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Intellectual Property Litigation Alert >> Copying Photographs Found Online And The Fair Use Defense
Two recent federal court decisions involving a company's unauthorized use of a photograph found online illustrate how courts evaluate the fair use defense to a claim that the company infringed the photographer's copyright.
United States
19 Jul 2019
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Music >> What's Going On? Another Marvin Gaye Lawsuit Tests The Limits Of Copyright Protection
Just when you thought it was over, another copyright infringement lawsuit involving a Marvin Gaye song is set for trial.
United States
18 Jul 2019
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Copyright >> Supreme Court Settles Circuit Split On When A Plaintiff May Sue
The Supreme Court handed down a unanimous copyright decision in March 2019 with implications for anyone involved in a copyright dispute, as well as for marketers and brands that create and use copyrighted materials.
United States
18 Jul 2019
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Augmented Reality Leapfrogs Its Virtual Cousin, But Will Legal Questions Slow Its Momentum?
Flip back through articles, columns, tweets and other prognostications from marketing pundits over the past decade plus
United States
14 Nov 2018
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Intellectual Property Litigation Alert >> When Does "Copying" A Photograph Of A Building Constitute Copyright Infringement?
A recent decision from a Pennsylvania federal court underscores that there is generally no copyright protection in an actual building or a skyline of buildings ...
United States
30 Oct 2018
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Entertainment, Media & Sports Alert >> President Trump Signs The Music Modernization Act Into Law
The MMA also updates processes for how mechanical royalties are calculated and split among the artists and songwriters.
United States
17 Oct 2018
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Street Art, Copyright Infringement, And De Minimis Use
The legal protections afforded to graffiti and "street art" artists have gained increased visibility in recent months.
United States
7 Sep 2018
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Copyright >> Inline Links To Unlicensed Third-Party Content Now May Be Copyright Infringement
For years, copyright attorneys throughout the country have relied on a decision from a Federal appellate court in the 9th Circuit to advise clients that they may safely place on their websites...
United States
25 May 2018
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Are APIs No Longer Safe To Use When Creating Mobile And Other Software Applications?
A recent decision in the longstanding fight between Oracle and Google could change the way software developers and programmers use APIs when creating mobile and other software applications.
United States
8 May 2018
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The Ninth Circuit's "Blurred Lines" Decision: What Advertisers Should Know
In a much-anticipated decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to overturn a 2015 jury verdict that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' hit "Blurred Lines" infringed on Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up."
United States
5 Apr 2018
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Can Anyone Be Happy Together After Sirius XM Copyright Decision?
Flo & Eddie Inc., the owner of the sound recordings such as "Happy Together" created by the 1960s band The Turtles, brought suit against Sirius XM on behalf of itself and a class of pre-1972...
United States
19 Apr 2017
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Courts, Not Congress, Are Resolving Copyright Issues
The most significant developments in U.S. copyright law will be coming from the courts and not elected officials this year, continuing a trend from 2016.
United States
19 Apr 2017
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New Copyright Office Regulations Require Websites To Re-Register For DMCA Safe Harbor Protection
The Copyright Office recently implemented new regulations governing how websites and other online service providers must register a designated agent for receiving copyright infringement notices...
United States
22 Dec 2016
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Second Circuit Narrows 'Red Flag Knowledge' Exception To DMCA's Safe Harbor Protections For ISPs
In a long-standing case brought against the video platform Vimeo by several music publishers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently set the bar high for copyright owners to succeed in their infringement claims.
United States
19 Aug 2016
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Legally Speaking: How To Stay Out Of Real-Time Marketing Hot Water
The start of any new year typically brings advertisers and their marketing agencies a veritable real-time marketing bonanza.
United States
6 Jun 2016
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2016 Mitigating Risk: Key Litigation Developments - Intellectual Property >> Expanding Reach Of The Copyright Fair Use Defense
Two court decisions in 2015 illustrate the expanding reach of the fair use defense.
United States
12 Apr 2016
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The Rise Of Ad Blocking
Ad blocking, long a concern of agencies, marketers and publishers, has emerged this year as the hot topic in the digital advertising industry.
United States
21 Oct 2015
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Live Video-Streaming Apps Pose Legal Challenges For Content Owners
Although people have been using smartphones to shoot videos they share on social-media platforms for some time, live video-streaming apps are bringing sports, entertainment, and media events to mass audiences like never before.
United States
17 Aug 2015
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Entertainment, Media & Sports Alert - Live Video-Streaming Apps Pose Challenges for Sports and Entertainment Industries
The transmission of live events through video-streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat is raising concerns among rights holders. Advances in both legal and technological tools will be needed to effectively combat unauthorized transmissions.
United States
30 Jun 2015
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Government Seizes Websites On Suspicion Of Copyright Infringement
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a unit of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), recently seized several websites on suspicion of posting downloadable copyrighted materials without the authority of the copyright owners.
United States
27 Jul 2011
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