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Content Moderation in an Age of Extremes

Belatedly, here is a link to the written version of a talk I gave last year, Content Moderation in an Age of Extremes, in which I note that the digital millennium lasted ten years, that strange apps handing out badges … Continue reading

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Court fixes mistake: Rogers applies to nonfiction titles

IOW, LLC v. Breus, 2019 WL 6603948, No. CV18-1649-PHX-DGC (D. Ariz. Dec. 2, 2019) The court quite properly grants a motion for reconsideration of part of its earlier opinion, correctly applying Rogers v. Grimaldi/Empire to protect the title of a … Continue reading

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Touting a paid-for report as if it were independent could be false advertising; public webpage was “advertising”

Pegasystems, Inc. v. Appian Corp., — F.Supp.3d —-, 2019 WL 6560120, No. 19-11461-PBS (D. Mass. Dec. 5, 3019) Undisclosed sponsorship of a critical report from an apparently neutral source leads to a Lanham Act/state false advertising claim, which the court … Continue reading

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do retailers proximately cause the harm of false advertising? [what about of TM infringement?]

In Re Outlaw Laboratory, LP Litig., No. 18-cv-840-GPC-BGS, 2019 WL 6497883 (S.D. Cal. Dec. 3, 2019) Outlaw is doing a pretty good job of establishing the previously contestable—and inconsistent with trademark law—rule that retailers aren’t liable for false advertising that … Continue reading

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Design Law Scholars Roundtable part 3

Session 3: Shaping an Overall Approach to Protection Introductions: Jerry Reichman and Estelle Derclaye  In what ways should different forms of protection be tailored to various types of subject matter (construed legally as forms of intellectual property, but also subject … Continue reading

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Design Law Scholars Roundtable part 2

Session 2: Legal Protection for Design Introduction: Chris Sprigman: what kinds of protection should be available depends on what the justifications for protection are. Incentives: requires us to ask about motivations of designers, the companies that employ them. Design of … Continue reading

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Design Law Scholars Roundtable (Notre Dame) part 1

I have just now gotten around to my notes from this excellent roundtable. Introduction: Mark McKenna & Graeme Dinwoodie Why do a roundtable like this? Putting together scholarly discussion for long-term outputs rather than particular works in the short term. … Continue reading

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