Articles in Copyright
What do you do when you can’t figure out who has standing under the Lanham Act? Make a new rule! At least, that’s what the Supreme Court did in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc.
After three tests confused all Circuit Courts and plaintiffs alike, a unanimous Supreme Court created a clearer rule and affirmed the decision to give Static Control their chance at justice. Read about it here.
The “Innocence of Muslims” saga is far from over as Garcia and Google continue to fight it out in court.
EA Sports shies away from allowing users to share creations in order to avoid copyright issues.
The estate of the Notorious B.I.G. is being sued for the copyright infringement of a 1970′s song that was sampled in the 1990′s hit “The What.”
Is Dropbox reading my files? Kinda. What is known as a hash-based DMCA compliance system, Dropbox is simply (and legally) able to identify infringing material and disable access to it, without going into personal folders.
This month, after a three-week long trial, a jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York found former MP3tunes Chief Executive Michael Robertson liable for copyright infringement. In addition, the jury found Robertson willfully blind to the infringing materials on his company’s website.
While some of us are very excited for the much anticipated Spider-Man movie that is scheduled to come out this May, little did we know Disney has recently become locked in a literal “web” of lawsuits over this famous superhero.
The notice-and-takedown provisions of the DMCA have been in the spotlight this month, with Congress and the Department of Commerce looking into the process and long-running litigation finally coming to an end.
Reality stars Lisa and Brittny Gastineau accused of copying Loree Rodkin’s copyrighted designs.
The Grammy-winning hip-hop band, Beastie Boys has settled their copyright infringement countersuit with GoldieBlox, a feminist toy company founded to empower young girls and break down gender stereotypes. After months of litigation, GoldieBlox was issued to formally apologize and to pay royalties to a STEM charity.