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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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Digital Perspectives on Yesterday’s News

The Supreme Court ruled against warrantless GPS surveillance and mildly good news on digital music sales showed how relatively small that important industry is in the context of online piracy. A unanimous court speaking in many opinions held that police can’t attach a tracking device … Continue reading

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Can The First Sale Copyright Doctrine Apply to a Digital Copy?

A lawsuit filed a few days ago in Manhattan might answer the question. Capitol Records LLC v. Redigi, Inc., 12 civ 0095 (SDNY 2012) is an action by the famous record company which says in effect there just can’t be a … Continue reading

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