Category Archives: Copyright Enforcement

Copyright Small Claims or Leave It to the Trolls?

The Copyright Office wants round 3 of public comments on whether small claims copyright infringement procedures are possible. This has been limping along for years, and they’re still asking “whether and, if so, how the current legal system hinders or prevents copyright owners from … Continue reading

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Toward a Copyright Unified Field Theory–Part 2: Why Sue Those Patent Lawyers?

Back in April, I wrote Part 1 after a trio of reports hit me like person-bites-dog stories. One told of copyright infringement lawsuits against patent lawyers for submitting scholarly publications to the PTO as prior art. One of the lawsuits is American Institute of … Continue reading

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Tell The Copyright Office What You Need Before September 26

I’ve written before about the barriers to copyright enforcement for most creators, and how efforts to legislate a small claims procedure have been stumbling along since 2006. The Copyright Office last year called for comments from the public, and the comments were … Continue reading

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Celebrity Wedding Photo Fights Then and Now: Own the Copyrights

On June 27, 1993, two talented people were married north of Indianapolis and drove to what was called Deer Creek Music Center for a concert by one of them. The couple was Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett. He put on a great show and … Continue reading

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Kinder, Gentler Illegal Download Prevention?

Before SOPA and PIPPA’s fifteen minutes of fame, the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) was formed last September as an experiment in cooperation between content provider representatives and internet service providers. If it had been fully functional last winter, there might have been … Continue reading

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