copyright

By Marc J. Randazza Apparently some monkey grabbed a camera and started snapping self portraits. (source) If you go to the news article, you'll see that the photos have a copyright notice from "Caters News Agency, LTD." But, if the monkey is the one who "authored" the work, then how the...

Since my firm handled this case, I am not going to comment on it at this time. Nevertheless, the Order says it all. Righthaven has been ordered to pay a defendant's attorneys fees and costs. Order here....

Since my firm is engaged in quite a few cases against Righthaven, I want to limit my comments. But, fortunately, this blog post from Righthaven Victims seems to say it all. Essentially, the Court thought that Righthaven deserved to be sanctioned for its disingenuous copyright "assignments" and failing...

By J. DeVoy On Ephemeral Notebook, Ferdinand Bardamu - skilled writer and friend of the blog - writes that Kayden Kross' takedown of pirates won't make him stop stealing porn.  While "stealing" is an emotionally charged word, and copyright infringement laws only affect uploaders on bittorrent, tubes and file locker sites...

By Marc J. Randazza Today, in Righthaven v. Democratic Underground, Case No. 2:10-cv-01356 (D. Nev.), the court held that Righthaven does not have standing to sue Democratic Underground - and hundreds of others - based on the Strategic Alliance Agreement ("SAA") Righthaven entered into with Stephens Media LLC - previously reported here. As...

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Interesting copyright issue reported in the New York Times: In “The Hangover Part II,” the sequel to the very successful what-happened-last-night comedy, the character played by Ed Helms wakes up with a permanent tattoo bracketing his left eye. The Maori-inspired design is instantly recognizable as the one sported by the boxer...