The Internet would look very different today without the DMCA – a law passed by Congress in 1998, when the Internet was only 7 years old. Without the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), YouTube, Facebook and Instagram and other similar sites would have most likely been sued out of existence….
Copyright vs trademark, are sometimes mistakenly used interchangeably. However, each body of law is distinct, has a different purpose and protects vastly different kinds of IP assets. A Trademark Protects Mainly Brand Names, Product Names and Service Names The purpose of a trademark is to protect a word, phrase, slogan…
If a copyright license does not specifically grant you an exclusive copyright right, you would not be able to sue infringers
Keeping adequate record of your software creation efforts can be very helpful to stave off copyright infringement claims
Despite Oracle’s efforts to utilize copyright law to asphyxiate Rimini’s business model, Rimini’s support services appear to have bright days ahead
The surest way to preempt litigation and licensing fee losses is to limit licensees’ potential claims of joint copyright ownership contractually
Fair Use is a potent tool. But, like Google, anticipate tumultuous legal battles and prepare by devising tactical restrictions.