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Digital Britain and the return of the Stationer’s Company

Last week marked the 300th anniversary of the Statute of Anne , the first true modern copyright law in the West, which was passed by the British Parliament in 1710. It established a copyright term of 14 years and, for the first time, brought the author on stage as the party in whom the right...

LaFrance on a Screen Actor's Claim to Copyright in her Performance: Garcia v. Google, Inc.

Excerpt: Who is the author of an actor's recorded performance? This question rarely arises in practice, because motion picture producers insist that all creative participants sign work-made-for-hire agreements. When this detail is overlooked, however, all bets are off, and attempts to assert authorship...

Nimmer on Copyright and Milgrim on Licensing Cited in 9th Circuit Decision

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9 th Circuit cited both Nimmer on Copyright and Milgrim on Licensing in Minden Pictures v. John Wiley & Sons , 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 13197, its July 29 decision addressing standing of a photography licensing agency to sue for copyright infringement. Nimmer on Copyright...