The State’s Revenge-Porn Arguments, Part 1: Is it Speech? – Defending People

by   |  01.21.18  |  Free Speech

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Registration v. Application: A Copyright Circuit Split | Trademark and Copyright Law

by   |  01.19.18  |  Free Speech

Registration is not required for valid copyright ownership, but it is required before you can bring a copyright infringement lawsuit. Section 411(a) of the More »

Federal judge rules against city law requiring ‘no abortion’ disclaimers in pregnancy centers – Baltimore Sun

by   |  01.19.18  |  Free Speech

Baltimore officials cannot use a 2009 law to force a Christian pregnancy clinic to post a disclaimer stating that it refuses to provide abortions, a federal judge ruled this week. More »

Where Are the Supreme Court’s Opinions? – Volokh Conspiracy : Reason.com

by   |  01.19.18  |  Supreme Court

Some Supreme Court watchers were hoping the justices might return from their winter break with a few opinions in decided cases. No such luck. This morning, when the Court convened for argument, it released orders from last week’s conference, but no new opinions.Thus far this term, the Supreme Court has issued only one opinion in an argued case, a brief unanimous opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago. While we don’t ususally see a ton of opinions in the first half of a term, this is the slowest rate in a long, long time. According to data compiled by More »

Impersonating on social media would be crime under bill

by   |  01.16.18  |  Free Speech

Impersonating someone on social media would be made a crime under a bill up for a vote in the Wisconsin Assembly. More »

Federal judge rules against city law requiring ‘no abortion’ disclaimers in pregnancy centers – Baltimore Sun

by   |  01.07.18  |  Free Speech

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Dr. Seuss and Star Trek at Odds over Copyright and Trademark

by   |  01.06.18  |  Copyright and Trademark

“Oh the Places You’ll Boldly Go” combines Star Trek elements and Dr. Seuss’s copyright, exploring the fair use frontier. More »

3-D Printed Guns May Be Headed to the Supreme Court: An Update – Lawfare

by   |  01.06.18  |  Free Speech

The Supreme Court is considering a cert petition on the constitutional implications of 3-D printed guns. More »

Top-selling German newspaper says new online hate speech law must be scrapped

by   |  01.04.18  |  Europe, Free Speech, Internet speech

BERLIN (Reuters) – A new law meant to curtail hate speech on social media in Germany is stifling free speech and making martyrs out of anti-immigrant politicians whose posts are deleted, the top-selling Bild newspaper said on Thursday. More »

Spotify files to go public as it faces a $1.6-billion copyright infringement suit – LA Times

by   |  01.03.18  |  Copyright and Trademark

Spotify has confidentially filed paperwork for an initial public offering, a person familiar with the matter said. Meanwhile, Wixen is suing Spotify for at least $1.6 billion, alleging that the digital music streaming service violated the L.A.-area music publisher’s copyright on over 10,000 songs.

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