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- How To Find & Monetize Valuable Copyrights On University Campuses
- Only An Author Can Create A Copyright — That’s No Monkey Business
- How To Stop Copyright Infringement Of Movies. Follow The Strategy The Music Industry Abandoned?
- If Mr. Tenenbaum Beats Sony & The RIAA, Do Artists & Other Creatives Lose?
Category Archives: Licensing
Copyright licensing is probably the last thing on students’ minds as they return to college campuses across the country. Yet with the increasingly difficult financial problems facing universities, there has been a renewed urgency to find ways to monetize inventions, discoveries … Continue reading
There is the saying about the man who one night dreamed in sequences of five. Five swings, five trees on a hill, five people running for mayor . . . . Throughout the rest of the day, he wondered what … Continue reading
One of my favorite sports columnists is Joe Posnanski who writes for Sports Illustrated and periodically, for the Kansas City Star. But, as insightful and funny as he is about sports and life, he’s not the first place to turn for intellectual property issues. I don’t … Continue reading
I previously wrote that I was hoping the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Reed Elsevier Inc. v. Muchnickwould finally answer the question of whether copyright registration is necessary for courts to have subject matter jurisdiction. We now have a ruling – it … Continue reading
Sometimes a 37¢ stamp does buy quite a bit. One lucky sculptor, Frank Gaylord, may find that such a stamp could give him some extra spending money in the neighborhood of six or seven figures. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently reversed the … Continue reading
Whether you were looking for false advertising claims on the Super Bowl commercials, roving the streets of Miami looking for counterfeit merchandise or just enjoying the game, the Super Bowl had a little something for everyone. The NFL even threw those who have a special … Continue reading
As one of my daughters has discovered Calvin & Hobbes cartoons, I wonder whether she’ll be inspired to try some of Calvin’s outlandish ideas such as barreling down a steep hillside and over the abyss in a red wagon or if … Continue reading
Derivative. Is there a less appealing or scarier word in which to start a horror novel or blog post? The very word conjures up everything complex in the financial world and issynonymous with our current economic disaster. Woe be to … Continue reading
A commercial that played this Halloween promoting a new line of Barbie Fashionista dolls reminded me of an earlier blog post in which I wrote about some of the legal lessons learned from Barbie. One of those lessons involved the parody of Barbie in the song “Barbie … Continue reading
While on a vacation in Northern Michigan recently, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” started playing in a local tavern. The song seemed out of place in the northern woods, but as I looked around, I could sense that the conversation at a number … Continue reading