You wouldn't think that there was much protectable intellectual property in the classic "Hangman" word game. In Hangman, as you probably know, one player thinks of a word or phrase and the second player tries to figure out what it is. The word or phrase is initially represented by a fixed number of dashes, which comprise the number of letters that it contains.[Read More]
12 Aug · Mon 2013
Hangman Lives to Pursue a Copyright Claim
04 Aug · Sun 2013
The T- Shirt Found No Love – Rihanna Wins in Court
International singing star Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty to the court) won a lawsuit in July in England against the Top Shop stores over the manufacture and sale of an unauthorized T-Shirt bearing her image. Merchandise (such as T-shirts, jackets, buttons) is a very big business; so the respective rights of celebrities and merchants are important. I frequently work on licenses and litigation in this area and know firsthand how valuable these rights are – and how seriously infringements are taken.
28 Jul · Sun 2013
Good deeds and Minimal Unauthorized Copying of Copyrighted Works
15 Jul · Mon 2013
Artists and Lawyers
08 Jul · Mon 2013
Prince of Fair Use
The Next Great Copyright Act
07 Jul · Sun 2013
I Know I Am, But What Am I? Two Music Stars in a Trademark Dispute
05 Jul · Fri 2013
Happy Birthday to You – Who Will Celebrate the Song’s Copyright?
14 Mar · Thu 2013
Who’s Afraid of Fair Use? Is Fair Use a Right and Not a Defense Any More?
Fair use as a defense to claims of copyright infringement is on the rise. A recent case highlights a shift in favor of fair use claimants to use copyrighted work[Read More]
12 Mar · Tue 2013
Fifty Shades of Grey and Fan Fiction: Do You Own Your User-Generated Content?
Patent Trolls Aren’t the Only IP Trolls in the Forest: Copyright Trolls
Patent trolls aren't the only intellectual property "trolls". What are tactics of copyright trolls?[Read More]
11 Mar · Mon 2013
The Copyright Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
10 Mar · Sun 2013
Your Life in Photos: Privacy and a New Kind of Camera
26 Feb · Tue 2013
Don’t Mention My Name: Pitbull and Lindsay Lohan in Court
25 Feb · Mon 2013
A Copyright Alert about a Copyright Alert: Internet Service Providers Undertake a New Program
Internet Service Providers are voluntarily assisting copyright owners by alerting customers of possible copyright misbehavior via their accounts.[Read More]