech Firm Publishes Free Copyright Treatise

Media Law

Law firm websites often included FAQs about specific areas of law and some of the more ambitious firms had what amounted to [.]. In the early days of the Web, before law firms discovered blogs, they would sweeten the allure of their websites by filling them with content intended to show off their knowledge and expertise. General

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DON’T SIGN THAT! – Webinar April 17th.

Gordon P. Firemark

Go to the FAQ page. On April 17th, at 10am PST , I’ll be joining my friend Adam Leipzig for a teleseminar entitled : “ DON’T SIGN THAT!

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FindLaw Launches Across the Pond

Media Law

The site provides articles, FAQs, blogs and other information on various legal topics. Legal website FindLaw today launched FindLaw UK , a site for individuals and businesses in the U.K. seeking information on legal topics and help finding solicitors. It also offers Contact Law, a service designed to connect people with recommended solicitors.

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Web Scraping Decisions Consider Contract Cause of Action

New Media and Technology Law

Although it stopped scraping, Roundpipe kept the disabled SWMonkey site active and created a FAQ that included a link to an open source tool that users could use to automatically check fares on their own. Two recent web scraping disputes highlight some important issues regarding whether a website owner may successfully allege a breach of contract action against a commercial party that has scraped website content contrary to “ clickwrap ” and “ browsewrap ” website terms of use.

Trademark Protection and Facebook User Names

Digital Media Law

Facebook’s FAQ (at [link] ) doesn’t address that, but I’d suggest filling out the Notice of Intellectual Property Infringement (Non-Copyright Claim) form and providing as many details as known. ——————— Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Trademark protection just got a slightly more complicated, but in a good way.

An iPad App for Courtroom Presentations

Media Law

Its website has an introductory video, screen shots and FAQs. An iPad equipped with the right software could be a powerful tool in the courtroom, given its portability and ease of use.

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Wikimedia Seeks New General Counsel, as Godwin Leaves

Media Law

Attached to the announcement was an FAQ that included this cryptic Q&A: Why is Mike leaving the Wikimedia Foundation? The FAQ goes on to say that Godwin’s departure is not “over a point of principle&# or “because he did something egregious.&#. The Wikimedia Foundation , the San Francisco-based, nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia and a variety of related projects all built using the MediaWiki software, has started a search for a new general counsel.

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Live, from Minneapolis: It's Capitol v. Thomas, Round II

Copyrights & Campaigns

Here's my trial FAQs , Anderson's preview piece , and one from the AP. I'm on scene in Minneapolis for the re-trial of accused peer-to-peer infringer Jammie Thomas, which gets under way tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. C.D.T. I'll be Twittering updates throughout the day ( @bensheffner ) and will do wrap-up blog postings here each night. The parties estimate the trial will take five days.

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Will Facebook username squatting be a problem?

Cyberlaw Central

Here are links to the announcement and to the FAQ for page administrators about the process. On June 13th, at Midnight eastern time, the social networking site Facebook will allow users, and administrators of fan pages with more than 1000 fans, to register vanity URLS. Trademark owners with registrations can register their trademarks with Facebook in order to block potentially infringing URLs from being created. Here is a link to the submission page.

Will MRI’s Patent on Song Matching Be Useful in Discovery?

Music Technology Policy

It appears that Music Reports, Inc. (or

Tech Law Advisor: Willful Copyright Infringement/ Summary Judgment

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Man Charged With Stealing Wi-Fi Signal | Main | Blogger Faq on Labor Law  July 08, 2005 Willful Copyright Infringement. Tech Law Advisor: Willful Copyright Infringement : "Tech Law Advisor.  William Patry: Since June 28th, the Second Circuit has handed down two opinions on willful copyright infringement. Island Software and Computer Service, Inc. Microsoft Corp., 2005 U.S. LEXIS 12766 (2d Cir. June 28, 2005). GMA Accessories, Inc. Oliva Miller, Inc., 2005 U.S. LEXIS 13368 (2d Cir.

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Tech Law Advisor: Willful Copyright Infringement/ Summary Judgment

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Man Charged With Stealing Wi-Fi Signal | Main | Blogger Faq on Labor Law  July 08, 2005 Willful Copyright Infringement. Tech Law Advisor: Willful Copyright Infringement : "Tech Law Advisor.  William Patry: Since June 28th, the Second Circuit has handed down two opinions on willful copyright infringement. Island Software and Computer Service, Inc. Microsoft Corp., 2005 U.S. LEXIS 12766 (2d Cir. June 28, 2005). GMA Accessories, Inc. Oliva Miller, Inc., 2005 U.S. LEXIS 13368 (2d Cir.

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No Transparency For You! (tube)

The Digital Lowdown

Only the truly persistent and inquisitive artist would find the FAQ page and the proper email to voice their objections. Unfortunately, a less than sympathetic employee responded to the artist and reasserted Rumblefish’s authority to monetize the artist’s video. Do you know who is handling your music? You sign up with a digital distributor like CD Baby. . Perhaps you are an artist that selected all the services and options (e.g., Youtube, streaming, etc.).

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Auction Site Lets Lawyers Bid on Contingency Cases

Media Law

However, EagleFee’s FAQ discourages clients from posting “uncounseled statements” on the site. Reverse-auction websites where lawyers bid on cases posted by potential clients are nothing new.

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Comcast Takes Real World Steps to Transition to Next Generation Internet Protocol

New Media and Technology Law

There's further information on the Comcast blog and in a set of FAQs on the Comcast site. When we last wrote about the impending shortage of Internet Protocol Addresses, we compared it to the predicted shortage of oil – something that would probably have to be dealt with a little bit down the road, not necessarily right away.

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10 Minutes for Creative Commons: After 10 Years, It Still Seems to Cost A Lot of Money for Google-Backed Creative Commons to Give Things Away for Free

Music Technology Policy

However, it does not include a recording of someone else’s song (and apparently can’t unless the songwriter is part of the CC license)–but you’d never know that from the license itself unless you really parsed through the language and the FAQ: Be specific about what you are licensing. For example, Here’s the FAQ that seems most applicable to the joint author problem.

From EFF to Obstruction of Justice

Music Technology Policy

the Students: And FAQ for Pre-lawsuit Letter Targets ” and of course who can forget “ Best Practices for Online Service Providers “ (“Effectively obfuscate, aggregate and delete unneeded user information.”). Some of you may remember the guidance that Fred von Lohman gave to p2p operators while he was at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. (See, See, e.g., “ What Peer-to-Peer Developers Need to Know About Copyright Law”). .

The Magic of Gracenote

The Digital Lowdown

For a much more eloquent and accurate description of Gracenote's service, please refer to their FAQ: [link Two weeks ago, I was visited by a music lawyer friend from San Francisco. He was in town promoting a new artist of his. They gave me their new CD fresh from the manufacturer. I popped it into my computer and opened up iTunes. Instead of displaying the album, artist and track names, the playlist merely showed "Track 1", "Track 2", etc.

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The Lawyer’s Deskbook Goes Mobile

Media Law

The FAQ on the app’s website says, “Other legal apps contain statutes, but PUSH Legal is the only legal app that contains case law to boot.”

FCC Form 323 Biennial Ownership Report is Back and Due by July 8, 2010

Broadcast Law Blog

Additional information about the revised form is available on the FCC's Form 323 web site , which contains links to prior orders and notices and includes “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) about the form and its electronic filing capabilities. The FCC Form 323 Biennial Ownership Report -- temporarily off-lined in December for revisions -- has been reworked and is now back.

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Compulsory License Rules For Music Services Finding Songwriters

Music Technology Policy

Because the Internet, let’s say that a Copyright Office circular is kind of like an FAQ or a Wikipedia entry–except with some prima facie authority.)

No Third Party Beneficiary Status under Craigslist Terms of Use

New Media and Technology Law

The court also rejected the argument that the specific limitations in the FAQ on repetitious postings were intended to benefit other users. A primary purpose of a Web site's "Terms of Use" ("ToU") is to reserve to Web site owners the ability to regulate undesirable conduct. But should that ability be extended to third parties?

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Digital Aggregators and Spotify

Music Technology Policy

See the Spotify FAQ. You may have heard of “The Music Business Podcast.” ” It appears to be produced by a fellow named Kyle Bylin. His bio says “ Kyle Bylin is a user researcher at SoundHound Inc.” ” Soundhound is a Spotify partner and is well integrated into the Spotify app. Soundhound also has a voice recognition app that seems to be a direct competitor with Apple’s Siri ( Siri with a PhD ). Why do I mention this?

The Joel Tenenbaum case: Frequently Asked Questions

Copyrights & Campaigns

I've been up front about the fact that I'm sympathetic toward the plaintiffs, but I've tried to play it straight in these FAQs. The trial of accused peer-to-peer infringer Joel Tenenbaum is set to get underway July 27 in Boston. Below are some frequently asked questions, which I will update as events warrant. What's the case in a nutshell?

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The Jammie Thomas Re-trial: Frequently Asked Questions

Copyrights & Campaigns

I've been up front about the fact that I'm sympathetic toward the plaintiffs, but I've tried to play it pretty straight in these FAQs. The re-trial of accused peer-to-peer infringer Jammie Thomas is set to get underway June 15 in Minneapolis. Below are some frequently asked questions, which I will update as events warrant. What's the case in a nutshell?

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More Hot Air from the Cold North

Music Technology Policy

Wedgie" holds forth on the subject of copyright in Canada in an FAQ that one must reasonably believe he thought important on the subject of “Copyright Reform”. With the status quo firmly in mind, let’s take a look at Mr. Wedgie’s latest comments on the state of the law in the digital society in the form of his comments on a recent FAQ circulated to folks who make their livelihood in the Canadian recording industry. The blogger who we know affectionately as "Mr.

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More Hot Air from the Cold North

Music Technology Policy

Wedgie" holds forth on the subject of copyright in Canada in an FAQ that one must reasonably believe he thought important on the subject of “Copyright Reform”. With the status quo firmly in mind, let’s take a look at Mr. Wedgie’s latest comments on the state of the law in the digital society in the form of his comments on a recent FAQ circulated to folks who make their livelihood in the Canadian recording industry. The blogger who we know affectionately as "Mr.

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Race Relations Guide Shines a Spotlight on Hollywood Celebrity Halle Berry - Printer Friendly

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

FAQ: When asked about her race, Halle responds on her website www.hallewood.com by saying: "I was raised by my white mother and every day of my life I have always been aware of the fact that I am bi-racial. Race Relations Guide Shines a Spotlight on Hollywood Celebrity Halle Berry - Printer Friendly Hollywood Celebrities Today - Actors & Actresses. From Susan Pizarro-Eckert,Your Guide to Race Relations.

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Race Relations Guide Shines a Spotlight on Hollywood Celebrity Halle Berry - Printer Friendly

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

FAQ: When asked about her race, Halle responds on her website www.hallewood.com by saying: "I was raised by my white mother and every day of my life I have always been aware of the fact that I am bi-racial. Race Relations Guide Shines a Spotlight on Hollywood Celebrity Halle Berry - Printer Friendly Hollywood Celebrities Today - Actors & Actresses. From Susan Pizarro-Eckert,Your Guide to Race Relations.

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