Last week, in a 7–2 decision authored by Justice Sotomayor, the Supreme Court ruled that a 1984 work by artist Andy Warhol, portraying world-renowned singer Prince against an orange backgroundContinue Reading SCOTUS Holds Warhol’s “Prince Series” Is Not Fair Use
New Copyright Claims Board
The quicker, streamlined, and less expensive method for resolving copyright infringement matters valued at under $30,000 will soon be available to copyright enforcers. Currently scheduled to begin hearing cases in…
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Stimulus Package Includes Major Changes to Trademark & Copyright Law
The pandemic relief and economic stimulus legislation that hurriedly passed Congress at the tail end of 2020, named the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (“the Act”), resulted in major changes…
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The Fourth Circuit Issues Litigants A Strong Reminder Of The Risks Associated With Failing To Preserve Evidence
On July 16, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision highlighting the critical need for litigants to preserve evidence once notified of a potential…
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Ninth Circuit Expands Access to Attorneys’ Fees in Copyright Cases
Our colleague, Melissa Scott, recently wrote an alert on an opinion from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals about access to attorneys’ fees in copyright infringement cases. The underlying…
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Suit Takes Aim at Internet Archive, Spurs End of National Emergency Library
An update from Kaitie Eke, one of the firm’s summer associates:
A copyright infringement lawsuit filed by four major publishing companies against the Internet Archive has prompted early termination of…
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The Landscape of Copyright Co-Ownership
An update from Kevin Sandoval, one of the firm’s summer associates:
What started as a copyright infringement claim against the California high school that inspired the television series “Glee” has…
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Copyright for Law Texts Rejected
Following up on an earlier blog post about the State of Georgia’s ability to copyright the annotations to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (“OCGA”), the U.S. Supreme Court finally…
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Does AI Infringe? Do You?
Artificial Intelligence, commonly referred to as AI, is increasingly being used to perform tasks previously only capable of being done by humans. For example, some companies are pioneering automated journalism…
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Copyright for Annotations to Legal Text?
During this coming term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear an interesting case involving the State of Georgia’s ability to copyright the annotations to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated…
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