Tag Archives: Copyright

The Essential Purpose of the Short Form Copyright Assignment (Archive)



In this archive episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo explain the importance of short-form copyright assignment agreements.

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Paramount is Ready to Dogfight in Top Gun Maverick Copyright Lawsuit



In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss Paramount’s motion to dismiss a copyright infringement lawsuit relating to ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’

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Fox Wins Another Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘Empire’ Character



Fox Wins Another Copyright Lawsuit Over Empire CharacterIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss an author’s copyright lawsuit against Fox and the producers of ‘Empire,’ alleging one of the show’s characters was inspired by her biography.

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Update – Andy Warhol Foundation Urges Supreme Court to Reverse Fair Use Decision



Update - Andy Warhol Foundation Urges Supreme Court to Reverse Fair Use DecisionIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo provide an update on the copyright dispute between a photographer and the Andy Warhol Foundation over several Warhol paintings that utilize the photographer’s images as source material.

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Top Gun Maverick – Right Into The Copyright Lawsuit Zone



In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a copyright dispute, in which the heirs of the author who inspired the movie “Top Gun” claim that the film’s sequel infringes on their copyright to the story.

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The Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Copyright Infringement Action Involving Warhol, Prince, and Goldsmith



The Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Copyright Infringement Action Involving Warhol, Prince, and GoldsmithIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a photographer’s copyright infringement action against the Andy Warhol Foundation, over several Warhol paintings that utilize the photographer’s images as source material.

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Senator Hawley Targets Disney with So-Called Copyright Reform Bill



In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss Senator Josh Hawley’s proposed copyright bill and its implications for the Walt Disney Company.

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Supreme Court Petitioned to Overturn 8th Circuit’s Holding on Architectural Plans that Upends “Standard Marketing Practices” in Real Estate Industry



In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the 8th Circuit’s opinion on copyright protection for architectural plans that could uphend “standard marketing practices” in Real Estate.

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Copyright Office Rejects Application for A.I. Created Art Work



Copyright Office Rejects Application for A.I. Created Art WorkIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the U.S. Copyright Office’s refusal to register a copyright for a piece of artwork created by Artificial Intelligence.

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