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IPSC: Remedies and Creativity

Panel 24 – Remedies: Thomas F. Cotter, Nominal Damages—and Nominal Damages Workarounds—in Intellectual Property Law TransUnion v. Ramirez—FCRA case where D allegedly failed to use reasonable care and people were falsely identified as potential terrorists; sought statutory damages, but most … Continue reading

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IPSC Panel 20 – Copyright Theory

Shyamkrishna Balganesh, The Institutionalist Turn in Supreme Court Copyright Jurisprudence [Mandatory laptop update delayed my entry; this is a typically rich paper] Institutionalism example: commitment to Congress to decide in Eldred in Golan. Substantive disagreement takes the language of interpretation … Continue reading

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IPSC: Copyright and Trademark

Panel 17 – Copyright Substantial Similarity Crossprogrammed with my panel; I came here first because I had more experience with the first paper in the other panel. Clark D. Asay, An Empirical Study of Copyright Law’s Substantial Similarity Test 1005 … Continue reading

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IPSC Panel 14 – Copyright Authorship & Ownership

Timothy J. McFarlin, A Copyright Ignored? Mark Twain, Mary Ann Cord, and the Meaning of Authorship Twain used the story of formerly enslaved cook Mary Ann Cord, changing her name to Aunt Rachel. Told story “repeated word for word as … Continue reading

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IPSC Panel 9 – Crosscutting IP

Derek E. Bambauer, Everything You Want: The Paradox of Tailored IP Regimes Customized IP has benefits (avoids lowest common denominator [or highest] problem), but also costs: manipulation to shift from one regime to another; colleciton of information by decisionmakers. Standard … Continue reading

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IPSC Panel 5 – Copyright, Distribution, and Access

Jacob Victor, Copyright’s Law of Dissemination: trying to disaggregate dissemination from use of a work in new creativity/e.g., transformative fair use. Focus: liability exceptions and regulatory regimes that facilitate large scale distribution of works by direct distributors or via platforms … Continue reading

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IPSC: Copyright & Trademark

Panel 2 – Copyright Enforcement: Faye Fangfei Wang, Resolving Copyright-related Cases Over the Internet with the Assistance of Artificial  Intelligence in Europe Automated notice and takedown/Content ID with appeal mechanism as an example of how the new European rules are … Continue reading

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WIPIP SESSION 9.B. — Copyrights

Peter Lee, UC Davis School of Law Autonomy, Copyright, and the Structure of Creative Production Theory of the firm would suggest more consolidation within the firm in creative industries than exists. But creative autonomy is one reason that people would … Continue reading

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WIPIP SESSION 8.A. — IP Theory (partial)

Ester van Zimmeren, University of Antwerp Exploring Trust Building Mechanisms for Specialized Intellectual Property Courts CJEU patent court hasn’t entered into force, but there are local and regional bodies. Question: will users trust a new court? Trust in the court … Continue reading

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WIPIP SESSION 6.A. Competition and Antitrust

BJ Ard, University of Wisconsin Law School Competition With and Without IP in the Video Game Industry Negative space; a number of lessons. Character protection is meaningful: Pac-Man/combination of elements. Patents can cover some elements/game rules, but most gameplay won’t … Continue reading

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