26 Trademark Academics Oppose the SHOP SAFE Act

…Timothy Murphy, University of Idaho College of Law Prof. Tyler Ochoa, Santa Clara University School of Law Prof. Lisa Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law Prof. Betsy Rosenblatt,…

U.S. Supreme Court Fixes Ninth Circuit’s Test for Mistakes in Copyright Registrations—Unicolors v. H&M (Guest Blog Post)

By Guest Blogger Tyler Ochoa On February 24, the U.S. Supreme Court held 6-3 that the Ninth Circuit erred in invalidating a copyright registration for failure to comply with the…

A Seismic Ruling Undone: California’s Sound Recording Copyright Statute Does Not Include Public Performance Rights—Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM (Guest Blog Post)

By Guest Blogger Tyler Ochoa Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that California Civil Code section 980(a)(2), which grants “exclusive ownership” of a sound…

State Government’s Alleged Copyright Infringement Wasn’t a “Taking”–Jim Olive v. University of Houston (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Tyler Ochoa Last week, the Texas Supreme Court held that “the violation of a copyright, without more, is not a taking of the copyright,” and affirmed the…

New York’s New Post-Mortem Right of Publicity Law Comes Into Effect, Part 2 (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Tyler Ochoa On May 29, 2021, New York’s new post-mortem right of publicity law came into effect. The law is codified at N.Y. Civil Rights Law §…

New York’s New Post-Mortem Right of Publicity Law Comes Into Effect, Part 1 (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Tyler Ochoa On May 29, 2021, New York’s new post-mortem right of publicity law came into effect. The law is codified at N.Y. Civil Rights Law §…

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Fair Use in Google-Oracle Software Battle (Guest Blog Post)

By Guest Blogger Tyler Ochoa [BONUS: Prof. Ochoa will be speaking on this case April 13, 6pm Pacific. Free registration.] On April 5, the U.S. Supreme Court held 6-2 that…

CASE-ing the Joint: The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (Guest Blog Post)

By Guest Blogger Tyler Ochoa [Eric’s note: Prof. Ochoa previously posted a 900 word summary of the CASE Act. This post does a 5,500 word deep dive into the law…

A Short Summary of the CASE Act (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Tyler Ochoa [Eric’s intro: The following is an excerpt from Joyce, Ochoa and Carroll, Copyright Law (2021 Supplement). In a future post, Prof. Ochoa will do a…

Over 50 Privacy Professionals & Experts Oppose Prop. 24

…Miers, CIPP/US, Legal Policy Specialist at Google Michael Moore Alma Murray Raji Nagarkar Jake Nousomme, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT Max P. Ochoa Derek Palmer Jessie Reeves Michael G. Rhodes Michael…