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Let There be Discounts! Copyrights Cannot be Used to Control Importation or Impair Competition.

And who does not like a good discount? Well, manufacturers, like Omega, for one. Fortunately for consumers, the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a decision granting Costco’s motion for summary judgment and award of attorney’s fees, thereby allowing Costco to sell discounted Omega watches. 644 more words


What works are protected by copyright?

Copyright protects “original works of authorship” that are fixed in a tangible form including the following:

  • Literary works
  • Musical works, including any accompanying words
  • Dramatic works, including any accompanying music…
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What are the rights of a copyright holder?

The owner of a copyright has the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following:

  • Reproduce the work
  • Prepare derivative works based on the work…
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Marshawn Lynch to Trademark Catchphrase

Word of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch’s trademark application for the phrase, “I’m just here so I won’t get fired,” is drawing the attention of sports fans and IP nerds alike. 221 more words

What's the difference between copyright and trademark?

Trademarks are often confused with copyrights, but each protects something very specific. Understanding how they differ will help you make the right filing choice for protecting your valuable property against infringement. 81 more words


Q u i L L #15 Change is Good

I did everything you envisioned vital
I tailored, tucked, cut, and hid key pieces of self to fit
My words became juvenile
And to make a point—words sworn flew freely… 189 more words


Global Music Rights Threatening YouTube

By Amy E. Feldman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Did you ever wonder how YouTube could get away with having copyrighted songs posted on it? So do the owners of the songs. 223 more words

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