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Copying before-and-after surgical photos can be false advertising despite Dastar

Aesthetic Associates, Inc. v. Key West Institute for Plastic Surgery, Inc., No. 18-10059-CIV-MARTINEZ-OTAZO-REYES, 2019 WL 1922854 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 5, 2019) Plaintiff, whose principal is Dr. Portuese, sued defendants for copyright infringement, removal of CMI and false advertising in passing … Continue reading

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Copyright Office event on copyright & sports

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Section 512 roundtable, open mic

Open mic Janis Pilch, Rutgers U: domestically it seems obvious that litigation on 512 can’t change the systemic problem of infringement and the impossibility for most rightsholders to litigate. 512 sets up a permanent conflict b/t service providers and rightsholders.  … Continue reading

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Section 512 roundtable, part 4: International

SESSION 4: International Developments      Carlo Scollo Lavizzari International STM Association: (Scientific Technical Medical publishers, also arts & humanities publications.) Internet hasn’t been static. Dynamic developments in Europe from platform liability and safe harbor to one of responsibility, not just from … Continue reading

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Section 512 roundtable part 3

SESSION 3: Domestic Developments             Richard James Burgess American Association of Independent Music: Not much different from 2016. Notice and takedown hasn’t helped with staydown; still need to send lots of notice. Optimistic about EU Copyright Directive. Alex Feerst Medium: … Continue reading

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Section 512 Roundtable part two

Jonathan Band Library Copyright Alliance: Motherless & Mavrix show problems with moderation –including compliance w/new EU rules—threatening to remove safe harbor. Sofia Castillo Association of American Publishers: still bad. Stephen Carlisle Nova Southeastern University: has one client, a small music … Continue reading

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U.S. Copyright Office, Section 512 Study Roundtable

Opening Remarks Karyn A. Temple, Register of Copyrights and Director, U.S. Copyright Office Nat’l and int’l changes since 2016 roundtable—looking for updates.  [Congrats on her first official event as Register!]  Tale of two cities: very different perspectives on how DMCA … Continue reading

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