Tag Archive: Licensing

Section 512 includes a recital of the various safe harbors from liability and is also collectively referred to as OCILLA (Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act). Section 512(f) is intended to be a deterrent to those making false claims of infringement; this subsection of OCCILLA makes the person who is asserting the false claim of …

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Product placement and co-branding is normative, but here is a co-branding deal that demonstrates how a weekly drama can be synergistic for a “real life” issue driven campaign. The Tuesday night CBS drama, The Good Wife, is known by some audiences as the strong, long suffering, capable, working, lawyer wife show, with moral ambiguity. This …

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Oracle USA, Inc. v. Sap AG et al., No. 07-CV-01658 PJH (EDL) (N.D. Ca. 24) An eight person jury in Oakland California awarded Oracle the largest copyright infringement judgement of 1.8 Billion Dollars, in U.S. history. This judgement exceeds even the largest patent infringement award of $1.67 billion in the 2009 patent case against Abbott …

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Oracle v. Rimini Street, USDC D. Nevada 2:10-CV-00106-LRH-PAL Oracle sued Rimini, a third party support and maintenance service provider, for having illegally downloaded Oracle’s software and support materials by logging on to Oracle’s password protected web-database using an Oracle customer’s individual login credentials, and downloading support materials in excess of that customer’s authorized license agreement. …

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This article from the Daily Princetonian reports that the University “grossed roughly $266,000 [in] 2008… for the commercial use of Princeton trademarks and logos.” The University reportedly has over 100 licensing agreements with third parties, which grant limited rights to produce, use and/or sell products under the University’s marks (anything from baseball caps to mugs), …

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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) Shepard Fairey is a contemporary visual artist who created the iconic red, white and blue “Hope” poster that became the symbol of Obama’s campaign and, arguably, a cultural phenomenon (have you Obamicon-ed yourself yet?). Fairey doesn’t dispute that he used a photograph …

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With the goal of capturing “the most detailed experience of a single moment ever in history,” CNN and Microsoft invite inaugural attendees to send photographs documenting the moment that Barack Obama took the oath. Participants are instructed to: “1. Take one photo of the moment when Obama takes the oath. If you have a digital …

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