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The Sample Solution: How Blockchain Technology Can Clarify A Divided Copyright Doctrine On Music Sampling, Angelo Massagli Dec 2018

The Sample Solution: How Blockchain Technology Can Clarify A Divided Copyright Doctrine On Music Sampling, Angelo Massagli

University of Miami Business Law Review

This article will examine how blockchain technology can clarify the complex and inconsistent judicial approach to the copyright doctrine regarding music sampling. As it stands today, circuit courts are divided over how to handle copyright infringement stemming from unlicensed music sampling. The first approach is simple: if you want to sample, get a license. The second approach is more lenient and applies a de minimis standard that forces courts to make fact sensitive, case–by–case decisions regarding whether or not the sample of the original work is sufficient enough to be defined as an infringement. The reason for this ...


Backing Down: Blurred Lines In The Standards For Analysis Of Substantial Similarity In Copyright Infringement For Musical Works, Nicholas Booth Jan 2018

Backing Down: Blurred Lines In The Standards For Analysis Of Substantial Similarity In Copyright Infringement For Musical Works, Nicholas Booth

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


Lookalike Logos: Is A High School's Use Of A Logo Or Insignia Similar To That Of A University A Violation Under The Lanham Act, Keegan Girodo Jan 2018

Lookalike Logos: Is A High School's Use Of A Logo Or Insignia Similar To That Of A University A Violation Under The Lanham Act, Keegan Girodo

Marquette Sports Law Review

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Piracy On Peer-To-Peer File Sharing Networks: Why A Streamlined Online Dispute Resolution System Should Not Be Forgotten In The Shadow Of A Federal Small Claims Tribunal, Naomi Gemmell Sep 2017

Piracy On Peer-To-Peer File Sharing Networks: Why A Streamlined Online Dispute Resolution System Should Not Be Forgotten In The Shadow Of A Federal Small Claims Tribunal, Naomi Gemmell

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This Article proposes application of an ADR system for resolving online copyright disputes related to P2P file sharing. Section II provides an overview of P2P file sharing networks and associated copyright infringement. Section III explores current approaches that fall short in resolving P2P copyright disputes, namely the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, litigation, and private agreements. Section IV examines the two primary proposed solutions to online copyright disputes: alternative dispute resolution and federal small claims. Section V recommends that a streamlined online dispute resolution system is necessary (even if a federal small claims tribunal is adopted), and concludes.


Keinitz V. Sconnie Nation, Llc: The Seventh Circuit's Necessary Resistance To Defining The Fair Use Doctrine Solely In Terms Of Transformativeness, Alexander Perwich Jan 2017

Keinitz V. Sconnie Nation, Llc: The Seventh Circuit's Necessary Resistance To Defining The Fair Use Doctrine Solely In Terms Of Transformativeness, Alexander Perwich

Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

Under the fair use doctrine, use of a copyrighted work is not an infringement on a copyright if, after consideration of four factors, a court considers the use to be fair. The four factors courts are required to consider are: (1) “the purpose and character of the use;” (2) “the nature of the copyrighted work;” (3) “the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole;” and (4) the effect the use has on “the potential market for or value of the original copyrighted work.” A circuit split exists between the Second and ...


Scenes From The Copyright Office, Brian L. Frye Apr 2016

Scenes From The Copyright Office, Brian L. Frye

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

This essay uses a series of vignettes drawn from Billy Joel’s career to describe his encounters with copyright law. It begins by examining the ownership of the copyright in Joel’s songs. It continues by considering the authorship of Joel’s songs, and it concludes by evaluating certain infringement actions filed against Joel. This Essay observes that Joel’s encounters with copyright law were confusing and frustrating, but also quite typical. The banality of his experiences captures the uncertainty and incoherence of copyright doctrine.


Unauthorized Digital Sampling In The Changing Music Landscape, Ryan Lloyd Nov 2015

Unauthorized Digital Sampling In The Changing Music Landscape, Ryan Lloyd

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


Ip Basics: Copyright In Visual Arts, Thomas G. Field Jr. Jan 2015

Ip Basics: Copyright In Visual Arts, Thomas G. Field Jr.

Law Faculty Scholarship

This discussion focuses on the needs of free-lance artists, craftspeople, photographers, sculptors and the like.


Creative Copyright: Tailoring Intellectual Property Policies And Business Strategies For Creative Content Industries In The Digital Age, Bhamati Viswanathan Jan 2015

Creative Copyright: Tailoring Intellectual Property Policies And Business Strategies For Creative Content Industries In The Digital Age, Bhamati Viswanathan

SJD Dissertations

My dissertation explores intellectual property rights in three fields: fashion, music and education. I examine the varying degrees of IP rights in those fields, and ask whether the differing levels of rights are appropriate to keep these industries creative, innovative and robust. I further examine the salient characteristics of those rights and ask whether such an understanding might help to determine optimal levels of IP protection in other creative industries.


Trademark Law And The Prickly Ambivalence Of Post-Parodies, Charles E. Colman Aug 2014

Trademark Law And The Prickly Ambivalence Of Post-Parodies, Charles E. Colman

Charles E. Colman

This Essay examines what I call "post-parodies" in apparel. This emerging genre of do-it-yourself fashion is characterized by the appropriation and modification of third-party trademarks — not for the sake of dismissively mocking or zealously glorifying luxury fashion, but rather to engage in more complex forms of expression. I examine the cultural circumstances and psychological factors giving rise to post-parodic fashion, and conclude that the sensibility causing its proliferation is one grounded in ambivalence. Unfortunately, current doctrine governing trademark parodies cannot begin to make sense of post-parodic goods; among other shortcomings, that doctrine suffers from crude analytical tools and a cramped ...


Fun & Profit: When Commercial Parodies Constitute Copyright Or Trademark Infringement, Tammi A. Gauthier Nov 2012

Fun & Profit: When Commercial Parodies Constitute Copyright Or Trademark Infringement, Tammi A. Gauthier

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Internet-Based Fans: Why The Entertainment Industries Cannot Depend On Traditional Copyright Protections , Thomas C. Inkel Oct 2012

Internet-Based Fans: Why The Entertainment Industries Cannot Depend On Traditional Copyright Protections , Thomas C. Inkel

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


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

No abstract provided.


Copyright Liability For The Playing Of 'Music On Hold': Telstra Corporation Ltd V Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd, William Van Caenegem Jan 2010

Copyright Liability For The Playing Of 'Music On Hold': Telstra Corporation Ltd V Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd, William Van Caenegem

William Van Caenegem

Extract: This is a test case brought by the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA), the assignee of copyright in musical and literary works for the purpose of the public performance rights (both live and mechanical), the right of transmission to subscribers to a diffusion service (the diffusion right) and the broadcast right. The question to be determined is whether Telstra (or Telecom as it was called at the outset of proceedings) by providing certain music on hold services, is liable to APRA because of a breach of their diffusion and/or broadcast rights under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). APRA ...


Discovering Injury? The Confused State Of The Statute Of Limitations For Federal Copyright Infringement. , John Ramirez Jun 2007

Discovering Injury? The Confused State Of The Statute Of Limitations For Federal Copyright Infringement. , John Ramirez

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Does Grokster Create A Cause Of Action That Could Implicate The Apple Tv?., Jill David Jun 2007

Does Grokster Create A Cause Of Action That Could Implicate The Apple Tv?., Jill David

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Bringing Sexy Back: Unauthorized Film Editing, Copyright, And How Removing Reproductive Acts Violates Reproduction Rights, Logan Clare Mar 2007

Bringing Sexy Back: Unauthorized Film Editing, Copyright, And How Removing Reproductive Acts Violates Reproduction Rights, Logan Clare

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Inducers And Authorisers: A Comparison Of The Us Supreme Court's Grokster Decision And The Australian Federal Court's Kazaa Ruling, Jane C. Ginsburg, Sam Ricketson Jan 2006

Inducers And Authorisers: A Comparison Of The Us Supreme Court's Grokster Decision And The Australian Federal Court's Kazaa Ruling, Jane C. Ginsburg, Sam Ricketson

Faculty Scholarship

On June 27, 2005, the US Supreme Court announced its much-awaited decision in MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster Ltd. A few months after this, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision at first instance in relation to parallel litigation in that country concerning the KaZaa file sharing system. Both decisions repay careful consideration of the way in which the respective courts have addressed the relationship between the protection of authors' rights and the advent of new technologies, particularly in relation to peer-to-peer networks.

In the Grokster case, songwriters, record producers and motion picture producers alleged that two popular ...


Is The Federal Circuit Affecting U.S. Treaties? The Itc, Sec. 271(G), Gatt/Trips & The Kinik Decision, Anne E. H. Li Dec 2005

Is The Federal Circuit Affecting U.S. Treaties? The Itc, Sec. 271(G), Gatt/Trips & The Kinik Decision, Anne E. H. Li

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Harry Potter And The Three-Second Crime: Are We Vanishing The De Minimis Defense From Copyright Law?, Julie Cromer Sep 2005

Harry Potter And The Three-Second Crime: Are We Vanishing The De Minimis Defense From Copyright Law?, Julie Cromer

ExpressO

No abstract provided.


The Dmca Subpoena Power: Who Does It Actually Protect?, Thomas P. Ludwig Feb 2004

The Dmca Subpoena Power: Who Does It Actually Protect?, Thomas P. Ludwig

ExpressO

After years of legal maneuvering and courtroom skirmishes, the lines in the war between copyright holders and online copyright infringers have been clearly drawn. This conflict, which is poised to erupt in courts across the country, began decades ago with the birth of the Internet, which gave rise to a previously unparalleled opportunity for the dissemination, sharing, and enjoyment of every conceivable form of human expression. In addition to the benefits it has provided, the Internet also has given rise to copyright infringement on a global scale through the unauthorized posting and sharing of digital files. After years of unsuccessfully ...


The Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Preserving The Traditional Copyright Balance, Christine Jeanneret Dec 2002

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Preserving The Traditional Copyright Balance, Christine Jeanneret

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Cheese: Discerning What Causes Dilution Under 15 U.S.C. 1125(C)–A Recomendation To Whittle Away The Liberal Application Of Trademark Dilution To Internet Domain Names, Matthew D. Caudill Dec 2002

Beyond The Cheese: Discerning What Causes Dilution Under 15 U.S.C. 1125(C)–A Recomendation To Whittle Away The Liberal Application Of Trademark Dilution To Internet Domain Names, Matthew D. Caudill

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Roundtable Panel Iii: Digital Audio, Michael Carlinsky, Steven Fabrizio, Katherine Forrest, Nic Garnett Dec 2001

Roundtable Panel Iii: Digital Audio, Michael Carlinsky, Steven Fabrizio, Katherine Forrest, Nic Garnett

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Trademark Vigilance In The Twenty-First Century: A Pragmatic Approach, Peter S. Sloane, Bret I. Parker, Eric A. Prager, Kathleen Donohue Mar 1999

Trademark Vigilance In The Twenty-First Century: A Pragmatic Approach, Peter S. Sloane, Bret I. Parker, Eric A. Prager, Kathleen Donohue

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Lanham Act And Deceptive Trade Practice Claims Arising Under State Professional Licensure Laws, John L. Reed Oct 1997

Lanham Act And Deceptive Trade Practice Claims Arising Under State Professional Licensure Laws, John L. Reed

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Japanese Patent Law And The Wipo Patent Law Harmonization Treaty: A Comparative Analysis, Mark S. Cohen Mar 1994

Japanese Patent Law And The Wipo Patent Law Harmonization Treaty: A Comparative Analysis, Mark S. Cohen

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Trademark Protection Of Advertising Slogans: A Modern Perspective, Evynne Grover Mar 1991

The Trademark Protection Of Advertising Slogans: A Modern Perspective, Evynne Grover

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.