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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 (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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Innovation, Justice, and Globalization: A Celebration of J.H. Reichman

Harvard Law School Opening Keynote Yochai Benkler, Harvard University How do we understand what we do in our field against the background of profoundly increased inequality and stagnation for all but the top 5%, including an unprecedented increase in death … Continue reading

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Innovation, Justice, and Globalization: A Celebration of J.H. Reichman

Harvard Law School Opening Keynote Yochai Benkler, Harvard University How do we understand what we do in our field against the background of profoundly increased inequality and stagnation for all but the top 5%, including an unprecedented increase in death … Continue reading

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Use of under 10% of photos in catalogue raisonné was fair use

De Fontbrune v. Wofsy, No. 5:13-cv-05957-EJD (N.D. Cal. Sept. 12, 2019) De Fontbrune first sued defendants in France in the late 1990s for publishing a book, The Picasso Project, which reproduced photographs of Picasso’s works. (Defendants allegedly used over 1400 … Continue reading

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Dastar bars Lanham Act claims against unauthorized copying of photo for album cover

Patterson v. Diggs, No. 18-CV-03142 (NSR), 2019 WL 3996493 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 23, 2019) Patterson is “an internationally known photographer” who took photos of “a nickel-silver casing created by nonparty Moroccan company Yahya Creation” without a written contract and without being … Continue reading

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IPSC: Closing Plenary

Stephanie Plamondon Bair, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School Innovation’s Paradox Innovation begets innovation in a virtuous cycle … at least sometimes. Not all innovations are productive, which is fine; it’s trial and error. But some innovations may … Continue reading

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