Copyrights

, The Newest Trend – Animal Selfies?

The Newest Trend – Animal Selfies?

In 2011, a monkey in Indonesia made international news by taking a ‘selfie’ with a photographer’s camera. The female crested black macaque picked up the camera and took not just one, but several selfies....

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, Hit or Miss – Video Games and Computer Code under U.S. Copyright Law

Hit or Miss – Video Games and Computer Code under U.S. Copyright Law

At first glance, video games and computer code may not appear eligible for copyright protection. They seem like intangible subject matter that only consists of zeroes and ones. Further, people generally consider copyright as...

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, Where did that music come from

Where did that music come from

            When someone says anything about the law, many people automatically jump to thoughts of the criminal law process or legislation.  But there is a whole section of intellectual property law devoted to entertainment...

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, Do actors’ have a copyrightable interest in film?

Do actors’ have a copyrightable interest in film?

 In a recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision filed on February 26, 2014, the court ordered YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim video. In correspondence to the decision, many lawyers are thinking that...

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, Art & Culture = $$$

Art & Culture = $$$

              This past week, the Copyright Alliance in collaboration with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), hosted an event where the Director of Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the...

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, Why should I Register My Creation with the Library of Congress?

Why should I Register My Creation with the Library of Congress?

          17 USC § 504 allows a Plaintiff in a Copyright Infringement case to choose between Actual Damages or Statutory Damages, provided the Plaintiff meets the qualifications.     Actual Damages Proving Actual...

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, 3 Strikes…You’re Out?

3 Strikes…You’re Out?

  Last February, the Copyright Alert System (CAS), or the “six strikes” program, went into effect. The program is an agreement between the major media companies and the major Internet service providers[1] (ISPs) to...

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, Fair Use Too Much or Too Little

Fair Use Too Much or Too Little

This past Tuesday January 28, 2014, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Court, Intellectual Property and the Interest held a hearing on the “Scope of Fair Use” that focused on whether Section 107 is working...

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Did Gawker Step in it?

On January 23rd, an early draft of Quentin Tarantino’s 146-page script for The Hateful Eight was leaked online. An irate Tarantino has since pulled the plug on his ensemble Western and filed a copyright...

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“Let’s Play” – No Way!

  If you are an avid gamer who scopes out “Let’s Play” videos on Youtube before you purchase, you might need to rethink your research strategy. In the past few weeks of early December,...

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