Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Weekly Wednesday Wrapup - April 28, 2010

    The U.S. Copyright Office is seeking comments on termination rights particularly for those grants which occurred prior to the enactment of the 1976 Copyright Act on January 1, 1978 AND the creation of the work began after the enactment of the 1976 Copyright Act on January 1, 1978. An example is provided by the Copyright Office. Send comments here.

  • Commentary on Radio Royalties and whether performers should be paid royalties for airplay on AM/FM radio.
In what ways, if any would the payment of royalties for performance affect airplay on the radio? What if for instance certain record companies or artists “waived” their royalties for radio airplay? Would radio stations give more spins to performance royalty-free songs? What do you think?
  • Ripped from the Headlines takes on a whole new meaning as Dow Jones alleges copyright infringement and hot news misappropriation against for copying and re-publishing Dow Jones headlines and articles.

  • Aquarium Facebook games faceoff in copyright infringement action.

  • Copyright infringement alleged against former student by professor for course materials in teacher’s certification program.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Weekly Wednesday Wrapup - April 21, 2010

This past week has been very eventful in terms of copyright law news. Below is a listing with links of some of the headlines from the past week.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Has Amazon Revived the Recall Remedy?

     Recall is a seldom used remedy in intellectual property infringement cases, often due to the difficulties and costs associated with a recall. However, with the downloadable nature of many copyrighted works, the burdens associated with recalls are being minimized. As evidenced by Amazon’s recent recall of George Orwell books, recall may be a remedy worth a second look.