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Monkey See, Monkey Do Monkey Own? The Curious Case of Naruto v. Slater

USA - September 20 2017 When wildlife photographer David Slater set up his camera in the rainforests of Indonesia, he hardly expected to ignite a copyright battle with a...

Sophie Duffy.

Paul McCartney chants ‘Get Back’ again - The Future of Copyright Termination

USA - February 9 2017 The US Copyright Act of 1976 allows artists, writers, and musicians to “get back” grants of copyrights that had been previously licensed or assigned...

Nathaniel S. Boyer.

US: Google Books is “fair use” of 20 million copyrighted works; class action dismissed

USA - November 20 2013 On Thursday, a New York-based federal judge (Chin, J.) ruled that Google Books, a repository of over 20 million books available to be text-searched...

Nathaniel S. Boyer.

Touchdown for artistic expression: First Amendment rights protected against trademark infringement claims

USA - July 20 2012 The Eleventh Circuit held that paintings of University of Alabama football games that depicted the University’s uniforms did not constitute trademark infringement....

Jason Joseph Porta.

N.Y. court takes bite out of Trident chewing gum class

USA - July 21 2011 On 29 March 2011, the New York Supreme Court Queens County dismissed a consumer class action complaint charging Cadbury, a division of Kraft Foods, with misleading consumers by claiming on product packaging that Trident XTRA Care gum “rebuilds teeth.”...

Steven P. Hollman, Robert B. Wolinsky.