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Stites & Harbison PLLC
Ahoy, Mateys! Earlier this week, in Allen v. Cooper the United States Supreme Court held that the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act of 1990, a federal statute stripping states of their sovereign immunity from ...
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
You've formed your company, and you've qualified to do business (if you haven't, see last week's blog). But more than that, you've engaged a third-party web designer (not your employee) to create a web site for you.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
There has been some clarification through litigation, but many significant issues remain unresolved.
McDermott Will & Emery
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed that plaintiffs-appellees' temporary artwork had achieved appropriate stature to be protected by the rarely invoked...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The Philadelphia Phillies are currently in a copyright battle with the design firm Harrison/Erickson Inc., which created the beloved Phillie Phanatic.
Pryor Cashman LLP
Law360 published an article outlining the Ninth Circuit's rejection of the claim Led Zeppelin stole the introduction to "Stairway to Heaven" from a little-known 1967 instrumental ballad.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Fair use analysis requires courts to engage in a time-consuming, case-by-case examination and nuanced balancing of multiple factors, with the ultimate goal of furthering copyright's purposes.
WilmerHale
Randy Wolfe, a guitarist in a band called Spirit, wrote the song Taurus in 1967.
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
As of December 1, 2019, it became necessary for online service providers to renew their DMCA agent designation with the U.S. Copyright Office in order to avail themselves of the protections offered by the DMCA Safe Harbor.
Dennemeyer Group
About 10 years ago, Oracle made its first move to sue Google for infringement of its IP rights of certain application programming interfaces (APIs) within its Java open-source programming language.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
In the late 1980s, the music industry faced what it considered, at the time, to be an existential threat.
McDermott Will & Emery
In many ways, copyright jurisprudence in 2019 was a study in contrasts. While certain cases represented a "back to basics" approach, answering fundamental questions
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
When you retweet - using functionality built into Twitter's platform that is fundamental to how Twitter works - can you be held responsible for copyright infringement...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
When you retweet - using functionality built into Twitter's platform that is fundamental to how Twitter works - can you be held responsible for ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
In February 2018, we wrote a detailed summary of the procedural background of the case and Judge Block's decision (available here)...
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
LEGO-brand building blocks are a delight for children of all ages, and when I was growing up, my household was no exception.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
This post is about the latest skirmish in a high-profile lawsuit between the partial owners of the copyright in one of the most famous songs in R&B music history and everyone's favorite ginger pop star from Great Britain.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Because they allow recoveries of up to $150,000 per infringed work, statutory damages are a powerful copyright remedy.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
LEGO-brand building blocks are a delight for children of all ages, and when I was growing up, my household was no exception.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
"Winning isn't normal." That's the titular quote from author Keith F. Bell's sports psychology book, the beginning of the book's most notable passage
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