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A New Look For The Fashion Industry: Redesigning Copyright Law With The Innovative Design Protection And Piracy Protection Act (Idpppa), Brittany West Sep 2012

A New Look For The Fashion Industry: Redesigning Copyright Law With The Innovative Design Protection And Piracy Protection Act (Idpppa), Brittany West

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

Introduced in Congress in August 2010, the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (IDPPPA) would amend 17 U.S.C. § 1301 to extend copyright protection to unique, distinguishable, non-trivial, and non-utilitarian fashion designs. The fashion industry in the United States is currently a $200 billion industry which is afforded limited intellectual property protection compared to foreign markets. This article explores the applicability of the existing Copyright Act to fashion designs and argues that the IDPPPA takes a narrow approach to eliminate ambiguity present in former bills attempting to amend copyright law. The IDPPPA would incentivize innovation, the ultimate goal ...


Violence Is Never The Answer, Or Is It? Constitutionality Of California's Violent Video Game Regulation, Laura Black Sep 2012

Violence Is Never The Answer, Or Is It? Constitutionality Of California's Violent Video Game Regulation, Laura Black

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

In 2011, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the California law proscribing the sale of violent video games to minors violated the First Amendment and was, therefore, unconstitutional. Because this is the first video game case to be heard by the Supreme Court, the decision marked a significant milestone for the video game and entertainment industries. The beginning of this note will review the history leading up to the passage of the law as well as examine previous attempts by other states to regulate the distribution of violent video games to minors. Most importantly, this note will explore the ...


No More Format Disputes: Are Reality Television Formats The Proper Subject Of Federal Copyright Protection?, Jessica E. Bergman Sep 2012

No More Format Disputes: Are Reality Television Formats The Proper Subject Of Federal Copyright Protection?, Jessica E. Bergman

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

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Notice: Albums Are Dead - Sell Singles, Brian P. Nestor Jan 2012

Notice: Albums Are Dead - Sell Singles, Brian P. Nestor

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

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Third And Extremely Long: Why The Elimination Of The Bcs Seems All But Impossible, Brad Taconi Jan 2012

Third And Extremely Long: Why The Elimination Of The Bcs Seems All But Impossible, Brad Taconi

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

On January 8, 2009, the University of Florida Gators defeated the University of Oklahoma Sooners in Miami, Florida to win the Bowl Championship Series (“BCS”) Championship Game. As a result of their victory, the Gators were named the Associated Press National Champions after capturing forty eight out of a possible sixty five first place votes. The win on the football field gave the Gators their second national championship in three seasons, but it also reignited a debate about the inherent fairness of the BCS system: whether the BCS violates antitrust law, and whether the federal government should interject and force ...


International Media Pirates: Are They Making The Entertainment Industry Walk The Plank?, Lavonne Burke Jan 2012

International Media Pirates: Are They Making The Entertainment Industry Walk The Plank?, Lavonne Burke

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

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And Justice For . . . : An Analysis Of Digital Music, Fair Use And Audience Rights, Christopher Cunico Jan 2012

And Justice For . . . : An Analysis Of Digital Music, Fair Use And Audience Rights, Christopher Cunico

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

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Shutting Down The Offense: Why The Supreme Court Should Designate The Nfl A Single Entity For Antitrust Purposes, Peter R. Morrison Jan 2012

Shutting Down The Offense: Why The Supreme Court Should Designate The Nfl A Single Entity For Antitrust Purposes, Peter R. Morrison

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

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The Moral Rights Act Of 2007: Finding The Melody In The Music, Aurele Danoff Jan 2012

The Moral Rights Act Of 2007: Finding The Melody In The Music, Aurele Danoff

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

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