Monthly Archive: August 2006

Reality television show themes and movie plots are among the theatre forming the new platform for the evolving area of state jurisdiction over ‘idea submission’ theft in New York and California courts. Arising from the case in which Jeff Grosso sued Miramax for Miramax’s movie, “Rounders”, the Ninth Circuit held that while Grosso failed to …

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Although Smack Apparel has been selling colleagiate t-shirt parodies since 1989, the absence of authorizing licenses was not a business oversight. Smack Apparel proudly announces on its website, “Licensed ONLY by the First Amendment” when it uses colors, fonts and near verbatim phrasing of popular college imprimaturs at www.smackapparel.com. For Duke University – Puke For …

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