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Archive for October 2010

Political Sites Don’t Have Blanket Fair Use Exemption From Copyright Laws

October 29, 2010

Legal Issues With Online Video For Business: Texas Governor Rick Perry (still) Learning the Hard Way. As reported this week on the Star-Telegram.com, Gov. Perry’s YouTube account was shut down due to copyright violations. The campaign has used multiple YouTube accounts, most recently to post videos attacking political rival Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Although the campaign removed those […]

Cake Boss Trademark lawsuit settled. The show will go on

October 24, 2010

Cake Boss trademark lawsuit highlights the need to clear trademark/IP rights This one has been a hot topic around the water cooler at IP law firms. Apparently no one at the Learning Channel thought to “clear” the rights to the show title “Cake Boss.” Trademark clearance involves a broad search for rights holders who may […]

Online Video Legal News Update

October 12, 2010

Recent Headlines in the Nascent World of Online Video Legal Issues. No law against online piracy in Ireland: High Court judgment has found that laws to identify and cut off internet users illegally copying music files are not enforceable in Ireland. UFC sues British man over online streaming of events: Las Vegas Sun – Lawsuit alleges defendant will similarly […]