Monthly Archive: January 2011

Estate of Curtis v. Chambers and Globe Specialties, Supreme Court of Massachusetts, Case No. 10662 (Jan. 18, 2011) Harold Curtis designed and produced unique and distinctive printed promotional and advertising materials used by automobile dealerships to conduct direct mail campaigns and advertise dealership sales events. In 2000, Globe was rebuffed by Curtis after Globe offered …

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Barefoot Architect, Inc. v. Bunge, (3rd Cir. Jan. 14, 2011) Defendant’s dream of building a home in the Virgin Islands is the genesis of this dispute. Bunge retained an individual architect who, later and before the litigation, became employed by Plaintiff to create that dream house’s architectural plans. But there was the usual archetypal falling …

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As the two cases below teach … it isn’t enough to assert copyright infringement when only the broadest themes are shared. 1. Estate of Adrian Jacobs v. Scholastic, 10. Civ. 5335, S.D.N.Y. Paul Gregory Allen, Trustee of the Estate of Adrian Jacobs, sued Scholastic, Inc. in the Southern District of New York for copyright Infringement …

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Amaretto Ranch Breedables v. Ozimals, Inc., 2010 WL 5387774 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 21, 2010). The court in this case is also being asked to order Linden Research, the operator of Second Life, to stop complying with DMCA ‘Take Down’ demands (Section 512) until the merits of the case are determined by the court. But the …

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UMG Recording, v. Augusto (9th Circuit Opinion 0110104) Troy Augusto d/b/a Roast Beast Music Collectibles did not infringe on copyrights held by Universal Music Group (UMG) when he sold promo “industry edition” CDs through the online auction site eBay, despite the presence of labels on the giveaway CDs warning that they should not be resold. …

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Two law professors, one at Case Western and one at U.C Hastings, intended to write a textbook about criminal law, but end up writing a lesson in misapplication of copyright law. In McMunigal v. Bloch (N.D. Cal. 12/23/10), two law professors contract with Aspen Publishing to create a criminal law textbook, but the production of …

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https://wiki.mozzilla.org/Drumbeat/Attribution_generator. Mozilla (noting that people who want to do the right thing and give attribution should be able to easily) has launched “OPEN ATTRIBUTE” which is a free and easy suite of tools that makes giving attribution easy and fast. It is only available for Creative Commons’ licensed content, but it’s so deliciously easy and …

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Joe Esposito, who blogs at “Scholarly Kitchen”, has a knack of distilling the influx issues in the tumultuous world of publishing. This most recent blog post is particularly helpful in making sense of the upheaval and seeing some patterns emerge. To quote a bit: “While one would be hard-pressed to find any publisher who does …

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