Posts Tagged: Copyright Act


The Abandonware Conundrum: Can you modify games if publisher shuts down the server?

The EFF wants an exemption for people who want to modify their purchased games in order to bypass access controls when a publisher shuts down the server. …
By Beth Hutchens
7 years ago 18

Jury Tells Robin Thicke to Give it Up

Thicke maintains that the Gaye family doesn't own a genre, a style, or a groove and he’s right. The Gayes point out no other musicians or …
By Beth Hutchens
7 years ago 5

How Sweet it is to be Sued by You (for copyright infringement)

Marvin Gaye enjoyed tremendous success during this decade and his song Got to Give it Up topped the charts in 1977. Fast forward nearly forty years to 2013, when …
By Beth Hutchens
7 years ago 23

Meet the Democrats of the House IP Subcommittee

Congressman Jerrold Nadler has been selected by Democrats to be the Ranking Member of the House IP Subcommittee. It appears that Issa may be getting squeezed out, …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

Refocusing Kirtsaeng Analysis on Extra-Territoriality Principles

The parties and amici have filed over 25 briefs in this case, almost none of which address or even consider whether the actual right granted under Section 109(a)—…
By Kevin Tottis
9 years ago 1

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
10 years ago 28

Prince and the Copyright Compulsory License Scheme

Imagine a world where the dulcet tones of “Inagaddadavida” never graced the airwaves. Gasp you should! According to the artist currently known as, but formerly known as “…
By Beth Hutchens
10 years ago 18

The Google Book Settlement and Orphan Works

I don’t think anyone will disagree that a digital library of this size would provide access to works that would otherwise never be seen, or worse, …
By Beth Hutchens
10 years ago 3

Supreme Court Will Review Constitutionality of Restoring Expired Copyrights in Foreign Works

Earlier this week the United States Supreme Court granted the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by lawyers from Stanford Law School’s Fair Use Project (…
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 3

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Costco Copyright Case

The dispute arose because Omega, S.A., sought to prevent the petitioner, Costco Wholesale Corporation, from reselling genuine watches originally sold by Omega to authorized foreign distributors. …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 9

Who Owns Software Copyrights?

Companies enter into software development deals with independent contractors without adequately addressing copyright ownership. Many times, it is assumed by the programmer that the copyright, including the …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 8

Copyrights Meet Politics: Joe Walsh (Rockstar) v. Joe Walsh (Republican)

Anyone who has spent any time at a political rally or watching video from such a rally on the evening news understands that music and politics go …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 10

Sample DMCA Take Down Letter

It just came to my attention earlier today that someone had copied an entire article from IPWatchdog.com and posted it to their own website last week.  …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 25

Copyright Law and Your Creative Muse

So, your creative muse is singing away but is her voice silenced as soon as you begin working for someone else, either as an employee or as …
By Lisa Fantino
12 years ago 2