Posts in Copyright


The Katy Perry Verdict Proves Our Music Copyright Laws Need a Tune Up

Our music copyright law is out of tune in several ways. The recent multi-million-dollar jury verdict this summer against Katy Perry and Capitol Records illustrates a lack …
By J. Michael Keyes
2 months ago 6

The Latest Online Book Piracy Scams: Catfishing, Profile Theft and False Endorsements

In my previous article for IP Watchdog, “An Awareness Crusade Against the Online Piracy of Books,” I delved into the growing problem of book piracy. I knew …
By Rhonda Rees
2 months ago 3

Tillis to Copyright Leaders: Get Modern Faster

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) sent a letter to Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden and Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple on Tuesday, August 27, asking that they help …
By Eileen McDermott
2 months ago 2

Other Barks & Bites, Friday, August 23: POP Issues Key Ruling, Gilead Challenges PrEP Patents, Qualcomm and LG Enter Licensing Agreement

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the USPTO’s Precedential Opinion Panel delivers a key ruling for inventors; the Second Circuit rules that a series of six …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

SCOTUS to Consider if State Legal Texts May Be Copyrighted in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org

That an open government is inseparable from a free society is one of the basic tenets supporting American democracy. If people are to be ruled by laws, …
By Kristin Lamb
2 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites, Friday, August 16: Iancu to Brief CAFC on Precedential Opinion Panel Deference, China to Regulate Patent Agencies, and FCC Approves T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The Federal Circuit has asked USPTO Director Andrei Iancu to brief the appellate court on deference that should be paid to …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 1

The Law Firm’s Reply: A (Satirical) Sequel to the IP Client’s ‘Love’ Letter

Upon receipt of the fateful “love” letter from its fictitious IP client, the fictitious law firm was speechless—momentarily. Feeling aggrieved and misunderstood, and yet hopeful that …
By Carlo Cotrone
2 months ago 3

Other Barks & Bites, Friday, August 9: IP Litigation Getting More Expensive, WIPO Launches .CN Dispute Resolution Service

This week in Other Barks & Bites: WIPO launches dispute resolution service for Chinese domain names; Morrison Foerster report shows that IP litigation costs are increasing as the …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 0

Five Practical Settlement Strategies to Get Your Client Out of Dodge

Let’s face it, intellectual property (IP) litigation is a very expensive and risky endeavor. For the accused infringer, the prospect of going to trial means high …
By Geoffrey Lottenberg
3 months ago 1

Clarifying the U.S. Approach to Copyright and Plagiarism

Copyright is one of the most important intellectual property rights for any individual in America. The power to grant protection of copyrights “by securing for limited Times …
By Bob Zeidman
3 months ago 0

Delhi High Court Rules Architect’s Moral Rights Offer No Remedy for Demolition of Building He Designed

Does an architect, as author of an artistic work in the form of a building covered by copyright, have a right to restrain the owner of the …
By Aditi Gupta
3 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites, August 2: VirnetX Patent Claims Revived, AIA Trial Fees Increased, and CAFC Rules in Celgene that AIA Trials Do Not Violate the Fifth Amendment

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The Federal Circuit issues several precedential decisions, including one reviving the patent claims in VirnetX and another determining that America Invents …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 7

CJEU Backs Kraftwerk in Music Sampling Copyright Case

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that a phonogram producer can prevent another person from taking a sample, even if it is …
By James Nurton
3 months ago 1

Register of Copyrights Testifies on Copyright Office Modernization, Streaming Piracy and Music Modernization Act Implementation

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property convened an oversight hearing of the U.S. Copyright Office featuring testimony from Karyn Temple, the …
By Steve Brachmann
3 months ago 3

This Week On Capitol Hill: Copyright Office Oversight, More Debate on Cryptocurrencies, and 5G Innovation and Security

This week on Capitol Hill, the House of Representatives is in recess but in the Senate, committee hearings will focus on the rescheduled oversight hearing for the …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 0