Tag Archives: copyright

LiveJournal’s missteps threaten its DMCA protection

Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal Inc., No. 14-56596 (9th Cir. April 7, 2017) Initial note: What the court here describes as LJ’s business model is in reality limited to its treatment of ONTD, the most popular community on LJ.  Most … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Scope Roundtable, part 4

Chris Buccafusco & Mark Lemley, Screening Functionality Commentators: Abraham Drassinower and Jim Gibson Gibson: regime shopping is even more troublesome than scope problems in one regime. Design patents seem to exist purely for regime shopping; everyone wants a patent right … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Scope Roundtable, part 3

Pam Samuelson, Functional Compilations Commentators: Zahr Said and Steve Yelderman Said: Framing questions: what is functionality? Does it differ in compilations v. other things?  Is it the same as the useful articles doctrine?  How do owners/litigants determine and assess functionality? … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Scope Roundtable, part 2

Jeanne Fromer & Mark McKenna, Claiming Design Commentators: Sarah Burstein and Rebecca Tushnet RT: Great paper exploring the ways that different claiming regimes contribute to producers’ ability to maximize rights by claiming under multiple overlapping regimes, copyright, design patent, and … Continue reading

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GW/Harvard conference: licensing and exhaustion

Licensing and Exhaustion Moderator:  Prof. Robert Brauneis, George Washington University Law School Eric M. Reifschneider, The Marconi Group: There are deals that have died just b/c of exhaustion uncertainty.  What triggers exhaustion?  At one time, many practitioners thought that a … Continue reading

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GW/Harvard conference: Infringement and Defenses

Infringement and Defenses Moderator: Prof. Michael B. Abramowicz, George Washington University Law School William F. Lee, WilmerHale LLP: Literal infringement/each and every element of the claim—useful for laypeople to think about the claim. In many jurisdictions (Germany, Netherlands, Japan) around … Continue reading

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Harvard & GW Law Conference, Intellectual Property, Private Law, and the Supreme Court: panel 1

Opening Remarks Hon. F. Scott Kieff, U.S. International Trade Commission Grokster required a heavy lift for those heavily oriented to positive law, b/c SCt took inducement—a doctrine in the patent statute, but absent from the otherwise very detailed © statute, … Continue reading

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