» Copyright

US Supreme Court Holds th…

US Supreme Court Holds that Copying Application Programming Interface (API) is Fair Use

The US Supreme Court has held that Google’s copying of an application programming interface (“API”) was fair use under copyright law. The case involved Java SE, a computer program in the Java programming language. Oracle owns the copyright for… Read More
Read More
Categories: Copyright
Second Circuit Redefines…

Second Circuit Redefines the Concept of “Transformative” Fair Use under Copyright Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that a series of Andy Warhol prints were not a “transformative” fair use of a photographer’s picture of the musical artist Prince and thus infringed the photographer’s copyright. The c… Read More
Read More
Categories: Copyright
Legal Implications of NFTs

Legal Implications of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT)

We recently covered NFTs here, but due to the heightened interest regarding this topic, here’s a deeper dive into Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that have taken the blockchain industry by storm. An NFT is a type of cryptocurrency asset wherein each ite… Read More
Read More
Photo of child in colorful costume

Are Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) Intellectual Property?

What’s a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) and is it a form of intellectual property (IP)? First, some background on NFTs. As the New York Times explains, An NFT is an asset verified using blockchain technology, in which a network of computers records trans… Read More
Read More
stop piracy keyboard

New Copyright Laws Create Small Claims Court, Regulate Streaming

The 5,500-page COVID-19 stimulus relief and government-funding bill signed into law in December included several copyright provisions that had nothing to do with the pandemic. Small Claims The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (… Read More
Read More
Categories: Copyright
3d Printing

3D Printing Implications on Existing IP Laws

Current advancements in 3D printing make it possible to duplicate almost any object, with or without authorization from rights holders. This can have legal consequences in light of the intellectual property (IP) protection granted to original works.… Read More
Read More
Categories: Copyright, Patents
Bill Murray

Cease-and-Desist Letters: How to Protect Your Brand without Alienating Customers

As Fortune reported, “Actor Bill Murray is in hot water with the Doobie Brothers for using their 1972 hit “Listen to the Music” in commercials without the band’s permission. Normally, such disputes result in a quiet legal sett… Read More
Read More
Categories: Copyright
secret recipe

Protecting Recipes and Food as Intellectual Property

If you’re involved in the food service industry, how can you protect your business from unauthorized copying of your recipes and food? Are those things even protectable? Trade Secrets As we discussed in this recent blog, one way to protect confiden… Read More
Read More