Protecting Intellectual Property with Copyrights

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What are the enforcement-related requirements to police copyrights against infringers? Is there a parallel to prior art invalidating patents in the world of copyrights? Which works are considered to be in the public domain?

On a blog or social media site, who owns the copyright to a comment? The blog / social media host? The author of that comment? What do you need to do to make Terms of Use statements on your website controlling in terms of copyright law? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you really should listen to this webinar.

The following are among the issues discussed relative to copyrights during this extremely comprehensive webinar:
  • Copyright registration and notification costs and processes
  • Infringement costs, damages and injunctions
  • Works made for hire
  • Public interest issues
  • Sovereign immunity
  • Contract language
  • Recapture
  • On-line infringement
  • Open source and copyleft

Key insight regarding the pros, cons and instances of best use of the above methodologies was provided.

  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • Stop Online Piracy Act
  • Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
  • Viacom v. Google
  • Sony BMG v. Tennenbaum
  • Florida Prepaid v. College Savings
  • Willis v. Can’t Stop Productions
  • Chanel, Inc. v. Does
  • MGM v. Grokster
  • Apple v. Psystar
  • eBay v. MercExchange
  • Jacobson v. Katzer

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