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How To Stop Copyright Infringement Of Movies. Follow The Strategy The Music Industry Abandoned?

The flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers will soon pass, but we should be on the lookout for the next flood of copyright infringement cases now that the courts are starting to authorize subpoenas that will identify tens of … Continue reading

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If Mr. Tenenbaum Beats Sony & The RIAA, Do Artists & Other Creatives Lose?

“I don’t want to know the law.  Give me your best, bad argument.”  This was the critique of one of my first memorandum that I drafted after leaving the world of federal law clerks and joining the world of large … Continue reading

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Less Hope For Shepard Fairey In Obama Hope Poster Case?

If the street artist, Shepard Fairey, initially thought the copyright litigationover the Obama Hope poster would be a good-natured pillow fight with the Associated Press, he probably knew that it was going to get ugly once it came to light that he was less than … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules On Copyright Registration: What Does It Mean?

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

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You Chose: Four Years Of Litigation Or Taking Care Of The Copyright Portfolio

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

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Michael Jackson: The Music And Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Continues

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

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A $1.92 Million Win For The Music Industry. Now What?

As I read Ben Sheffner’s tweets about the Capital v. Thomas case with interest, I was struck by how quickly the jury issued its decision to award the record companies $1.92 million — about $1.7 million more than the original jury awarded.  I … Continue reading

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The Music Industry Will Need To Win More Than Just The Legal Arguments In Capital v. Thomas

They do things differently in Sweden.  If there was an RSS feed for all the political news happening in Sweden, I think I would subscribe.  I remember in college hearing that Donald Duck beat out several political parties in the Swedish elections.  … Continue reading

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Supreme Court May Decide Whether Registration Is Required To File A Copyright Lawsuit

We at the Owners, Borrowers & Thieves 2.0 are big enough to admit to our mistakes when, after an exhaustive search, we can’t find anyone else to blame.  Not finding anyone to blame other than the sheer height of the stack … Continue reading

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More Chaos As To Whether Registration Is Required To File A Copyright Infringement Case

Forum shopping in not just for patent and securities attorneys although their shopping habits have a greater tendency to get picked up by the Wall Street Journal law bloggers.  Even in the copyright world, crossing state lines to a different circuit or district court can mean the … Continue reading

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