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Celebrity Wedding Photo Fights Then and Now: Own the Copyrights

Originally posted on Bose Intellectual Property Blog:
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…

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Private Entities Liable For Attorneys’ Fees For Opposing Public Access

In a decision earlier this week, a slim 3-2 majority of the Indiana Supreme Court held that private entities who intervene to oppose access to public records are subject to liability for the attorneys’ fees of the party who successfully … Continue reading

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YouTube “Gets Tubed” by Internal E-Mails Showing Knowledge of Copyright Infringement

It never ceases to amaze me what even sophisticated business people will write in an e-mail.  The executives of YouTube obviously are sophisticated, both in business and technology, yet e-mails that surfaced in a major copyright lawsuit with Viacom have seriously damaged … Continue reading

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Village People Artist Prevails on Copyright Termination

Copyright termination rights are an old idea designed to benefit the creators of works who gave their copyrights to the business side of a project in the form of a publisher, record company, movie producer, etc. The idea was that after a business has gotten … Continue reading

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Burberry v. Bogart and the Patchwork of Right of Publicity Laws

I learned from IPLaw360 that iconic and excellent British luxury brand Burberry filed a declaratory judgment lawsuit yesterday against the entity asserting rights of publicity in the persona of acting legend Humphrey Bogart. Burberry Ltd. v. Bogart LLC, 12-cv-3491 (S.D.N.Y.). Burberry’s … Continue reading

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Toward A General Theory of Copyright–Part 1(a)

Exploring our lack of basic consensus on copyright , I wrote in Part 1 that “while the news was still all about the dramatic Megaupload arrests for massive internet copyright infringement, a major record company agreed to a proposed class action settlement for underpaying artists … Continue reading

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Why Courts Should Use Restraint When Considering A “Prior Restraint”

There has been little fall-out or commentary about a March 12, 2012 Order by the Indiana Court of Appeals temporarily halting the South Bend Tribune from publishing a news story about an instance of suspected child abuse and the response of the Indiana … Continue reading

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