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Vulgar Words Should Be Protected by Trademark Laws, Supreme Court Hears
WASHINGTON—A disputed trademark that is pronounced the same way as a vulgar swear word constitutes speech that should be protected by the government on First Amendment grounds, a lawyer for ...
April 15, 2019
China’s Latest IP Theft Distraction: Letting Foreign Companies Win Copyright Lawsuits
A recent wave of successful lawsuits for foreign companies could be part of China’s continued attempt to portray ...
December 3, 2018
There Is No Copyright on Taste of Food, European Court Rules
Europe’s top court has ruled that the taste of a food can't be protected by copyright in a ...
November 13, 2018
How a Legal Case Changed Halloween
Across the United States, jack-o-lanterns, witches, goblins, and vampires turn up all over the place in late October. ...
October 19, 2018
Ronald J. Rychlak
Europe Approves Controversial Copyright Law Opposed by Web Giants
BRUSSELS—European lawmakers voted to significantly strengthen copyright laws on the continent after a battle that pitched big tech ...
September 12, 2018
Chinese Imitation of Ritz Crackers Sued for Trademark Infringement
China is notorious for its poor copyright protection, with one international company after another turning to Chinese courts ...
May 20, 2018
Taylor Swift, YouTube, Piracy, and Fair Use—The Digital Music Battle
From vinyl to tape to CD to iTunes to Spotify, it has been a wild ride for the ...
June 26, 2016
Twitter Deletes Trump’s Tweet of Fan-Made Video
Twitter deleted a tweet by Donald J. Trump's for containing a fan-made video. On April 4, the Republican frontrunner tweeted a parody video of Electronic ...
April 5, 2016
Student From Kazakhstan Challenges Academic Publishing Giants
A master's student from Kazakhstan is challenging copyright infringement with her database of academic journal articles. Since 2011, Alexandra Elbakyan, 27, ...
April 4, 2016
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Boost or Not for Participant Economies?
If negotiations are completed and ratified by the countries involved, is the Trans-Pacific Partnership likely to create more ...
August 18, 2015
Justices Won’t Hear Google Appeal in Dispute With Oracle
The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over ...
June 29, 2015
The Associated Press
Why Batman and Rhapsody in Blue Should Be in the Public Domain, but Aren’t
This year, the comic book characters Superman and Batman would be free to use by anyone.
February 1, 2015
Why Cash and Copyright Are Bad News for Creativity
Imagine you were asked to write a law that encouraged creativity. What would it look like?
January 13, 2015
Google Uses ‘Bucket’ to Remove ‘Ocean’ of Pirated Search Results: 200 Million in 2013
Google is receiving a rapidly increasing number of requests to remove URLs from its search results that allegedly ...
November 12, 2013
Judge Rules Copyright Infringement Over Twitter Pics
A U.S. District Court ruled on Monday that news outlets infringed on a photographer's copyrights after publishing photos ...
January 16, 2013
Tories Preempt Levy on microSD Cards
The government’s move to block any new levy on microSD cards hurts music creators, argues group.
November 8, 2012
Trump Likely to Pick Scalia’s Son for Labor Secretary
US Lawmakers Call for End to 20 Year Long Persecution of Falun Gong
Judge Denies Jeffrey Epstein’s Bail Request
Pompeo Announces an International Alliance to Defend Religious Freedom
US Navy Shoots Down Iranian Drone Near Strait of Hormuz, Trump Says
Democrat Who Introduced Articles of Impeachment Walks Off CNN During Interview
Trump Says Comments by Congresswomen are Helping Fuel Rise of ‘Militant Hard Left’