Monthly Archives: November 2013

Is disclosure of recurring charges enough?

At Slate, a story about Boingo raises questions about what other steps a business ought to take to ensure that consumers make informed decisions to keep accepting recurring charges, when we know that many consumers don’t review their bank/credit card statements … Continue reading

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Organization for Transformative Works submits comments on remix to PTO/NTIA

Or, what I did while not on summer vacation.  An extended discussion of why transformative, noncommercial works and cultures are valuable and deserve legal protection in the copyright regime. Conclusion:  “However the copyright reform project proceeds, it is vital that … Continue reading

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Research post available at University of Cambridge

Lionel Bently passes on the following: a 2 year research post studying questions of newspapers, digitisation and copyright, is available at the University of Cambridge.

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Surveys in defamation cases?

Eriq Gardner at THR Esq. rightly flags this tantalizing tidbit about Tom Cruise’s pending defamation lawsuit(okay, I have a very specific definition of tantalizing; don’t judge me).  Cruise conducted a survey to figure out how readers would interpret the claims … Continue reading

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November 21st: WIPO Dir. Gen. Gurry at GW Law – Lecture and Live Webcast

The George Washington University Law School Intellectual Property Law Program cordially invites you to attend a lecture by The Honorable Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization “Intellectual Property Policy in the International Economy”  The role of intellectual … Continue reading

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Law in an Age of Disruptive Technology, Georgetown Law Journal Symposium

3D Printing  Moderated by Rebecca Tushnet • Georgetown University Law Center Deven R. Desai & Gerard N. Magliocca, Patents, Meet Napster:  3D Printing and the Digitization of Things Deven Desai is a law professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of … Continue reading

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Bernt Hugenholtz on Flexing Authors’ Rights

American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, The 2nd Annual Peter Jaszi Distinguished Lecture: Professor Bernt Hugenholtz – Flexing Authors’ Rights Many countries lack fair use or fair dealing.  Adopters include Korea, Israel.  Authors’ … Continue reading

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Maxim suffers from max delay

Alpha Media Group, Inc. v. Corad Healthcare, Inc., No. 13 Civ. 5438, 2013 WL 5912227 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 4, 2013) AMG, which publishes Maximmagazine, sought to enjoin Corad from marketing a Maxim antiperspirant.  Maximis the core of a “lifestyle” brand featuring … Continue reading

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Chat rooms in history

The Boston Globe’s 1960s Confidential Chat has it all, from pseudonyms to flame wars about women who worked outside the home v. women who didn’t.  The more things change … Full-Time Homemaker No Longer Justified?: Confidential Chat, Boston Globe, Feb 11, … Continue reading

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Can’t use your phone on your Delta flight? Blame trademark licensing!

Slate reports on the fact that many Delta-branded planes aren’t really Delta planes, but operated by lower-paid carriers, and thus not yet allowed to let passengers keep their electronic devices on during takeoff and landing.  This pattern is likely to … Continue reading

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