Archive for August, 2017

PetaPizel: Photographers, Register Your D*mn Copyright

by   |  08.14.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Photographer Max Dubler struck a nerve last week with an article documenting the theft of one of his downhill skateboarding images. More »

Los Angeles Bans Photos at Concerts in Public Park

by   |  08.14.17  |  Free Speech

JMC alum and Nashville photographer Bill Hobbs drew my attention to another case like this in Music City. Apparently, after Hobbs complained to the city about the unconstitutional restriction, event organizers removed the ban. More »

Richard Prince’s Loss Over Appropriated Art Gives Copyright Law Hope

by   |  08.14.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

A federal court rejected Richard Prince’s claim that his use of another artist’s work was so innovative, he shouldn’t have to go to trial for infringement. More »

Buc-ee’s trademark legal battle with Choke Canyon put on hold – Houston Chronicle

by   |  08.14.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

Buc-ee’s also has filed suit against Omaha, Nebraska-based Bucks, Frio River Grocery in Concan, Texas, (over it’s use of a Beaver mascot) and a half dozen others in recent years. More »

New York Times Editorial Writer Must Testify in Sarah Palin Lawsuit – The New York Times

by   |  08.14.17  |  Libel

A federal judge ruled that for him to decide on a motion filed by the The Times seeking the dismissal of a defamation suit filed by Ms. Palin, the writer must appear under oath. More »