Many internet and social media users seem to have a preconceived notion that content appearing on websites, in blogs, or in posts is free and available for unfettered use. Nothing could be further from the truth, as the recently filed copyright infringement lawsuit against Donald Trump’s campaign over his son’s Tweet picturing a bowl of…Read more
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Utah touts itself as having the "greatest snow on Earth," and what's left of that snow got hot this summer as a menagerie of Park City local businesses, individuals (including my inlaws who signed a petition), and the city's municipal corporation ("City Hall") stepped forward to voice disapproval of a trademark registration prosecuted by Park…Read more
A recent ruling by the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit shut down for the time being efforts to force tech companies to turn over users’ personal data. Coupled with news that the U.S is reaching out to foreign governments in an effort to gain access to data held overseas, these developments represent a…Read more
In a post from February I pointed out that the "teeth" of copyright law as represented by attorney's fees awards were going to get attention this year in Kirtsaeng II. On June 16, 2016 the Supreme Court decided the case, and while prevailing parties in copyright cases will not be "gumming" their vanquished rivals for…Read more
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