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Intellectual Property Law

An Overview of 'Work for Hire'

Brad Reid | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Do not overlook ownership issues in the desire to rapidly begin a creative project. Recognize the legal significance of "work for hire" and "license" language.

Creativity: The Next Generation

Robert Hormats | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Robert Hormats

Today, April 26, marks World Intellectual Property Day. Although this commemoration might go unnoticed by many, it's worthwhile to imagine for a moment what life would be like without innovation or the inventions innovators produce.

Help Us Shape Our Strategy for Intellectual Property Enforcement

Victoria Espinel | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Victoria Espinel

As the president has made clear, "our single greatest asset is the innovation and ingenuity and creativity of the American people. It is essential to our prosperity and it will only become more so in this century."

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian UNESCO Bid Sets Up Clash Between Hollywood And Israel Lobbies | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pro-Israel interests on Capitol Hill may be about to run afoul of the nearly equally powerful lobbyists of Hollywood and Silicon Valley,...

Denver Judge Sides With Blogger

Posted 11.30.2011 | Denver

On Tuesday U.S. District Court Judge John Kane followed a precedent set by a federal judge in Las Vegas, declaring that the copyright law firm Rightha...

Cory Doctorow On Copyright | Cory Doctorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In my world, copyright's purpose is to encourage the widest participation in culture that we can manage -- that is, it should be a system that encoura...

Glenn Beck Loses Claim Against Web Site Creator's

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A web site mocking Glenn Beck's integrity has won a claim brought against it by the Fox News commentator accusing the site of violating trademark righ...

For the Justice Department-RIAA Connection, the Fifth Time is Not The Charm

Gigi Sohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gigi Sohn

While there are a number of lawyers and others in the White House and elsewhere with a more balanced view of copyright, having so many recording industry lawyers concentrated in the Justice Department is particularly troubling.