Monthly Archives: January 2017

Mass. anti-SLAPP law/litigation privilege doesn’t cover p’s nasty statements about competitor to customers

Riverdale Mills Corporation v. Cavatorta North America, Inc., 189 F.Supp.3d 317 (D. Mass. 2016) Previous decision—denying a recall when the falsely advertising competitor had already notified consumers—discussed here.  The parties compete in the market for wire mesh used to make … Continue reading

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National Constitution Center Podcast on Tam

Deborah Gerhardt, Ilya Shapiro,  and I discuss Tam. http://ift.tt/2jRxGz1? The podcast can be found at the National Constitution Center’s website, as well as on iTunes and other platforms. from Blogger http://ift.tt/2jDCued

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Seen around town: transformative works of the day, inauguration edition.

Seen on my way back from the Tam oral argument: Activist Comics from Blogger http://ift.tt/2jsp9CW

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9th Circuit rejects Slep-Tone’s anti-copying claim couched as TM claim

Slep-Tone Entertainment Corp. v. Wired for Sound Karaoke & DJ Servs., LLC, No. 14-17229 (9th Cir. Jan. 18, 2017) (per curiam) Slep-Tone makes karaoke music tracks under the trademark “Sound Choice.” They’re released on CDs in a format known as … Continue reading

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Lee v. Tam post-argument

Lee v. Tam My thoughts on observing the argument: I was surprised how much attention the Justices paid to the copyright comparison.  The SG centered his response around the idea that copyright is historically a mechanism to stimulate expression, while … Continue reading

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video of Evil Twin debate on Tam

Available here.  Tomorrow I’ll have my third NPR interview on Tam; interest seems quite high. from Blogger http://ift.tt/2j5ao7O

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Transformative work of the day, Lin-Manuel Miranda edition

What’s Next?  Since I’m working on 512 roundtable reply comments right now, it seems particularly appropriate to remind everyone that clips can be fair use. from Blogger http://ift.tt/2iF9jWB

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