Until late last week, it worked as follows. California individuals whose artwork was resold at an auction or to a private party by a gallery were entitled to 5% of the purchase price as a form of copyright protection. That was the stipulation at the center of the California Resale Royalties Act, the only such law of its kind ever passed in the United States.
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Do musicians benefit from trademark protection?
Bethesda, a well-known video game company, is suing Warner Brothers and Behavior Interactive over a new Westworld mobile game. The company alleges copyright infringement, misappropriation of intellectual property and breach of contract.
Creative people in myriad endeavors -- ranging broadly from business and art to literary expression and musical composition – are properly concerned with protecting their intellectual property.
Congress has been busy. The legal team for music streaming company Spotify has been hard at work. Ditto for a federal judge overseeing a sprawling and big-bucks class action lawsuit involving musical royalties.
Yes, there is a litmus test under federal law for assessing trademark infringement claims.
Executives from the Oracle Corporation love a recent federal court decision in their company's favor, and are now eager to garner a maximum recovery that is estimated to be in the many billions of dollars.
A California federal judge's frustration with a recent copyright case ruling was manifestly apparent in the dissent she wrote in a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 2-1 split decision.
Many of our California readers scanning today's post likely know full well of the record-breaking early run of the movie Black Panther, which is rapidly becoming one of the top all-time industry revenue producers.