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false advertising of copyright ownership of songs not preempted, court rules

Carter v. Pallante, 256 F. Supp. 3d 791 (N.D. Ill. 2017) Tollie Carter sued, as relevant here, alleging that ARC, Fuji, and BMG infringed his copyrights in certain songs by selling unauthorized licenses to third parties, who in turn publicly … Continue reading

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Website copying allegations allow potpourri of claims

DHI Group, Inc. v. Kent, No. 16-1670, 2017 WL 4837730 (S.D. Tex. Oct. 26, 2017) DHI and Oilpro compete in the market for websites for oil and gas professionals that include job postings. DHI filed a lawsuit against Oilpro and … Continue reading

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Fantasy gambling is newsworthy, doesn’t violate players’ rights of publicity

Daniels v. FanDuel, Inc., No. 16-cv-01230 (S.D. Ind. Sept. 29, 2017) Akeem Daniels, Cameron Stingily, and Nicholas Stoner played college football and sued FanDuel and DraftKings for violating their Indiana right of publicity. Defendants run fantasy sports websites and mobile … Continue reading

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Harvard JOLT seeks submissions

The Harvard Journal of Law and Technology is one of the leading journals covering the ever-developing interaction between law and technology. JOLT Digest is the Journal’s online-only companion, providing timely updates and new perspectives on recent developments in technology law, … Continue reading

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IPSC Breakout Session V

Copyright Theory (my apologies; I had to leave early for a flight) Redundancy and AntiRedundancy In Copyright – Oren Bracha & John M. Golden Doctrines that overlap: fair use/functionality; fair use/improper appropriation; copyrightable subject matter originality; reproduction/derivative works rights (cautionary … Continue reading

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IPSC Breakout Session IV

Copyright Enforcement  Protecting Copyright Integrity – Shyamkrishna Balganesh & Gideon Parchomovsky Dominant theory: © is about value. Additional assumption: w/every exclusive right comes important limitations. Every grant of power is also clear placing of limits on scope of that power. … Continue reading

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IPSC Breakout Session III

Useful Articles  Star Athletica: Stuck on the Merry-Ground  – Alfred C. Yen We’re just going round and round. Those who can’t remember the past are condemned to repeat it; a page of history is worth a volume of logic. For … Continue reading

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