Posts in Copyright


Copyright Policy Should Be Based On Facts, Not Rhetoric

After nearly twenty years with the DMCA, the Copyright Office has launched a new study to examine the impact and effectiveness of this system, and voices on …

Article about copying and forgeries is plagiarized by an IP attorney

Earlier this week a friend posted a magazine article, “The Rise of Fakes and False Attributions in the Art World,” on social media. The article was about …
By Leila Amineddoleh 2 days ago 9

Achieving a balanced IP system to ensure content creators can keep creating in the digital age

I think the long-term benefits to authors are greater than the downsides or the risks. But, like any time there's a shakeup of an industry, there are …
By Gene Quinn 3 days ago 3

IP litigation report shows downward trends in patent, file sharing copyright and IPR cases

One aspect of the recent Lex Machina report that should jump out to anyone who has closely followed the patent litigation sector over the past few years …
By Steve Brachmann 4 days ago 0

Intellectual Property Professors Call on Congress to Modernize the Copyright Office

As the Library of Congress ushers in a new era with a new Librarian, the time is ripe to ensure that the Copyright Office has the accountability …
By Sandra Aistars 15 days ago 0

Forum non conveniens not appropriate because foreign courts cannot adjudicate US infringement

Halo sued Comptoir for infringing a large number of U.S. design patents, copyrights, and one common-law trademark relating to a number of Halo’s furniture designs. …

Understanding the eBay VeRO Program

Collectors love eBay because it allows them access to items them may never otherwise be able to purchase. Bargain hunters love eBay for the ability to buy …
By Heather Antoine 1 month ago 0

SCOTUS should adopt flexible, case-specific approach to attorneys’ fee awards in copyright cases

The IPO recently filed an amicus brief at the Supreme Court in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. supporting a flexible approach to awarding attorneys’ fees. Oral …
By Gunnar Gundersen 2 months ago 0

An Awareness Crusade Against the Online Piracy of Books

According to the Association of American Publishers, the publishing industry as a whole has lost $80 to $100 million dollars to online piracy annually. From 2009 to 2013, the number of …
By Rhonda Rees 2 months ago 11

An Exclusive Interview with USPTO Director Michelle Lee

There were no topics ruled out of bounds for this 30 minute interview, not even the Supreme Court's recent decision to accept cert. in Cuozzo, although as an …
By Gene Quinn 3 months ago 5

Commerce Recommends Amendments to Copyright Act Statutory Damages Provisions

Earlier today the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a report titled White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages, which recommends amendments to U.S. …
By Gene Quinn 3 months ago 0

Copyright Office, Mason Law School Announce Academic Partnership

The United States Copyright Office and George Mason University School of Law announced last Friday that they have formed an academic partnership, working through Mason Law’s …
By Press Releases 3 months ago 0

Game of Thrones, Interstellar and Drake among 2015’s most pirated digital media

Digital piracy was alive and well in 2015. Not surprisingly, the incredibly popular HBO television series Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV show with 14.4 million downloads, …
By Steve Brachmann 4 months ago 1

2015 litigation trends highlight increased patent litigation, decreases in file sharing cases

2015 saw the second-most patent infringement cases brought to court, according to Lex Machina’s data. A total of 5,830 patent cases were filed, a 15 percent increase over the 5,070 …
By Steve Brachmann 4 months ago 0

Kim Dotcom extradition case highlights de facto SOPA, PIPA rules

New Zealand Judge Nevin Dawson handed down a ruling that would allow the United States to move forward with the extradition of Kim Dotcom, the founder of …
By Steve Brachmann 4 months ago 5