Grumpy Cat Brings Grumpy Lawsuit Over Infringement of Intellectual Property

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The famous feline — or her owners — target a coffee company allegedly not living up to a licensing deal. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Michael Jackson Tax Judge Allows Trial Testimony About Intellectual Property Mashups

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The judge is dealing with the issue of what — and how — a theoretical buyer would have paid Jackson for the right to use his name and image. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Katy Perry's Met Gala Dress Said to Violate Graffiti Artist's Intellectual Property

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Rime, a superstar in his own right, targets a high-end Italian apparel brand that allegedly paid Perry to wear it. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Style Business THR Online

Beverage Company Swipes Back at Grumpy Cat in Intellectual Property Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The legal catfight gives the famous feline another reason to be grumpy. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

World Intellectual Property Day PSA Debuts (Video)

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Alex Ben Block Campaign targets websites selling counterfeit goods and copyrighted content being illegally distributed. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Television Business

Intellectual Property in Farm Operations?

The Legal Satyricon

This just in from the “could Flori-duh get any dumber&# department. SB 1246 by Sen. Jim Norman, R-Tampa, would make it a first-degree felony to photograph a farm without first obtaining written permission from the owner. A farm is defined as any land “cultivated for the purpose of agricultural production, the raising and breeding of [.]. First Amendment Flori-duh imbeciles

National Security and International Intellectual Property Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Levin, Elon University School of Law; Stanford University Center for Internet and Society, has published Bring in the Nerds: Secrecy, National Security and the Creation of International Intellectual Property Law at 30 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal David S.

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Is Intellectual Property Essential? Kevin Flynn Hackers vs. Walt Disney Backers

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Part 5 of a series: The Great Fallacy of Intellectual Property In this series of posts, I'm arguing that the central economic theory of intellectual property law is wrong. Copyright Cyber Economics Film For Law Profs The Great Fallacy of Intellectual Property

Using Legislative Action To Protect Intellectual Property

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas, University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration; Business Law & Legal Studies, and Cassandra Aceves, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, have published Vanquish Copyright Pirates, Patent Trolls, and Content Counterfeiters: Protecting Intellectual Property Through Legislative Change Robert E.

It's a Crazy Intellectual Property World

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

It's a Crazy Intellectual Property World From Apple trying to register a trademark of "App Store" to Apple suing someone for selling white iPhone kits, to CBS being the subject of a lawsuit for copyright infringement; it is a crazy intellectual property world.

April 18: Moral Rights Symposium at U.S. Copyright Office/George Mason Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Music Technology Policy

Copyright Office and the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at the George Mason University School of Law. I am honored to have been asked to participate in this symposium on moral rights co-sponsored by the U.S.

Learn copyright law basics from a comic book!?

Gordon P. Firemark

Entertainment Law Intellectual property A copyright law comic book? One of my clients just kindly pointed me to a link for a cool little project coming out of Duke University. It's a comic book style presentation of copyright law basics, and it's worth a look.

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Dinwoodie on Diversifying Perspectives of the International Intellectual Property System @OxfordLawFac

Media Law Prof Blog

Dinwoodie, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, has published Diversifying Perspectives of the International Intellectual Property System at The Intellectual Property System in a Time of Change? European and Intellectual Perspectives 222 (Christopher Geiger ed.,

Dispatches from the front in the primate intellectual property war

The Legal Satyricon

Crime and Federalism shows us why we should respect primate claims to intellectual property. DeVoy Monkeys and copyrights have become a topic of fierce debate, and are at the leading edge of the great ongoing war between apes and humanity. Please, someone amend the Copyright Act so that we may know peace in [.]. Blog Loot

Asked & Answered: should I register multiple copyrights together!

Gordon P. Firemark

Entertainment Law attorney copyright Entertainment law entertainment lawyer folio Intellectual property multiple registration youtube Q: Angel asks about registering his multiple copyrights under a single folio of works. This video provides my answer: A: .

Breakey on Natural Intellectual Property Rights and the Public Domain

Media Law Prof Blog

Breakey, Griffith University, has published Natural Intellectual Property Rights and the Public Domain at 73 Modern Law Review 208 (2010). No natural rights theory justifies strong intellectual property rights. Hugh E.

7 big benefits of registering your copyrights early.

Gordon P. Firemark

Entertainment Law Intellectual property copyright registration Copyright Registration should happen within 3 months after a work is first published.

Asked & Answered: The Wizard of Oz and the public domain.

Gordon P. Firemark

My Answer: Asked & Answered Entertainment Law Intellectual property

Dr. Seuss Enterprises Suing Over 'Star Trek' Mashup

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is the subject of an intellectual property lawsuit. A book project titled "Oh, The Places You'll Boldly Go!" read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

AFM & SAG-AFTRA Fund in the Spotlight at ASCAP Expo

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The little-known AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund pays royalties even to oft-neglected session musicians and backup singers.

Merges on What Kind of Right Are Intellectual Property Rights? @BerkeleyLawNews

Media Law Prof Blog

Merges, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, is publishing "What Kind of Rights Are Intellectual Property Rights?" Robert P. in Oxford Handbook of IP Law (R. Dreyfuss and J. Pila, eds., Oxford U.P.) forthcoming). Here is the abstract.

Oral Testimony of David Lowery to House Subcommittee On Courts Intellectual Property and the Internet Jan 28 2014

Music Technology Policy

Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Reblogged from The Trichordist: House of Representatives. The Scope of Fair Use”. David Lowery Oral Testimony and Notes. January 28th 2014.

Handke on Intellectual Property in Creative Industries: The Economic Perspective @erasmusuni

Media Law Prof Blog

Christian Handke, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Faculty of History and Arts, is publishing Intellectual Property in Creative Industries: The Economic Perspective in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries (C.

Anne Hathaway Monster Movie Settles Lawsuit From Godzilla Rights Holders

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Toho alleged that producers of 'Colossal' were selling the film without regards to its intellectual property. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business THR Online

Randazza on Morality and Intellectual Property Rights

The Legal Satyricon

Randazza, Freedom of Expression and Morality Based Impediments to the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, 16 NEV. If the title doesn’t grip you, it discusses “The Slants” case, CUMFIESTA, Fuckingmachines, SCREW YOU, Nutsacks, and Japanese porn. Marc J. 107.Filed under: misc.

Cronin on Law and Odor: Elusive Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Protections For Fragrances

Media Law Prof Blog

Charles Patrick Desmond Cronin, USC Gould School of Law, is publishing Law and Odor: Elusive Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Protections for Fragrances in Unconventional Copyright (Forthcoming).

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Recent Developments In Intellectual Property Law, 2014

Media Law Prof Blog

Taylor, both of Southern Methodist University School of Law are publishing Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law — A 2014 Retrospective in the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal (2015). Keith Robinson and David O. Here is

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Seuba, Geiger, and Lu on The Evaluation and Modernization of the Legal Framework for the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

Media Law Prof Blog

Xavier Seuba, Christophe Geiger, and Linhua Lu, all of the University of Strasbourg, Centre for International Intellectural Property Studies (CEIPI), have published The Evaluation and Modernisation of the Legal Framework for the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights as Centre for

Ricketson and Ginsburg on Intellectual Property in News

Media Law Prof Blog

Ginsburg, Columbia Law School, are publishing Intellectual Property in News? in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment (Sam Ricketson and Megan Richardson, eds., Sam Ricketson, Melbourne Law School, and Jane C. Why Not? Edward Elgar, 2016) (forthcoming

Producer Sues Animal Logic Over 'Peter Rabbit,' 'Lego Movie' Sequels

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jason Lust says Animal Logic Entertainment conned him into giving up his intellectual property, according to the lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online The LEGO Movie

Husovec @Hutko on Intellectual Property Rights and Integration By Conflict: The Past, Present, and Future

Media Law Prof Blog

Martin Husovec, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); Tilburg University Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT); Stanford University Law School Center for Internet and Society, has published Intellectual Property Rights and Integration by Conflict: The Past, Present and Future

Liebenau on What Intellectual Property Can Learn From Online Privacy, and Vice Versa

Media Law Prof Blog

Diana Liebenau, Harvard Law School and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, is publishing What Intellectual Property Can Learn from Online Privacy, and Vice Versa in volume 30 of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology.

Copyright Office Announces Rules for New Electronic Filing System for Service Provider’s Designated Agents for Take-Down Notices Under Section 512 Safe Harbor for User-Generated Content

Broadcast Law Blog

Intellectual Property On Line Media Website Issues designated agent for take down notice notice and take down Section 512 copyright act user generated contentSection 512 of the Copyright Act provides a safe harbor for Internet service providers whose systems are used to transmit content created by third parties which infringes on copyrights.

The Future of Digital Cinema May Be At Stake in Lawsuit Over Interoperability

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

GDC and Dolby go to war over whether the messages and commands that allow motion pictures to play on screen are a protected form of intellectual property.

Beware of Music in Your Podcasts – SoundExchange, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC Don’t Give You the Rights You Need

Broadcast Law Blog

Intellectual Property Internet Radio Music Rights On Line Media Programming Regulations Website Issues mechanical royalty music in podcasts musical composition musical work performing rights organization public performance reproduction of music sound recording Last week, I listened in to presentation by RAIN News providing an excellent overview of the digital music industry (their Whitepaper setting out the findings reported during the presentation is available here ).

Randazza on Freedom of Expression and Morality Based Impediments to the Enforcement of Intellectual Property RIghts

Media Law Prof Blog

Randazza, Randazza Legal Group and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is publishing Freedom of Expression and Morality Based Impediments to the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in volume 16 of the Nevada Law Journal (2016). Marc J.

Menell, Lemley, and Merges on Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age

Media Law Prof Blog

Merges, University of California, School of Law, have published Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age: 2016 - Chapters 1 and Peter S. Menell, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School, and Robert P.

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SERIAL Trademark Denied – Should One of the Most Popular Podcasts Ever Be Able to Protect Its Name?

Broadcast Law Blog

Intellectual Property On Line Media Trademark patent and trademark office secondary meaning serial podcast trademark trademark registrationThis article was written by two new contributors to the Blog, trademark attorneys Radhika “Ronnie” Raju and Kelly Donohue.

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Justifying the Protection of Intellectual Property

Media Law Prof Blog

Moore, University of Washington Department of Philosophy, has published Intellectual Property and Copyright. Legal protections for intellectual property have a rich history that stretches back to ancient Greece and before. Adam D. Here is the abstract. As different legal systems

Jersey Boys’ use of Ed Sullivan Clip is fair use

Gordon P. Firemark

Intellectual property Theatre law fair use theater theatre producerJersey Boys’ use of Ed Sullivan Clip is fair use.