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You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is quiting. 1. There are some strange people out [...]You...
Bar exam results are out for July 2008. Congrats to all of my classmates and students. The full list, also available on the Ark. Supreme Court (pdf) web site, follows: Ables, Jason Keith 68 Kings River Rd. N. Little Rock, AR 72116 Albritton, Allison Curran 2325 Apple Blossom Lane Conway, AR...
I will be posting very sporadically for the next few months. I am not teaching this semester and am working on a business plan in order to begin raising money in the spring.I will be posting very sporadically for the next few months. I am not teaching this semester and am working on a business plan...
Under thr 1909 copyright law, formalities (concerning notice and registration) were very important. I do not find it surprising then that the Disney’s may have messed up their copyright notice. The law then was that if there existed any ambiguity in the notice, then copyright was void. Of...
Singer Jackson Browne is suing US Republican presidential candidate John McCain for using one of his songs without permission. (NY Times) McCain used Browne’s 1977 hit “Running on Empty” in a commercial shown in Ohio. Browne claims that the use of the sone infringes hiis copyright and will...
Online petition: Against the Orphan Works Act of 2008. This bill is no better than the one that I wrote about the Journal of the Copyright Society this Spring. It even includes a registration database requirement, which is an anathema to the stated purpose of the copyright clause of the...
Yesterday, my new Tivo Series 3 HD arrived. Yes, I know that it is a box that is being discontinued in favor of the Series 2 HD, but the extra candy on this box is so nice I couldn’t pass it up. As it is also intended to be in the Home Theater some day, [...]Yesterday, my new Tivo Series 3 HD...
The Central District of California granted summary judgment in UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Troy Augusto, No. CV 07-03106. (SJO), regarding the legality of reselling promo CDs. Mr. Augusto acquired promo CDs and resold them on eBay, which Universal alleged infringed their copyright due to the following...
I haven’t gone through both new versions of the Orphan Works bills (House, Senate). However, this month the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA published my article detailing problems with all previous versions of orphan works legislation. Here is a PDF of the article, Darrin Keith...
110th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 2913 To provide a limitation on judicial remedies in copyright infringement cases involving orphan works. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES April 24, 2008 Mr. LEAHY (for himself and Mr. HATCH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the...