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Venable LLP | USA | 24 Apr 2019

Your Blueprint to a Copyright Application for Architectural Works

The U.S. Copyright Office has revised the registration process for architectural works, amending the rule laid out in 37 CFR 202.11. In promoting


Venable LLP | USA, European Union | 27 Mar 2019

The EU Copyright Directive - Filtering the Internet

Hot on the heels of last year's GDPR implementation, web-based publishers will now be faced with more unfamiliar legal concerns imposed by the


Venable LLP | USA | 6 Mar 2018

Can I Use that Photo? No. Yes. Maybe?

Businesses often have a need to make use of photographs as decorative art, for illustration, in connection with programs, events, or seminars, or for


Venable LLP | USA | 22 Feb 2018

Embed at Your Own Risk, Says a New York Federal Court: Embedding Copyrighted Images on Your Website and Social Media May Lead to Charges of Copyright Infringement

Does your business or publication link or embed copyrighted content on your website or social media? If you routinely do the latter, a recent decision


Venable LLP | USA | 19 Apr 2017

Copyright Considerations for using Emoji in Commercial Ads

Given the ubiquity of emoji, businesses have used them in commercial ad campaigns. Honda has used emoji in creative advertisements, releasing Aprils


Venable LLP | USA | 16 Mar 2017

A Timely Reminder to Re-Examine Your IP Clearance Protocol: Anheuser-Busch Sued by Individual for Use of a Photo She Posted to Social Media

Perhaps some readers once (or still do!) enjoyed some Natty Light while listening to the Beastie Boys. Some time ago, we blogged about the ongoing


Venable LLP | USA | 12 Aug 2016

Golden Rules: Counterfeits and the Olympics

Demand for Olympic merchandise in the United States is resurrected every 4 years by the fervor of the televised Games. Officially, authorized and


Venable LLP | USA | 19 Jul 2016

Copyright Tips for Political Campaigns and Their Consultants

What do the campaigns of Sarah Palin, John McCain, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Rand Paul, Ralph Nader, Ronald Reagan, Mike Huckabee


Venable LLP | USA | 28 Jun 2016

VMG Salsoul, LLC v. Madonna Louise Ciccone, et al.: Why a Bright Line Infringement Rule for Sound Recordings is no Longer in Vogue

In Bridgeport Music v. Dimension Films, the Sixth Circuit eliminated the "de minimis" use exception, which excused a trivial amount of copying, as


Venable LLP | USA | 28 Jun 2016

When Are You Entitled to Attorney’s Fees in a Copyright Infringement Case? The Supreme Court Provides the Answer (Kind of)

In the Supreme Court's second round reviewing the Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley case ("Kirtsaeng II"), the Court was expected to clarify when a prevailing

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