We wrote recently about our outrage at white nationalists modifying and using the Detroit Red Wing’s famous “winged wheel” logo. Our outrage continues and we take a closer look at the potential lawsuit that might be in order. This is also a timely way to consider some other lessons such as no-assets defendants and so-called… READ MORE
Sued for Copyright Infringement? Three Questions to Ask Immediately
Sued for Copyright Infringement? Three Questions to Ask Immediately Does the Plaintiff Have a Copyright Registration and When Did it Issue? When Did the Alleged Infringement Occur? Worst Case Scenario, What Kind of Damages Are Reasonably on the Table? If you do not regularly get angry letters from attorneys, reading one that accuses you of… READ MORE
What You Should Know About the EU Copyright Directive
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.
Copyright law protects any creative/artistic work as soon as it is fixed in a tangible medium. As the owner of the creative/artistic work, you own a variety of rights associated with your work, including the exclusive right to distribute, reproduce, perform, display, and prepare derivative works. Copyright registration exists separately from common law copyright protection… READ MORE