88 painted tote bags designed by artist David Lew (aka "Sharf Toof") are at the center of a new copyright lawsuit brought under the Visual Artists Rights Act against the City of Los Angeles and the Chinese American Museum.
"The Queen's Gambit" has sparked a new wave of interest in chess. And while chess moves and game results aren't protected by copyright law, that's not for a lack of trying.
In a new motion to dismiss, a law firm's former client and at-will associate argue copyright preemption and remind us that they aren't firm property.
Donald Trump argues that a campaign ad featuring the Eddy Grant song "Electric Avenue" is protected by fair use. Here's why he's wrong.
A new complaint against former Geffen Records employee Robert Fisher seeks a declaration that Nirvana is the rightful copyright owner of the band’s iconic smiley face logo.
Scott Duthie claims to own a 50% copyright interest in Rin Tin Tin, but that Warner won't recognize his rights. Is the studio required to account?
Food-art specialist Cosimo Cavallaro has filed a new complaint under the Visual Artists Rights Act against federal contractors he claims intentionally destroyed his “Cheese Wall” at the U.S.-Mexico border. Does he have a case?
The U.S. Copyright Office has released a new application form for authors of “short online literary works”—including articles, blog entries and social media posts—to register up to 50 of these works in a single application for one fee. But archaic definitions of “publication” will likely trip up many authors, whose works may not actually be covered by the new rule.
Following RIAA’s successful efforts to remove YouTube-DL from several Github repositories, the trade association now finds itself defending a lawsuit by the owner of Yout, another stream-ripping tool. Is this technology more like Betamax or Grokster?
Veteran TV writer Jeffrey Scott claims that Disney breached a contract when it used his 1984 production bible to create a “Muppet Babies” reboot. But is it copyright infringement?