Rights, Licensing and Endorsements

One copyright lawsuit says the answer is “no.”

In a case against Take Two Interactive, the maker of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, Solid Oak Sketches LLC argues
Continue Reading Does LeBron James Have the Right to License His Own Tattoos?

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

In March of this year, the Second Circuit reversed a decision by the District Court and held that the video clipping service operated by TVEyes infringed Fox News’ copyrights. We
Continue Reading Update: TVEyes Seeks Supreme Court Review of Major Fair Use Decision

Joshua Bornstein writes:

U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, DCPresident Trump’s recent nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Kennedy’s seat on the United States Supreme Court has caused some concern about his potential impact
Continue Reading The Surprising Reason the Kavanaugh Nomination Could Be a Big Boon to Content Streamers

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