Posted By: Drew Weigel The notion that copyright, in part or in whole, might be an inadequate theory of property for digital media is not new. Some have responsibly argued that the statutory distinction between performance and distribution falls apart when applied to digital media, creating a false and unnecessary distinction between interactive and non-interactive […]
Posted By: Julia Ketchum Have you ever read a book or watched a movie and thought maybe it should have ended differently? Or have you wanted to see a copyrighted character interact in a new situation outside the normal tale? For fan fiction writers, using copyrighted characters and copyrighted settings to make a new […]
Posted By: Timothy T. Emmart The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently held that it is an infringement of copyright to sell or transfer a physical back-up copy of a software program, when the original physical copy has been damaged, lost or destroyed. This ruling came after another ruling by the same court that created […]
Posted By: Ryan Rempp The video game emulator community argues that it is okay to download a video game if it is not in production and no longer in the primary market. Does that argument hold water, legally speaking?
Posted By: Stephen Timmer “Yelp Defeats Legal Challenge to its User Review Filter.” It is a headline that we have all become accustomed to seeing; the scales of justice tipping in the favor of the 800-lb. gorilla of review sites. As a refresher, Yelp is one of the most recognized review sites on the Internet. […]
Posted By: Stephen Timmer Super Mario’s Pizzeria is celebrating two years in business! His business is in highly competitive area surrounded by other, established pizza places like Luigi’s Lovely Pizza Pies. Mario prides himself on customer satisfaction, whether patrons dine in or if they order take out through his mobile phone app (powered, ironically, by […]
Posted By: Stephen Timmer Aha! You are a computer and software salesperson that has finally found the angle necessary to break through and win the business of the fastest and steadily growing law firm in the country. You are sitting in a coffee shop with free and unsecured wi-fi when this epiphany comes to you; […]