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Cultural And Intellectual Property Appropriation: Disputes Over Culturally-Inspired Fashions
If you haven't heard already, New York Fashion Week is here! As usual, a lineup of awe-inspiring shows is expected to roll out over the next several days
United States
14 Feb 2019
Second Circuit: Sales Of Pre-Owned Digital Music Infringe Copyright
A copyright owner's exclusive rights, codified at Section 106 of the Copyright Act, include the right to control both the reproduction and the distribution of a work.
United States
20 Dec 2018
Everybody Dance Now! Actually, Don't … That Choreography May Be Copyrighted
'Tis the season of summer stock, music festivals, and outdoor performances.
United States
10 Sep 2018
French Court Finds Jeff Koons Appropriated Copyrighted Photograph That "Saved Him Creative Work"
Jeff Koons is a well-known U.S. sculptor. In 2013, one of his "Balloon Dog" sculptures was purchased for $58.4 million dollars, the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist.
United States
8 May 2017
The Avant-Garde Nun Who Created The World's Largest Copyrighted Work Of Visual Art
Besides adding an unexpected touch of beauty to a utilitarian structure, the "Rainbow Swash," as the formally untitled work is commonly called, had the distinction of being the largest copyrighted...
United States
5 Jan 2017
Happy Birthday To Me: An Iconic Song Enters The Public Domain After Copyright Settlement
As I turn 50 years old this week, I can't help but think of the famous Happy Birthday song and the class action that resulted in its entering the public domain earlier this year.
United States
18 Oct 2016
Copyright At The Museum: Musings In Anticipation Of The IPO Dinner At The MoMA
As a fan of modern art, I am looking forward to the dinner reception at next week's Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), which will be held at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
United States
9 Sep 2016
Shakespeare And Copyright: 5 Things You Should Know
Last year, I made a terrible mistake. When I published Harry Potter Lawsuits and Where to Find Them on this blog, I pronounced that "Ms. Rowling and her works pop up in court more than any author...
United States
15 Apr 2016
Celebrity Trademark Watch: Can Taylor Swift Shake Off Accusations Of Trademark Greed?
Had enough of Taylor Swift yet? For those of you who hate to love her, you might consider Swiftamine, because she is not going anywhere anytime soon.
United States
17 Feb 2015
(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Enforce Your Copyrights!)
The Beastie Boys can look back on 2014 as a year of good copyright outcomes.
United States
9 Feb 2015
When Judges Met Jazz: The First Decade Of Jazz Law
In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month, we recall the first judicial decisions in which jazz music was the subject of a legal dispute.
United States
5 Jun 2014
Copyright Office To Study Music Licensing
The United States Copyright Office has announced the initiation of a study of the effectiveness of existing methods of music licensing.
United States
3 Apr 2014
Imagine There’s No Safe Harbor: Does The DMCA Apply To Pre-1972 Sound Recordings?
Vimeo, the online video service, is seeking leave to appeal to the Second Circuit on the issue of whether sound recordings made prior to 1972 are covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
United States
18 Oct 2013
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