Among copyright lawyers, Stairway to Heaven may become known not just for its abstract lyrics and acclaimed guitar solo, but also for the legal rulings that upended a jury verdict
Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Vacates Verdict in Stairway to Heaven Copyright Action: Missteps in Jury Instructions Result in Remand for New Trial

John Simson writes:

The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act last week by a vote of 415-0! Imagine our divided Congress passing anything with no opposition. This
Continue Reading Can Congress Do Something Right? The Music Modernization Act and Why It Matters

Charlie Nelson Keever writes:

The Supreme Court ruled this morning that a federal law that prohibits the government from registering trademarks that “disparage” others violates the First Amendment.

Members of
Continue Reading Supreme Court: The Slants Keep Their Name – “Disparagement” Clause Violates the First Amendment