The Parody Defense to Trademark Infringement: The North Face vs. The South Butt | The IP Law Blog

0 Commentsby   |  01.17.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

By Zachary J. Wadlé Missouri teenager Jimmy Winkelmann grew weary of his high school classmates’ blind and materialistic infatuation with The More »

Merkel Coalition Seeks to Punish Social Media for Hate Speech

0 Commentsby   |  01.14.17  |  Europe

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government plans to fine social media networks such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. if they fail to combat hate speech, as German officials accuse media companies of being too slow to take action. More »

Copyright in Klingon

0 Commentsby   |  01.11.17  |  Copyright and Trademark, Free Speech

A “Star Trek” fan film is hit with an unfavorable ruling in a copyright infringement suit in federal court in California. More »

JonBenét Ramsey’s brother sues CBS for defamation

0 Commentsby   |  12.29.16  |  Free Speech

The brother of JonBenét Ramsey, the 6-year-old beauty queen who was mysteriously killed in 1996, filed a $750 million defamation lawsuit against CBS Corp. on Wednesday, following the airing of a TV documentary that accused him of killing his sister. More »

When Twitter trolling lands you in jail: Dallas case tests limits of free speech | Crime | Dallas News

0 Commentsby   |  12.09.16  |  Free Speech

Source: When Twitter trolling lands you in jail: Dallas case tests limits of free speech | Crime | Dallas News More »

Fair Use or Infringement? A Look at Politics & Copyright – Print Magazine

0 Commentsby   |  12.09.16  |  Copyright and Trademark

Learn the difference between copyright and fair use with these examples from present and past political campaigns. Read more. More »

Briles sues officials at Baylor for libel, slander

0 Commentsby   |  12.09.16  |  Libel

Former Baylor football coach Art Briles sued three school regents and a vice president for libel and slander Thursday, accusing them of falsely stating he knew of reported assaults. More »

Appeals Court Upholds Warner Bros.’ Legal Victory Over ‘Gone With the Wind’ Merchandise

0 Commentsby   |  11.07.16  |  Free Speech

A $2.57 million judgment and permanent injunction is affirmed. More »

These aren’t the trademarks you’re looking for: Lucasfilm sues “Lightsaber Academy” for infringement – The Brand Protection Blog

0 Commentsby   |  10.28.16  |  Free Speech

Lucasfilm, the Disney subsidiary and owner of the world-famous Star Wars franchise, is making headlines this week after filing suit against “Lightsaber Academy,” a school of Jedi swordplay. Lucasfilm’s complaint, filed in California federal court on October 14, targets Michael Brown, the operator of Lightsaber Academy, Thrills and Skills, and New York Jedi. Brown and … Continue reading More »

Justin Timberlake voting selfie not under review by District Attorney

0 Commentsby   |  10.25.16  |  Free Speech

This might make a good final exam question… More »