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Hitpiece Logo and Copyright Infringement

Recently, a website called launched. This website claims to sell NFTs of songs. The problem is that the website has no license or permission to use the songs. And the library of NFTs include some of the biggest names in the music industry and some of our personal favorites (Jackie Venson). The use of… READ MORE

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An Overview of Cybersquatting Laws

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… READ MORE

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Copyright Infringement Fraud: A Serious Problem

Copyright infringement is serious business and a true violation is something that should be addressed as soon as possible. But what if it isn’t a true violation? What if it was a ploy to make money? And, whether true or a scheme, how would …

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Retail Clothing Scams and Copyright Infringements: Can you Really Trust the Retailer’s Website?

Chances are pretty high that if you have a Facebook account you’ve seen the ads for online clothing companies such as RoseGal, RoseWe, DressLily, SammyDress, and Choies. They have pictures of stunning dresses, swimsuits, sweaters, and other clothes, and their prices are incredibly low – often less than $20 for most items. Some people have… READ MORE

How Bad Can It Be? Penalties Under the SCPA

Over $30 million in damages, with an additional $6 million in interest and costs. That’s the price Clear Logic, Inc found itself paying after losing an infringement claim under the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act (“SCPA”). In 2005, the Ninth Circuit Court affirmed a case coming out of the Northern District of California regarding an infringement… READ MORE

The SCPA: Semiconductor Chip Protection

Not really Copyright law and not really Patent law, but somewhere in between: this is where the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act (“SCPA”) stands in US intellectual property law. In 1992 a case came before the Federal Circuit Court that resulted in a detailed explanation of the SCPA and a look at what Congress really intended.Brooktree… READ MORE

Trademarks and Copyrights and Patents: Oh My

The world of intellectual property law primarily focuses on protecting assets. And the law provides different forms of protection depending on the asset. In general, these protections are found in copyrights, trademarks, and patents. These …

VARA and the Moral Right to Art

It took Michelangelo over four years to complete the Sistine Chapel—it might take you four seconds to download a high-resolution picture of it from Google. In 2016, Michelangelo may have been a starving artist. Fortunately for Michelangelo, and many other great Renaissance artists, the church and rich merchants were able to pay so much money… READ MORE

Legal Issues in Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is a fast growing technology with major implications in the legal realm. While it is not necessarily a new technology, its increased use is bringing up more legal questions than ever before. How are copyrights and trademarks…

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Fathers And Daughters BitTorrent Suit Filed in Michigan

Fathers and Daughters Nevada has filed suit in the Eastern District of Michigan (Fathers and Daughters Nevada, LLC v Does 1-15, Case No. 2:16-cv-10372) against fifteen John Doe defendants (Does 1-15) who they believe have illegally copied and distributed its copyrighted work, the movie “Fathers and Daughters,” via bit torrent sites. The defendants, who haven’t… READ MORE

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