Category: Copyright Law
17 Things to Know About Copyrights for 2017
With 2017 almost here, I have noticed people posting reminders to update the copyright notices on website footers. And while this is not “wrong,” it shows a common misconception of what copyright law is, what it does, and how it works. So, I thought this would be a good time to review copyright law in… READ MORE
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 …
China has a strong system in place for ensuring the protection of copyrighted material, often resulting in almost immediate action. The Chinese copyright takedown policies are designed to protect the right of “communication through an information network.” This focuses on a right to make sound and audiovisual recordings available to the public over the Internet.
There are three types of intellectual property. They include: (1) trademark; (2) patent; and (3) copyright law. As discussed in Trade Dress Protection, “[a] trademark is a mechanism for identifying the source of a good or service and a technique for providing marketing advantages for the owner of the trademark.” Moreover, while a patent protects… READ MORE
Malibu Media, LLC has filed a new set of lawsuits against individual John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of Michigan. The cases were filed on March 12 and March 13, 2014 under the following case numbers: 1:2014-cv-00241 1:2014-cv-00242 1:2014-cv-00243 1:2014-cv-00244 1:2014-cv-00245 1:2014-cv-00246 1:2014-cv-00247 1:2014-cv-00248 1:2014-cv-00250 1:2014-cv-00251 1:2014-cv-00253 1:2014-cv-00255 1:2014-cv-00256 1:2014-cv-00258 1:2014-cv-00260 1:2014-cv-00261 1:2014-cv-00262… READ MORE