The Copyright Litigation Blog covers the Copyright Litigation Handbook which guides attorneys through litigation. It covers copyright office issues, pleadings, motions, discovery, evidence and trial, federal rules and civil procedure, current affairs, events, resources, developments, and products and services related to copyright. The author of this blog, Ray Dowd, is the author of the Copyright Litigation Handbook, which was published in October, 2006.
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Please check out Paul Sullivan’s column Wealth Matters titled How to Avoid Forgeries When Buying Fine Art in today’s New York Times, link below: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/03/your-money/is-that-a-real-motherwell-better-make-sure-before-buying.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all For those with an...
Hyrdrofracking video embedded aboveFilmmaker Josh Fox, creator of Gasland, was arrested while trying to film Congressional hearings on hydrofracking. According to media accounts, Republican lawmakers lawlessly threw him out.Hydrofracking is a toxic, pollutive process graphically...
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Golan v. Holder last week, bills like the Research Works Act, which is designed to restrict access and limit sharing of scientific data, become more ominous. More on the Research Works Act from Wikipedia here. The full text...
Thanks to the Federal Bar Association and the Jewish Federation of San Antonio, I will be speaking at the Jewish Federation of San Antonio on February 8 about Egon Schiele's Dead City and the mystery and litigation that it has spawned since District Attorney Robert Morgenthau seized it in 1998 at...
Great video by TED's Clay Shirky explaining how SOPA and PIPA undermine the First Amendment, creativity, and due process of law. A frightening vision of Americans being transformed back into mindless consuming couch potatoes, with a great concrete example of child creativity being stifled by...
If you thought SOPA and PIPA were bad, they have nothing on ACTA, which hands over copyright law and policy to an unaccountable trade collective.I have posted in the past on ACTA, learn more here and here.Here is the text of a petition to the White House to end ACTA, the link is here if you...
Thanks to Anonymous for commenting here on my Megaupload post yesterday and for explaining that one of the rationales for the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act is that this legislation is purportedly necessary because there is allegedly no remedy against rogue websites that...
Courtesy Techdirt, a copy of the Megaupload indictment is embedded below. The indictment is against an alleged "rogue website" that allegedly facilitates copyright infringement.Recently Congress has initiated legislation, the Protect-IP Act ("PIPA") and the Stop Online Piracy Act ("SOPA"). These...
The U.S. Supreme Court decided yesterday that Congress has broad powers to place works in the public domain under copyright. Choice nugget: "Congress can hardly be charged with a design to move stealthily toward a regime of perpetual copyrights."In light of the SOPA/PIPA debacle,...
If you'd like to know where your Senator is on the Protect-IP Act and would like to know what their position is, here is a great page created by Open Congress.www.dunnington.com Purchase Copyright Litigation Handbook 2011 by Raymond J. Dowd from West here Find Ray Dowd at Dunnington...