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Public Knowledge’s Lonely Echo Chamber of Copyright Advocacy

Yesterday the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee issued the first set of policy proposals following their long-running copyright review process. These proposals were principally aimed at ensuring that the IT demands of the Copyright Office were properly met so that it could perform its assigned functions, and to provide adequate authority for it to adapt its policies and practices to the evolving needs of the digital age. 1,085 more words


NHL’s Newest Hockey Team has Trademark Registration Rejected

Trademarks are not often discussed in the mainstream media but the fiasco surrounding the trademark application rejection of the branding of the Vegas Golden Knights is bringing an important issue for any business to the forefront. 125 more words

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Samsung launches Jet Black iPhone 7 knockoff with glossy 'Black Pearl' Galaxy S7 Edge

”Samsung as rumored last month has announced the Galaxy S7 edge will be available in a new ‘Black Pearl’ color in select markets starting tomorrow,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors. 566 more words


Ornamental Features, Apple and Samsung: The Reverse of the $400M Verdict

The Supreme Court has stepped into the Apple and Samsung argument by reversing a $400 million verdict.

According to Bloomberg, “The U.S. Supreme Court gave Samsung Electronics Co. 222 more words

The Curious Case of the Cheerleader Uniforms

One of the hot topics du jour in the fashion press is the copyright battle in the Supreme Court involving cheerleader uniforms. It poses the question of when a two-dimensional design that is part of a useful article is copyrightable—in this case, designs consisting of color blocks, chevrons, and lines in uniforms for cheerleaders. 1,123 more words

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"It's still magic even if you know how it's done"*...

There’s a war being waged in the dark corners of the internet. On one side are kleptomaniac pirates hiding in secret communities. On the other side is the law.

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