Posts Tagged: copyright infringement


Going Gaga for Music Samples

A Chicago musician called Rebecca Francescatti says that Lady Gaga stole part of her song “Juda” for the hit song “Judas”. More specifically, the complaint alleges that …
By Beth Hutchens
4 years ago 0

Jerk.com: Who to Contact to Get Removed

Jerk.com isn’t the worst website on the Internet by a long shot, but the arrogance with which the site is operated and seems to flagrantly …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 22

Google Settles Copyright Dispute with Belgian Newspaper

This case started back in 2006, when the newspaper publishers took Google to court, stating that the popular search engine was infringing on their copyright. They had been …
By Corinne Kerston
4 years ago 0

Hasbro’s Fight for the Little Ponies

Though the owners of the MLP Online site seemed to be aware of the fact that their game was infringing on the Hasbro trademark, they went ahead …
By Corinne Kerston
4 years ago 0

Oblon Signs Five Year Deal with Copyright Clearance Center for Its Annual Copyright License

The answer to why a patent law firm would be taking a blanket copyright license may well be found in the old saying about a penny of …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 5

Stan Lee Media Sues Disney Over Marvel Characters

In a battle for the superheroes, an federal complaint alleging copyright infringement was filed on October 9, 2012 in the United States Federal District Court for the District of …
By Corinne Kerston
4 years ago 0

Publishers Group Drops Copyright Claim against Google

The agreement between AAP and Google settles a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google on October 19, 2005 by AAP member publishers (The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; Pearson Education, Inc., …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Olympic Gymnastics Parody and the 2 Live Crew

Given the fact that the IOC is notoriously litigious, are the WSJ and the Guardian in trouble for their little vignettes? Nah -thanks to the 2 Live Crew. …
By Beth Hutchens
4 years ago 1

Round 2: Did Oracle Overlook the Smoking Gun in its Case against Google?

Readers did point out some issues in our article that we would like to correct. First, we made some statements regarding copyright that are not completely accurate. …

Did Oracle Overlook the Smoking Gun in its Case against Google?

We decided to pursue these questions using the advanced tools for detecting copyright infringement created by our sister company, Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering (SAFE Corporation) and …

Court Green-lights Copyright Class Action against Google

In order to establish copyright infringement, a plaintiff must show: (1) ownership of a valid copyright, and (2) copying of constituent elements of the work that are original. Judge …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

Associated Press Continues its Fight Against News Aggregators

AP’s common law misappropriation claim has its origins in a remarkably similar suit AP brought against a competing news service almost a century ago. In INS …

Using U.S. Copyright Law to Get Removed from Jerk.com

Jerk.com is one of those sites on the Internet that is the poster-child for everything wrong with the Internet and the anonymous communications that are so …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 28

OPEN Act Would be Ineffective at Stopping Online Piracy

Simply stated, the OPEN Act would be completely and totally ineffectual and, therefore, it must be opposed. There is simply no point in enacting more pointless legislation, …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 11

Does the First Amendment Protect False and Misleading Speech?

Yes, I had the audacity to say what is objectively correct. There is no absolute right under the First Amendment to engage in false or misleading speech. …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 40