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Category: Intellectual Property Law

Top Gun: Maverick Meets Its Match

As one of my law school professors used to say, “Where there’s a hit, there’s a writ.” A writ is a form of legal petition. Most people have heard of a writ of certiorari or habeas corpus. But in this case, we have the box office hit, credited with the

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Copyright Office Rulemaking

In January, we learned that the Copyright Office intended to solicit comments from the public about a rule it is proposing as part of its rulemaking under the Case Act (Copyright Alternative for Small Claims Enforcement) signed into law last December 2020. Over 5,000 comments were submitted and about 17

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Museums As Moral Rights Admins

Last fall, we documented how certain world-class art museums asserted their rights over images in their artworks collections by pornography companies in an effort to generate new audiences in classical artworks using online platforms. Never the less, images removed, the question surfaces, how much control exactly do museums have over

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Copyright Transparency Report

In what may be the most anticipated report of the year so far for copyright enthusiasts, YouTube released its Copyright Transparency Report documenting the number of claims filed and where such claims originated (e.g. Content ID, Copyright Match, Webform) for the first half of 2021. A staggering 722+ million claims

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Copyright for the Freelance Artist Pt. 2: Employment Agreements

In 2015, Lee Morin became a featured blogger for The Needy Animator. Here is part 2 in 4 installments concerning copyright law basics for freelance artists. Copyright for the Freelance Artist Pt 2, by Lee Morin, Esq. CONTRACT BASICS for the Freelance Artist THE IMPORTANCE OF EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS: The Case

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