Posts Tagged: copyright infringement


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 4 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 4 years ago 40

Will Congress Break the Internet?

We must find reasonable ways to stop infringement of intellectual property on the Internet. Such a solution must be fair to the victim of the infringement. It …
By Bob Zeidman 4 years ago 6

Stopping Online Piracy in the Age of Entitlement

As for the particulars of SOPA, perhaps there are some who are against the legislation for valid, thoughtful reasons and would like to see something better. That, …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 64

The Software IP Detective: Infringement Detection in a Nutshell

When copying has occurred, much of the code may have changed by the time it’s examined due to the normal development process or to disguise the …
By Bob Zeidman 4 years ago 0

Costco Prevails in First Sale Case Thanks to Copyright Misuse

On November 9, 2011, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, per Senior Judge Terry J. Hatter, Jr., granted Costco a summary judgment victory due …
By Gene Quinn 4 years ago 7

Internet Copyright Theft: Content Creators Must Stay Vigilant

Changes were made in the copyright laws of the United States in order to ensure that what David LaMacchia did would be criminal in the future. Nevertheless, …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 1

Copyright Registration – File Early and Often

As a general rule, a copyright lasts for the life of the creator PLUS another 70 years. So your grandchildren and great-grandchildren can benefit from your creation well …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 2

U.S. Copyright Law Basics for Educators

With the new school year rapidly approaching I thought I might take this opportunity to provide some answers to questions I am frequently asked relating to copyrights …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 2

Google Legal Team is Top Legal Department for 2011

I don't doubt that the Google Legal Team is an excellent department, and undoubtedly praiseworthy. It is also correct to say that they are dealing on nearly …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 3

How to Stop Online Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement has nothing to do with citation or linking back. A copyright owners rights have been infringed if another reproduces the work without their permission with …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 13

Combating Copyright Infringement: DMCA Take Down Notices

We shouldn't fool ourselves and try and pretend that the lack of respect for intellectual property rights is limited to those who seek to share movies, music …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 13

PLI’s Winter 2011 Schedule Full of Great IP Programs

I am really looking forward to these PLI programs in particular. I will be signed up to attend via webcast the programs I cannot make live, and …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 1

Outsourcing to India: National Security Subversion & Job Loss

The fact that the outsourcing of patent searches and the preparation of patent applications violates U.S. law only makes perfect sense, particularly when you factor into …
By Gene Quinn 5 years ago 111

Copyright Trolls: The Meaner Stepsister of Patent Trolls

Copyright trolls are a relatively new beast, and it’s hard to nail down a definition, so I’m just going to fall back on the immortal …
By Beth Hutchens 5 years ago 22