This post is excerpted from the upcoming e-treatise “Wassom on Social Media Law.” Copyright exists in order “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts.” It accomplishes this by giving authors an economic incentive to create new works and share them with the public. But private control over the use of expressive works doesn’t[...]
While I’m away on vacation, I’ve pulled this still-timely article from my archives. It was originally published in the Winter 2011 issue of SideBAR, the newsletter of the Federal Bar Association’s Litigation Section, and was posted on Wassom.com in March 2011. Over the past decade, there has been no shortage of articles, CLEs, and speeches[...]
What do a flower painting, a bar in Ohio, and Johnny Cash all have in common? They’re the subject matter of the three copyright-related cases decided last month by federal courts within the territory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Click here to read about them.
Today I presented to the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section on “Copyright in an Augmented Reality.” I’m humbled by how well-received it was, and was thrilled by the audience’s many engaging and thoughtful questions and comments. I think the group came away with an appreciation for some of the challenges that this emerging technology[...]
What do cheerleading uniforms, theft protection devices, and indie rock have in common? They’re the subject matter of copyright infringement case decided in the month of June 2012 by the various federal courts within the U.S. Sixth Circuit. Click here to read more. v.
Click here for the latest edition of my monthly update on copyright cases decided by the federal courts of the Sixth Circuit. There are six new cases this month, including the third case in as many months from the Eastern District of Michigan on whether owners of copyrighted movies can join together in one lawsuit[...]
I’ve just posted the most recent edition of my resource, the 6th Circuit Copyright Litigation Update. Check it out here.