A crash course in copyright law, part 3 (exceptions)

May 27, 2018 No Comments

A crash course in copyright law, part 3 (exceptions) What are some exceptions to copyright infringement cases? So, when is it all right? Purdue University offers a terrific and very readable summary of the main known exceptions to copyright infringement claims. Note: the law changes in every area. This blog is no substitute for talking directly with an […]

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A crash course in copyright law, part 2

May 27, 2018 No Comments

A crash course in copyright law, part 2 Want to learn more about copyright law? How about infringement? We are artists and that means we are copyright holders, even if we never assert our rights and never file with the copyright office. According to American copyright law, you own it if you made it. You […]

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A crash course in copyright law, part 1

May 27, 2018 4 Comments

A crash course in copyright It’s time for a crash course in copyright law. Don’t worry; no one is going to make you practice law. Seriously, you’re good. Me, on the other hand? I’m a retired lawyer, admitted to the New York state bar, 1986. I never worked in the copyright field. However, I have […]

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Quinnipiac Assignment 05 – ICM 552 – Who Owns Spiderman?

May 27, 2018 1 Comment

Who Owns Spiderman? In 1998, Stan Lee, the creator of Spiderman and other iconic comic book characters, contracted with his own company, Stan Lee Entertainment, Inc. (the predecessor company to Stan Lee Media, Inc., also known as SLMI). Lee assigned to the company the rights to all of the characters he had worked on while […]

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Quinnipiac Assignment 03 – ICM501 – Copyright & Copyleft—Intellectual Property Online

May 27, 2018 2 Comments

Copyright & Copyleft—Intellectual Property Online Copyleft? Way back, when intellectual property was fairly siloed, and hard to copy, it was not that difficult to assert copyright. Actors and actresses plied their trades on stage or the big or small screen but the best anyone could do in terms of copying them was to either take […]

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