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IPSC, Copyright Theory III

Copyright Theory III   Abraham Bell, Bar Ilan University The Dual-Grant Theory of Fair Use   Granted rights are limited in order to avoid unnecessarily exceeding the requirements for incentivizing. Fair use is a broad reservation of privileges for the … Continue reading

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IPSC: Copyright again

Copyright History Shyam Balganesh University of Pennsylvania Law School The Questionable Origins of the Copyright Infringement Analysis   Jerome Frank’s infamous/canonical © infringement test from Arnstein v. Porter, influential across the country. Step 1: actual copying, dissection allowed, expert testimony … Continue reading

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IPSC, Copyright Theory II

Copyright Theory II    Brad Greenberg Columbia Law School Bizarro Copyright   Does having lots of different antennas in one place v. all over the place make a difference to whether there is public performance? Central question of Aereo: looks … Continue reading

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Another circuit agrees that Dastar-barred claims can’t be repled as false advertising

Kehoe Component Sales Inc. v. Best Lighting Products, Inc., — F.3d —-, No. 14–3347, 2015 WL 4635824 (6th Cir. Aug. 5, 2015)   Best asked Kehoe (“Pace”) to make specialized lighting products for Best.  After Pace made enough units to … Continue reading

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IPSC, Copyright and Society

Third Breakout Session: Copyright & Society   Clemens Appl & Philipp Homar, Vienna University of Economics & Business, Education 4.0: Recent Challenges to Copyright   From user-generated content to user-generated copyright. Use of materials for educational purposes is one of … Continue reading

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IPSC: Other IP

Other IP  [Insert wry commentary about “fringe” fields like advertising law]   Sarah Burstein, The University of Oklahoma College of Law Reviving Ornamentality    Fed. Cir. killed the doctrine.  Statute says new, original, and ornamental designs can get a design … Continue reading

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IPSC First Breakout Session, Trademark Registration

Barton Beebe & Jeanne Fromer, New York University School of Law Is the Frontier Closing?: Registration Rates of Frequently Used Words on the PTO’s Trademark Register    Much of TM literature claims that the range of marks is infinite; Qualitex … Continue reading

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