Attorneys Handling Copyright Law

Changing the Way Law is Practiced . . . One Copyright Law Blog at a Time

[Detroit, MI].   In this episode of Tech Law Radio, Online Brand Protection Attorney Mallory King talks about why policing online merchandise infringement of your brand is important and provides insight into ways you can both prevent and remove such infringement. (Keep reading for a FREE list of online monitoring tools to help protect your goods) […]

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Legal Issues Facing Brand Owners and Influencers Whether you are a social media influencer, an advertiser looking to hire a social media star to sponsor or advertise your brand, agencies representing influencers or a software platform provider helping measure social media and influencer success, you need a technology attorney who understands the unique issues presented […]

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cease and desist copyright infringement

Imagine this: you just attended a concert at your local concert venue. Assuming it was a lot of fun, you want to share the experience with friends and family, so you post the photos you took on Facebook before going to bed. When you wake up the next morning, you sip your coffee and read […]

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Wise Words from a Copyright Infringement Lawyer “Strict Liability” is a term used to describe legal liability in which a Plaintiff does not have to prove a Defendant’s fault, but simply show that their rights were infringed. Copyright infringement is strict liability, which means you remain liable for copyright infringement even though you did not […]

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Image yourself an artist (of any sort) who has drawn such great inspiration from another (copyrighted) work that you would like to modify that work to create something new.  Are you allowed to do so?  Could you get a copyright to your new creation? As with most questions in law, the answer is: it depends. […]

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Fair use copyright

Not every use of a copyrighted work is considered infringement. Fair Use is an exception that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holder.  Typically, fair use includes categories such as criticism/parody, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.  When determining whether fair use exists, courts look to whether the […]

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Recently, one of our copyright infringement lawyers received a call from an individual indicating that their copyrighted work had been infringed.  My first thought is that Traverse Legal can easily assist with a Copyright Infringement Notice Letter or DMCA Take Down Notice.  That is, however, until they tell me that they found out about the infringement […]

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So you have registered your copyright with the United States Copyright Office, which gives you robust protection and the option for more sizable damages in the event of infringement.  But what if your registered copyright is being infringed in another country?  As there is technically no such thing as an “international copyright” (copyrights are only […]

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The estate of late rapper Messy Mya has sued Beyoncé for copyright infringement, alleging that Beyoncé used Messy Mya’s voice without permission in the “Formation” music video.  Specifically, Messy Mya can be heard in the beginning of the song saying “What happened after New Orleans?” and “B***h I’m back, by popular demand,” as well as […]

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Somewhat related to a claim of copyright infringement (and often preempted by such a claim – more on that later), is the claim for Right of Publicity.  While sometimes available to any individual, Right of Publicity is typically aimed at protecting the name or likeness of famous individuals. [scroll down for free resources that explain […]

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