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

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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 …

VARA and the Moral Right to Art

t 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.

The Ins and Outs of Copyright Law

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 v. Does, Eastern District of Michigan

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

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