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Artificial Intelligence And IP (Part I)

As AI improves to the point where it can create art works or write newspaper articles, a number of intellectual property questions arise.
Tags: Technology, Law, Copyright, Artificial Intelligence, Intellectual Property, Krista L. Cox

Wikipedia and Reddit Stage Eleventh-Hour Protest Against Alarming EU Copyright Plan

The European Union has been reconsidering its copyright laws for several years, and for months we’ve been trudging towards a final vote. Well, that vote is scheduled for Tuesday, and if approved it could mean the end of the open internet as we know it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Wikipedia, European Union, Copyright, Reddit, Okay, Article 11, Article 13, Eu Copyright Directive

Appeals court knocks down $4M verdict against Zillow

An appeals court has overturned a lower court's ruling that Zillow Group willfully infringed on photos belonging to photography firm VHT and sent the case back to a lower court.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Radio, Fair Use, Zillow, Appeals Court, Zillow Group, Select, VHT, Real Estate Photography, Brian Balduf

Music copyrights and sampling: What you need to know

In the digital music age copyrights and sampling laws have become a much more prescient issue in music. Producer Abid Hussain summarises what you need to know in his great talk at Ableton’s Loop summit. Watch this short video and get to grips with what you need to know. The post Music copyrights and sampling: What you need to know appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Music, Law, Support, Copyright, Production, Copyrights, Ableton, Samples, Digital Music, Producers, Sampling, Sample, Abid Hussain

Peloton Pissed Off Music Execs And Now It Might Have To Pony Up $150 Million

Yesterday, Peloton got a nasty surprise in the form of a $150 million lawsuit from the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA). The suit alleges that for years, the high-end fitness tech company has neglected to pay royalties to songwriters behind more than 1,000 songs for the music heavily featured in its…Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Fitness, Copyright, Peloton, National Music Publishers ' Association NMPA

March 20 roundup

Sports betting: best to ignore the leagues’ special pleadings and let federalism work [Patrick Moran, Cato, related podcast] Everything you thought you knew about corporate personhood in the law is wrong [David Bernstein reviews Adam Winkler’s We the Corporations] Federal judge John Kane, on lawyer’s filings: “I have described them as prolix, meandering, full of unfounded supposition and speculation, repetitive and convoluted almost to the point of being maddening.” And he’s just getting sta...
Tags: Florida, Law, Gambling, Uncategorized, Copyright, Corporate Governance, Democratic Republic of the Congo, David Bernstein, States, Lawyers, Dodd-Frank, Administrative Law, Adam Winkler, John Kane, Scott Greenfield, Mark Chenoweth

The European Copyright Directive: What is it, and why has it drawn more controversy than any other Directive in EU history?

During the week of March 25, the European Parliament will hold the final vote on the Copyright Directive, the first update to EU copyright rules since 2001; normally this would be a technical affair watched only by a handful of copyright wonks and industry figures, but the Directive has become the most controversial issue in EU history, literally, with the petition opposing it attracting more signatures than any other petition in’s history. How did we get here? European regulati...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Post, News, France, Wikipedia, US, America, Eu, Copyright, Eff, European Court Of Justice, European Parliament, Voss, Google Facebook

NYC's New Tourist Trap Claims the Rights to Every Photo You Take Inside of It

New York City’s newest luxury neighborhood, Hudson Yards, officially opened on Friday and visitors are already scrambling to photograph or mock its gilded pinecone landmark structure dubbed the Vessel.Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Copyright, Hudson Yards, Surveillance State, The Vessel

Non Sequiturs: 03.17.19

* With Justice Anthony M. Kennedy off the Supreme Court, who has replaced him as the justice most often in the majority? The answer might surprise you (but note that this is based on only part of the Term). [Empirical SCOTUS] * Speaking of SCOTUS, what does its recent copyright ruling in Fourth Estate v. mean for creators? Here's a clear and concise breakdown. [All Rights Reserved] * In the wake of the giant college admissions scandal, is it time to rethink how elite institutio...
Tags: Asia, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Copyright, Philippines, College Admissions, Donald Trump, Huawei, Constitutional Law, Adam Feldman, Anthony M Kennedy, Fourth Estate, Ty Cobb, Robert Mueller, Non-Sequiturs

More Kardashian Drama: A Legal Fight Over Ownership of the Kimoji Emoji Set–Liebensohn v. Kardashian (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Gabriella Ziccarelli [Eric’s introductory note: I have made a personal life choice to ignore the entire Kardashian enterprise and their constant and often faux drama (except that I have occasionally mocked the Kardashians in my law school exams). I’ve decided that life is short and I should invest my limited energy and attention only into people who truly deserve such a precious resource, and none of the Kardashians, or anyone in their orbit, come close to clearing this stand...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Instagram, Law, Marketing, Copyright, Chicago, Kardashians, Jonathan Cheban, Kardashian, Kim, Oklahoma, Martin Singer, Trademark, Emojis, Unicode, Kim Kardashian West

Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

Photo by Krzyboy2o on Wikimedia Commons This is a post for #OpenBlog19. I attended an event in Utrecht, in the Netherlands way back in 2007, at around the time that social media was emerging as a serious learning technology. Together for two days, we discussed how digital technologies and networks could support learning. The event was called 'Show that you Share' and focused on tools such as Creative Commons, personal learning environments and mobile phones as a means of creating, shari...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Social Media, Sharing, Smartphone, Copyright, Netherlands, Creative Commons, Utrecht, eLearning, PLE, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Personal Learning Environment

Morning Docket: 03.15.19

* "This is not a normal vote. This will be a vote about the very nature of our constitution and the separation of powers." The Senate voted to reject President Trump's declaration of the national emergency, with 12 Republicans joining with their Democratic colleagues. Now, we'll wait for the reality TV spectacular that will be the president's first veto. [Washington Post] * A poster of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the target of anti-Semitic graffiti in New York. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task F...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Copyright, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Deaths, Department Of Justice, Title IX, Donald Trump, Nirvana, Marc Jacobs, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, Kurt Cobain

Copyright Litigation: Now More Expensive And With More Delay Than Ever Before!

Now litigants and courts will waste untold amounts of time and money on a formality that bears little benefit for anyone.
Tags: Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Scott Alan Burroughs

UN Special Rapporteur highlights censorship dangers of proposed EU copyright directive

David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, has said that the European Union’s copyright law should not be at the cost of freedom of expression. Kaye added that the law should be modernised. The latest version (pdf) of the... ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, News, Internet, Censorship, Eu, European Union, Copyright, Un, Intellectual Property, Intermediary Liability, Kaye, Freedom Of Expression, David Kaye, Copyright Directive

Supreme Court Requires Completed Copyright Registration Before Filing Suit–Fourth Estate Public Benefit v. Wall-Street (Guest Blog Post)

Guest Blog Post by Tyler Ochoa On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v., LLC, No. 17-571, 139 S.Ct. ____, 2019 U.S. LEXIS 1730.  The case involved the interpretation of section 411(a) of the Copyright Act, which provides:  “no civil action for infringement of the copyright in any United States work shall be instituted until preregistration or registration of the copyright claim has been made in accordance with this title.”  The questi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Copyright, United States, Library Of Congress, Oracle, Slip, Beard, Copyright Office, U S Supreme Court, Roberts, Congressional, Ginsburg, Ninth Circuit

Arcade Machine Caught Using Mario Kart 8 Music

Yet another instance of official Nintendo music being used by a questionably licensed source has emerged, this time with the soundtrack “Mario Circuit” from Mario Kart 8 being used in a non-Nintendo arcade game (and presumably without proper permission). The tweet bringing the matter to attention provided video of the arcade machine playing the familiar […]
Tags: Games, Music, Copyright, Nintendo, Anime, Mario Kart, Arcade Gaming, Arcade Machine Caught Using Mario Kart, Mario Circuit

Interview with Artist Andy Russell

We sat down with LoTempio Law displaying artist Andy Russell to ask him about his background, the inspiration for his work, and his advice for other artists. What are you trying to accomplish as an artist? My artwork is meant to portray perfect worlds of well-being in this hectic world that we live in. They […] The post Interview with Artist Andy Russell appeared first on Vincent LoTempio | Registered Patent Attorney, Trademark, and Copyright | 1-800-866-0039.
Tags: Art, Interviews, Blog, Copyright, Innovation, Interesting Stuff, Vincent LoTempio, Andy Russell, LoTempio Law, Artpartnering

The Tyranny of Fair Use (Part III): A Judge’s Critique, Explosive Data, and One Sad Saga

The increasingly muddy morass of the “fair use” doctrine.
Tags: Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Fair Use, Pierre Leval, Small Law Firms, Scott Alan Burroughs

March 6 roundup

A longtime progressive objects to the diversity pledge (applying to personal and professional lives alike) soon to be expected of Ontario lawyers and paralegals as a condition of their licenses [Murray Klippenstein with Bruce Pardy, Quillette] More on Cato’s First Amendment challenge to SEC gag-order settlements [Cato Daily Podcast with Clark Neily, Robert McNamara, and Caleb Brown] “Federal judge sanctions lead lawyer in Roundup trial for opening statement ‘misconduct'” [Debra Cassens Weiss...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Copyright, Canada, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Ontario, Cato, Ninth Circuit, Sotomayor, CALEB BROWN, Eugene Volokh, Stephen Reinhardt, Paul Levy, Matthew Feeney, Cassens Weiss ABA Journal

It’s Really Hard to Win a Motion to Dismiss Based on 512(c)–Myeress v. Buzzfeed

512(c) and 230 diverge in key procedural respects, including the implicaitons of scienter for motions to dismiss. Section 230(c)(1) has no scienter standards, so defendants can win on motions to dismiss despite virtually any scienter allegations. In contrast, Section 512(c)’s burgeoning list of scienter exceptions make it difficult or impossible to win on a motion to dismiss, even if the plaintiff makes only perfunctory allegations of scienter. Plus, Section 512(c) defenses have a dozen other el...
Tags: Law, Buzzfeed, Copyright, Miami, Iqbal, Derivative Liability, BuzzFeed Inc, Myeress, Community Section of Defendant

Content Groups Fear Supreme Court Decision Will Make It More Difficult to Curb Piracy

WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court ruling Monday could make it more difficult to fight online copyright infringement, according to groups representing record labels and other content creators. The justices rules in the case of Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall LLC that copyright holders can only file a lawsuit when the U.S. […]
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Copyright, Riaa, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp, Wall Street Com LLC, Content Groups Fear Supreme Court

Soulja Boy Samples Zelda’s Main Theme For New Song

In what may be a move to spite Nintendo, relentlessly criticized rapper Soulja Boy has released a new song called “Zelda” which possesses a sampling of the Legend of Zelda main theme – a decision that may earn the rapper more unwanted attention from Nintendo. The song is naturally laden with all sorts of profanities […]
Tags: Games, Music, Usa, Celebrities, Copyright, Bizarre, Nintendo, Anime, Zelda, Soulja Boy, Soulja Boy Samples Zelda

Viz Media Has Issued Over 200 Million Copyright Takedown Requests

American anime and manga distributor Viz Media has been revealed as one of the world’s most prolific when it comes to issuing copyright takedown requests, submitting over 200 million in its lifetime: the fourth-highest of any copyright holder. Google’s latest transparency report shows that Western anime and manga licensor Viz Media has requested the takedown […]
Tags: Google, Law, Copyright, Statistics, Piracy, Anime, VIZ Media

“Community Theaters Kill ‘Mockingbird’ Productions After Lawsuit Threat”

Atticus Grinch: “From Massachusetts to Utah, small community theater productions of To Kill a Mockingbird are being shut down under threat of a lawsuit by the producer of the new Broadway production. “It doesn’t matter that the new version, penned by Aaron Sorkin, is completely different from the Christopher Sergel play that’s been performed by high school students and community theater actors for decades. Nor does it matter that the community theaters paid a licensing fee of at least $100 per p...
Tags: Utah, Law, Aaron Sorkin, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Copyright, Broadway, Harper Lee, Scott Rudin, Christopher Sergel, Dramatic Publishing Company, Atticus Grinch, Matthew S Schwartz NPR

Biglaw Firm Sanctioned Over ‘Willful Disobedience’ Of Court

The Biglaw firm's representation of a porn studio/copyright troll has landed them in trouble with a federal judge... again.
Tags: Technology, Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Fox Rothschild, Carolyn Delaney, Strike 3, Lincoln Bandlow

Morning Docket: 03.01.19

* Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows have referred Michael Cohen to the Justice Department, claiming that they have evidence that Trump’s former fixer “committed perjury and knowingly made false statements“ during his testimony before the House Oversight Committee. [CNN] * Meanwhile, thanks to Cohen’s testimony, Allen Weisselberg, the longtime chief financial officer of the Trump Organization who has already been granted immunity by SDNY prosecutors, will be called to testify before the House In...
Tags: Law, Time Warner, Senate, Nbc News, Copyright, AT&T, Antitrust, Cbs, Pornography, Department Of Justice, House Intelligence Committee, Cyberstalking, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Law Schools, Biglaw

Raindrops On Roses And Whiskers On Kittens . . . And A Few Of My Favorite Fair Use Things We Enjoy Every Day

The next time you use a search engine, enjoy parody, share a meme, or read the news, give thanks for fair use.
Tags: Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Fair Use, Krista L. Cox, Fair Use Week

The Tyranny Of Fair Use (Part II): One Person’s Outsized Impact On Copyright Law

Fair use in copyright wasn't always so 'transformative' until this law review article was published.
Tags: Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Fair Use, Pierre Leval, Scott Alan Burroughs

Yet Another Arrested for Selling Lewd Modified Love Live! Figurines

A Kyoto man has been arrested for selling lewd “devil modifications” of Love Live! figurines, with such a business apparently being much more in demand than some might have expected. 49-year-old Kyoto resident Takuya Matsuda has been arrested for selling figurines in which the heads of Love Live! (and Gundam) characters were put onto more […]
Tags: Japan, Crime, Law, Copyright, Anime, Kyoto, Gunma, Anime Figures, Love Live, Ero-figures, Takuya Matsuda