Copyright Case on Photos and Descriptions

SMC Promotions, Inc. v. SMC Promotions, 2005 WL 292492 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 7, 2005). Plaintiff is a product distributor that relies on affiliate marketing. Plaintiff grants a copyright license to affiliates to use catalog photos and descriptions on the affiliates’…

Copyright in Tattoos

Tattoo artist claims copyright in the tattoo he put on Rasheed Wallace. Note to kids out there contemplating getting a tattoo: don’t do it, but if you do, at least practice safe tattoo-ing and get an adequate copyright license from…

Amicus Briefs in MGM v. Grokster

If you haven’t checked it out, 28 amici briefs have been filed so far in the MGM v. Grokster case, including three different briefs led by law professors. I find it particularly interesting that Sen. Leahy and Hatch submitted a…