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Copyright Concerns At Jazz Fest Parties

As I walk to Jazz Fest every year, I inevitably pass people who live near the fairgrounds having a party in their yard. It usually sparks a question in my mind of whether these near-Jazz Fest parties are violating copyright law. This year I decided to answer it in advance. And like most legal questions, the answer

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Can Animals Own A Copyright?

My kids introduced me to Bini the Bunny this past week. For those who do not know, Bini is a rambunctious bunny rabbit whose owner films his exploits and posts them to youtube.com. One of the videos in particular caught my attention: That is a really cool painting Bini has made in this video! But

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DMCA Counter-Notice Victory For Firm Client

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act provides a mechanism for allegedly aggrieved copyright owners to have infringing material taken off a website. But it also provides a ‘counter-notice’ system where the allegedly infringing content owner can dispute and assert ownership or fair use over the material in question. This post may seem very technical, but it is an

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