Copyrights

Fair Use! Claims GoldieBlox against Countersuit Filing by Beastie Boys

December 13, 2013By 0 Comments
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The Oakland toy company, GoldieBlox, has claimed fair use in response to a countersuit filed against the company for a parody of the Beastie Boys song , “Girls”  used in a video which went viral on Youtube. GoldieBlox, noted that they have published several videos which using other popular songs in the past, including hits by Daft Punk, Queen, Krewella and several others. [...]

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Kanye West sued for copyright infringement

April 11, 2013By 0 Comments
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Kanye West has been sued by the children of the late David Pryor for samples used in the 2005 hit “Gold Digger.” The civil complaint was filed against West, Roc-A-Fella Records, The Island Def Jam Music Group and others for copyright infringement, and other claims. The complaint filed in California, and signed April 4, 2013, states that West and the other [...]

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Starting a new business? Remember to protect your most valuable assets!

April 5, 2013By 0 Comments
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Planning on starting up a new business? Did you know that the most valuable asset to your business is likely the intellectual property (IP) you have?  Do you have a name, a process, or something else so unique that it’s worth protecting? When starting up your business, be sure to identify potential IP assets that [...]

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Copyright Basics

April 2, 2013By 0 Comments
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Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship, fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright protection applies to creative works such as architectural, musical, literary, graphical pictorial works and others. Copyright protection does not extend to ideas, principles, concepts, methods, or processes, but may protect the [...]

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Court finds Meltwater News Infringed the use of AP Content

March 25, 2013By 0 Comments
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March 21, 2013.  The U.S. District Court for the Southern District, in Manhattan, granted AP’s motion for Summary judgment,  ruling that Meltwater News infringed the use of AP content. In the action, AP contended that Meltwater, an Internet media monitoring service, was infringing AP’s copyrights when Meltwater, sent excerpts of web stories (including those of AP) [...]

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