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Is 2 seconds of television time too much to be a fair use?
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2017

In a recent Episode of "48 Hours," CBS displayed - for two seconds - a copyrighted photograph taken by Steven Hirsch. He sued for copyright

Copyright Law for Community Associations
  • Vandeventer Black LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2017

A common issue that community associations encounter is the proper use of copyrighted material. Whenever an association shows a movie or plays music

Looking at Music Royalty Issues for Radio and TV Broadcasters
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2017

Last week, I participated in a discussion about music royalties for broadcasters at the Texas Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention in Austin

Advantages Of Word Mark Registrations For Monitoring On Amazon And Facebook
  • Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC
  • USA
  • August 16 2017

Amazon is quickly becoming a key retail platform for nearly all brand owners. Similarly, Facebook ads are often a critical part of any online

Video Game Maker Argues “Fair Use” of Images of NBA Player Tattoos
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2017

Take-Two, the maker of the video game NBA 2K, argues in a motion filed yesterday that its display of certain player tattoos in the game is

Update: Court finds transformative nature of alleged infringing work can’t be decided by side-by-side comparison
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2017

Adding an Instagram border and a few “gobbledygook” notations to an original photograph is not transformative as a matter of law. In an update to our

“Thinking Out Loud” About Copyright Infringement (Again)
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2017

Ed Sheeran has had plenty of court troubles recently. After reportedly reaching a settlement over his song “Photograph” earlier this year, he was

Copyright Suit Requires Fair Use Analysis
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2017

The dispute is strikingly similar to prior litigation against Prince, who copies, reproduces and modifies existing works to create his own art

Monkey see, monkey do (not own copyright)
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa, USA
  • August 2 2017

Two unusual copyright stories are back in the news. The first is the one that involves a monkey, a selfie and a copyright dispute. British

Music Licensing Databases? The Transparency in Music Licensing Ownership Act and ASCAPBMI
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2017

On July 20, US Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced the Transparency in Music Licensing Ownership Act. The legislation would create a