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Week 6: Slides & Video, October 25, 2021

Week 6: Slides & Video, October 25, 2021

Video & slides below… Jon

Week 5: Slides & Video, October 18, 2021

Week 5: Slides & Video, October 18, 2021

Video & slides below… Jon

Olivia Rodrigo vs Paramore

Olivia Rodrigo vs Paramore

Most of you are likely familiar with this already, but I just wanted to share an interesting and fairly recent music-industry copyright issue that arose between the singer Olivia Rodrigo and the band Paramore. The songs at issue here are Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” and Paramore’s “Misery Business.” I’ve hyperlinked the songs on YouTube. After […]

Bad Art Friend and Copyright

Bad Art Friend and Copyright

Hey all,  If you spend a bad amount of time on Twitter like I do I’m sure you’ve seen the buzz about Bad Art Friend, a piece in the NYT Mag about a very convoluted and petty feud between two authors. One of the main points of contention in the article is an allegation of […]

Week 4: Slides & Video, October 4, 2021

Week 4: Slides & Video, October 4, 2021

Video and slides below. Unfortunately the camera was focused in the wrong place. Sound is fine which ultimately is the important thing. We have dealt with the annoyance somewhat by just having voice over slides for this class. Jon

Shift in Power Dynamics in Relation to IP in the Entertainment Industry

Shift in Power Dynamics in Relation to IP in the Entertainment Industry

Hi everyone! I just came across an interesting IP-related article that I thought I’d share. Essentially, it is about how writer and actress Michaela Cole turned down a $1 million Netflix deal because they wouldn’t allow her to retain any of the copyright. Mind you, Cole was only asking for 5% of her copyright (at […]

Week 3: Slides & Video, September 27, 2021

Week 3: Slides & Video, September 27, 2021

Video and slides below. Note that I have included among the slides on the copyright owner’s right to perform a work in public (and the right of others to perform the work if not in public). I will be going through these next class, and they will be in in part or full in the […]

Week 2: Slides & Video, September 20, 2021

Week 2: Slides & Video, September 20, 2021

Video & slides below… Jon

Week 1: Slides & Video, September 13, 2021

Week 1: Slides & Video, September 13, 2021

Welcome to Intellectual Property. May it prove to be a satisfying and fun adventure for each of you. Today’s video and slides below… Jon

Presentation: Fluid Trademarks

Presentation: Fluid Trademarks

Hi Everyone! I would like to share my presentation on Fluid Trademarks with all of you. Fluid trademarks are marks that change over time (think Google Doodle). They are an increasingly prevalent branding strategy in the digital age, but due to their changing nature it is very difficult to shoehorn fluid marks into existing IP regimes. […]