Public Domain Challenges SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, GOLAN V. HOLDER, CASE NO. 10- 545 Musicians Beware! This could be a monumental decision for all who perform music (like orchestras) or all who publish and distribute foreign material that is considered “Public Domain.” Have you ever wondered about all of the songs that are… Continue reading Public Domain Challenges for Foreign Protection
Employers and Employees Beware! This is an interesting case of privacy with social network sites where the plaintiff represented himself pro se. We state that because it is impossible to know what legal issues could have been potentially brought forth by knowledgeable counsel to change the outcome of the case. Recently in the Southern District… Continue reading Employers and Employees Beware of Workplace Social Media!
Why you shouldn’t assume what you think is “old” or “folk” or “governement” is public domain. READ HERE about the Kookaburra case that cost Men at Work, an Australian band, 5% royalities to the Australian Girl Gudes for “Kookaburra Sits on the Old Gum Tree.”
Did Sarah Palin botch her Trademark Application? Last month it was reported that Sarah and Bristol Palin were rejected on their trademark applications because they did not sign the application. An applicant may sign electronically or by attorney by checking a box and filling in the box /name/ and the date and relationship of signature. … Continue reading Sarah Palin’s Botched Trademark
by Corey May, M.S., Bar Certified Paralegal The turning point in 1990 was The Children’s Television Act (CTA). CARU Children’s Advertising Review Unit recommends that advertisements should not mislead children about the product, its performance or nutritional value. CARU has stated that the visual impression that children receive from the majority of advertising is as… Continue reading Guidelines for Marketing to Children