By Aidan Murray Would you like to see my New York play? It’s a parody, won’t you stay? I do not like your play, not one bit! It’s just not right, it doesn’t fit. It’s not fair use, you make me ill. I will take you to court and stop you I will! Fair use, Read more about Fair Use, Foul Use, Use Use Use[…]
Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Delivers Creative Cease-and-Desist Letter
A Chicago venue decided to temporarily transform their event space into a ‘Stranger Things’ themed pop-up bar. According to their website, “The Upside Down bar concept will be the end of Summer 80’s dance party of your dreams, filled with curious Things inspired by & paying homage to the instant-classic television show. It brings you Read more about Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Delivers Creative Cease-and-Desist Letter[…]
The “First State” No Longer First in Corporate Litigation
By Michael V. Gattoni For the past 15 years, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform has conducted a “Lawsuit Climate Survey,” polling in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives at U.S. companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. Each person polled must be knowledgeable about corporate litigation matters Read more about The “First State” No Longer First in Corporate Litigation[…]
Monkeying Around with Copyright Law
The two-year ‘monkey selfie’ dispute between David Slater, a British Wildlife photographer, and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has driven copyright lawyers bananas and finally reached a settlement. Monkey See. Monkey Do. This legal battle began in the Indonesian jungle when Naruto, the macaque monkey, snapped a ‘selfie’ using Slater’s unattended Read more about Monkeying Around with Copyright Law[…]
Skull Crushing Victory for Dan Aykroyd’s Spirits
Who knew that comedian/actor Dan Aykroyd was co-founder of a vodka brand? And that not only is this vodka award-winning, but that it is delivered in a skull-shaped bottle? Interestingly too, Dan Aykroyd is dead serious about making sure to enforce his rights of this very distinctive registered trade dress of his. Aykroyd and his brand, Read more about Skull Crushing Victory for Dan Aykroyd’s Spirits[…]
What can you learn from Disney’s “Zootopia” copyright lawsuit?
Longtime movie producer and screenwriter, Gary Goldman, whose notable credits include writing Total Recall and producing Minority Report, filed a federal lawsuit for copyright infringement this week against the Walt Disney Company. The “Zootopia” copyright lawsuit accuses Disney of stealing his idea for ‘Zootopia,’ the award-winning best animated picture for both the Golden Globes and Oscars. Goldman claims that Read more about What can you learn from Disney’s “Zootopia” copyright lawsuit?[…]
Morristown Employers: Are You Complying with the New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance?
As flu season rolls through and allergy season commences, it is pretty much inevitable that workers will need some time off to address their health or their family’s health issues. While most employers do in fact give employees some paid time off each year to be used for sick leave, in many places, the law Read more about Morristown Employers: Are You Complying with the New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance?[…]
A Look at Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Choice for the Supreme Court
As you now know, Neil Gorsuch has been nominated to fill Justice Scalia’s open Supreme Court seat. Where does he stand, and will we (you) like him at the end of the day? We hope to help you judge for yourself. During what will be a tumultuous confirmation process, we hope this article will help Read more about A Look at Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Choice for the Supreme Court[…]
Which U.S. Supreme Court Nominee will Trump Pick?
Tonight, President Donald Trump will be announcing his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Who are they and what do they stand for? The leading contenders are all very conservative, all relatively young, all millionaires, all originally nominated to the bench by President George W. Bush, all white Read more about Which U.S. Supreme Court Nominee will Trump Pick?[…]
U.S. Supreme Court Hands Samsung a Win
By Winifred E. Campbell On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Samsung Electronics as to the damages it owes to Apple in a design patent dispute that has been in the courts for years. The ruling potentially relieves Samsung of having to pay $399 million to Apple for patent Read more about U.S. Supreme Court Hands Samsung a Win[…]