A recent court decision should come as welcome news to web developers and coders of all stripes because it clarifies the copyrightability of web-related assets. The district court in Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC v. Netseer Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3784 (N.D. Cal.), recently ruled that HTML used to create the custom search results page of an online advertising platform…Read more
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Two recent legal developments should give visual artists comfort that their rights are alive and well in the U.S. Both demonstrate different aspects of "moral rights" at play, one at the state level and the other under federal law. California Resale Royalties Act of 1976 (CRRA) On January 11 the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in…Read more
Mass BitTorrent lawsuits have been in the news for several years now but appear to have reached a crescendo with and . A recent case out of the 8th Circuit is noteworthy because the otherwise successful defendant tried unsuccessfully to have the copyright owner pay her attorneys fees. In , the plaintiff sued 20 unnamed…Read more
Back in early 2015, I wrote a post relaying a USPTO and WIPO warning to trademark owners about unscrupulous companies that send very official-looking invoices asking for substantial amounts of money for doing absolutely nothing. Around that time, a trademark registration client forwarded a notice he had received from one of these scammers. Jump forward more than…Read more
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