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…

A Second Circuit Panel Misunderstands the Copyright Act’s Statute of Limitations (Guest Blog Post)

By Guest Blogger Tyler Ochoa In Sohm v. Scholastic, Inc., 959 F.3d 39 (2d Cir. 2020), a Second Circuit panel held that “the discovery rule applies for statute of limitations…

U.S. Supreme Court Confirms that States Have Sovereign Immunity from Copyright Infringement Suits–Allen v. Cooper

by guest blogger Tyler Ochoa On March 23, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in Allen v. Cooper, No. 18-877, that states have sovereign immunity from claims of copyright infringement,…

Top Moments from #WIPIP2020

…of retribution. Many thanks to our fabulous Faculty Feud MC, Prof. Tyler Ochoa, who is a 2x Jeopardy champion and won Ben Stein’s money, so he knows a thing or…

Copyright, State Sovereignty, and Pirates: Some Thoughts on Oral Argument in Allen v. Cooper (Guest Blog Post)

…the Allen v. Cooper case, see Prof. Tyler Ochoa’s summary.] Allen filed suit for copyright infringement. He argued that Congress had abrogated state immunity for copyright infringement through the Copyright…

[Statute of] Queen Anne’s Revenge? Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Allen v. Cooper

By guest blogger Tyler Ochoa If your literary or artistic work is copied by a state government or state officials, can you sue those defendants for copyright infringement? Section 511…

Copyright Registration, Publication on the Internet, and the Revolving “Back Door to Berne” (Guest Blog Post)

…to register copyright. In Fourth Estate (see Tyler Ochoa’s post on the decision), the Supreme Court held that in order to file a copyright infringement suit, an owner of an…

Supreme Court Requires Completed Copyright Registration Before Filing Suit–Fourth Estate Public Benefit v. Wall-Street (Guest Blog Post)

Guest Blog Post by Tyler Ochoa On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC, No. 17-571, 139 S.Ct. ____, 2019 U.S….

An Analysis of Title I and Title III of The Music Modernization Act, Part 2 of 2 (Guest Blog Post)

Guest Blog Post by Tyler Ochoa [This is part 2 of a 2-part series on the Music Modernization Act. Check out part 1 before reading this post.] The Musical Works…