Trademark Fair Use and an Alien Gunfight in Manchester Cathedral

These are the kinds of stories that make me pull my hair out in despair at the way in which people toss around nonexistent intellectual property rights when they dislike someone else’s portrayal of them. It shows why robust trademark fair use rights are so important (which, no coincidence, is the topic of my writing […]

IP Professors Amicus Brief in 20th Century Fox v. Cablevision

Last week, I joined a group of other professors of technology and intellectual property law in submitting a friend-of-the-court brief to the Second Circuit in 20th Century Fox v. Cablevision, a recent copyright case. In Cablevision, the district court outlawed a type of digital video recorder (DVR) that stored recorded programming on Cablevision’s own servers, […]