Consider the following scenario: You’re a successful business owner, and you have a customer base that’s expanding daily. Recently, you decided it’s time to start a website to continue growing your business, but when you try to register your trademark as your domain name, you find out someone else already owns it. Without warning, you may have just become the victim of cybersquatting.
Lessons from Netflix’s “Narcos” Copyright Infringement Case
A federal judge in Southern Florida recently dismissed a copyright infringement case involving the popular Netflix show “Narcos.” See Miami Herald report here. The case was filed by author and journalist, Virginia Vallejo. Vallejo claimed that the show’s writers and producers copied parts of her book/memoir “Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar.” In her book, Vallejo writes… READ MORE
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What You Should Know About the EU Copyright Directive In February 2019, the European Union finalized its proposal for reforming its copyright laws, titled “Directive on Copyright Law in the Digital Single Market.” If passed, this EU directive on copyrights could have far-reaching consequences for online service providers and managers of online communities.
FOUR FACTORS OF FAIR USE Copyright law states that at least four factors should be taken into should be taken into consideration when determining fair use: The purpose and character of the use The nature of the work The amount and sustainability of the portion used in relation to the work as a whole The… READ MORE
Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Internet Service Providers The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was enacted in 1998 to bring the United States up to date with technology and with international intellectual property treaties. While there are many aspects of the DMCA, one of the most important to web hosts and internet service providers (ISPs)… READ MORE