Tag Archives: dmca

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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Suing critics using copyright doesn’t work

Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, No. 16-cv-03081 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 23, 2017) Hosseinzadeh posts original video content on YouTube, playing a character known as “Bold Guy.” Ethan and Hila Klein criticized “Bold Guy vs. Parkour Girl,” in which the Bold Guy flirts with … Continue reading

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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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Update re: DMCA re-registration

I have updated my original post to include the information that the Library of Congress, not the CO, set the password requirements, and to add a rant about how re-registration should not be a thing. from Blogger http://ift.tt/2gJ4skq

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Copyright Office removes insult, adds new one with DMCA agent re-registration process

Apparently one no longer has to provide a fax number to have a complete agent designation, which is good news.  (Welcome to the 21st century!)  But take a look at this password requirement: I’m sorry, CO, but you are not … Continue reading

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IPSC Breakout Session III

IP & Privacy Exploring Privacy as Commons Katherine Strandburg & Brett Frischmann Knowledge production/privacy as highly related, not orthogonal/opposed.  Knowledge production framework as a way of doing descriptive empirical case studies of how privacy works in context, which can aid … Continue reading

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Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)

Hon. M. Margaret McKeown,  Censorship in the Guise of Authorship: Harmonizing Copyright and the First Amendment, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 1 (2016) Margaret Chon, Copyright’s Other Functions, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 364 Edward Lee, Suspect Assertions of Copyright, … Continue reading

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