Home > Insights > Blogs > In Focus

In Focus

In Focus

(By accessing, browsing or using the pages below, you agree to the Blog Conditions of Use/Disclaimer available under "Links.")

Posts

All infringements aren’t equal

Mark Sableman June 6, 2017
In Focus_default blog

Results in two recent cases suggest that circumstances have significant effects on damages and attorneys’ fee awards. READ MORE

Fair use blocks out copyright claim over LeBron’s tattoo

Mike Nepple June 1, 2017
fair-use-ink-blog

Solid Oak sued Take-Two Interactive Software for copyright infringement last year, claiming it is a technical foul to display the copyrighted tattoo on LeBron James’s arm in Take-Two’s popular NBA 2K line of video games READ MORE

Will a court recognize ‘aerosol artists’?

Mike Nepple April 28, 2017
former site of 5 Pointz graffiti

You may think of it as “graffiti,” but a court in New York must determine if “aerosol art” is “meritorious” and of “recognized stature” such that it gets special copyright protection. READ MORE

Beyoncé’s copyright case was destined for dismissal

Mark Sableman September 29, 2016
Beyonece 2016 Formation Tour

A famously learned federal judge sprinkled his high-profile dismissal of a copyright claim against Beyoncé with pop culture references to Taylor Swift, "Ghostbusters," and Oscar Wilde, along with some hard lessons for plaintiffs who overreach with their copyright claims. READ MORE