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USPTO white paper on remix, first sale, and statutory damages

Here.  No love for an exception for noncommercial user-generated content (Canada’s YouTube exception), but at least some support for the viability and importance of fair use, including discussion of the OTW’s contributions.  What is a bit aggravating is the apparent … Continue reading

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Don’t send misappropriation to do copyright’s job

Alaskasland.com, LLC v. Cross, No. S­15270 (Alaska Sept. 25, 2015)   A realtor group listed property adjacent to a neighboring subdivision, Susitna Shores, using three photos taken from the subdivision’s marketing materials, including one showing the subdivision’s stylized entrance sign.  … Continue reading

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Google can’t avoid class action just because damages are variable

Pulaski & Middleman, LLC v. Google, Inc., No. 12-16752 (9th Cir.  Sept. 21, 2015)   From 2004-08, many advertisers used Google’s AdWords to bid for Google to put their ads on websites. Pulaski sued under the California UCL and FAL, … Continue reading

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Carry on dancing: Lenz v. Universal

Lenz v. Universal Music Corp., Nos. 13-16106, 13-16107 (9th Cir. Sept. 14, 2015)   The OTW amicus brief gets a shoutout! Stephanie Lenz sued under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), alleging that Universal misrepresented in a takedown notification that her 29-second … Continue reading

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