Monthly Archive: July 2009

While the King of Pop has passed to his eternal resting place, he leaves behind more than devastated fans, mourning family members, legendary dance moves, and record breaking statistics. With his demise, we have learned that Michael Jackson amassed a substantial intellectual property portfolio, demonstrating a creativity well beyond his musical talents and leaving some …

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Fairey et al v. The Associated Press, Case No. 1:09-cv-01123-AKH (S.D.N.Y, filed 02/09/2009) A follow up to this blog post. As predicted, copyright ownership in the underlying photograph is turning out to be a point of contention in the federal lawsuit. To refresh the reader’s recollection, Fairey, filed for declaratory relief on the basis of …

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If you don’t have anything nice to say, it’s not OK to lie. Increasingly, the FTC is going digital-rambo against false advertisers, and the states are following (law)suit. Lifestyle Lift, a cosmetics company has just settled with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for publishing fake reviews about its cosmetic facelift process. According to documents …

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