Recent Articles

You Stole My Dance Moves: Copyright Lawsuits over Choreography against Creators of Fortnite

By Ross Bagley – February 18, 2020 | Recent cases highlight both the current vulnerability of works that feature recognizable dance moves and the difficult threshold for those seeking to protect those dances as choreographic works under the Copyright Act.

Infringement on Instagram

By Ashley J. Heilprin – February 18, 2020 | Recent paparazzi lawsuits against celebrities sharing photos on social media spark clash over celebrities’ right of publicity.

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Recent Practice Points

How Do the Wealth Gap and YouTube Policies Benefit Powerful Media Entities?

By Trevor W. Barrett – July 10, 2020 | New class action copyright infringement lawsuit alleges the video-streaming giant’s Content ID system unfairly benefits the wealthy and is insufficient to grant DMCA safe harbor.

Audio

Business Development for Young Intellectual Property Litigators

Pilar Kraman and Michael Steger discuss strategies and best practices for developing business as young intellectual property litigators based on their own experiences and practices. This Sound Advice covers methods to use for any level of experience or type of IP practice. (12:06 min.)

Update on Scandalous and Obscene Trademarks

By Lesli D. Harris – February 21, 2020 | In this Sound Advice, Lesli Harris gives update on "scandalous" and "obscene" trademarks after the recent Supreme Court decision in Iancu v. Brunetti.

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Roundtables

Picture This: Litigating Copyright Infringement of Photographs

Digital technology has led to an explosion of litigation regarding the infringement of photographs. This program will explore strategies for claimants and defendants in copyright photography litigation through an examination of recent cases. The panel will feature experienced copyright litigators Kevin McCulloch and Cynthia Arato, along with Mickey Osterreicher, General Counsel of the National Press Photographers Association.

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