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The 35-Year Copyright Decay: Singers to Take Advantage of Approaching License/Transfer Termination Date

Dates far in the future have a tendency of falling off our radars. If you're looking 35-years into the future, the dates really fall off. Beyond the purchase of 35 twelve-month calendars, you can't effectively plan 3 1/2 decades in advance. But if you aren't at least looking ahead, be warned...

Macho, Macho Copyright: Village People’s Lead Singer Faces Resistance in Terminating Copyright Grant Pursuant to 17 USC 203

Y.M.C.A., Macho Man, In The Navy - you might never admit it, but you've danced to at least one of these, maybe at a sporting event or a wedding or (sadly) your prom. Thankfully, you're now a practicing attorney, and all that Village People stuff is behind you. Or is it? Strange days...

Foley & Lardner LLP: The Delaware Chancery Court Awards Share of Profits to Prospective Licensee for Failure by Licensor to Negotiate in Good Faith in PharmAthene v. SIGA Technologies

By David A. Charapp On September 22, 2011, the Delaware Chancery Court awarded PharmAthene, Inc. a 50 percent share of profits above a certain threshold amount from sales of SIGA Technology Inc.'s pharmaceutical product known as ST-246, due to SIGA's failure to negotiate in good faith...

Remote Deletion Technology, License Agreements, and the Distribution of Copyrighted Works

By Joseph E. Van Tassel J.D. 2011, University of Virginia School of Law Excerpt from Remote Deletion Technology, License Agreements, and the Distribution of Copyrighted Works , 97 Va. L. Rev. 1223 Introduction IN July 2009, Amazon Kindle users who had purchased and downloaded a particular version...

Curtailing Copycat Couture: The Merits of the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act and a Licensing Scheme for the Fashion Industry

By Aya Eguchi* *B.S.E., Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, 2005; J.D. Candidate, Cornell Law School, 2012; Editor, Cornell Law Review, Volume 97. Excerpt from Curtailing Copycat Couture: The Merits of the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act and a Licensing Scheme for...

Royalty/Licensing Rates For Mobile Music Upheld by Second Circuit

MobiTV, Inc. (Mobi) purchases programming from cable television networks and transmits it to wireless carriers, to which consumers subscribe to obtain wireless service on their mobile phones. Basically, Mobi acts as a middleman between "content providers" - television networks, record labels...