COPYRIGHT

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The Queen Anne’s Revenge is a former French merchant vessel that was captured by the pirate Edward Teach, more commonly known as Blackbeard, in 1717. Allen v. Cooper at 343. Teach abandoned the Revenge in 1718 when it ran aground off the coast of...

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Respondent Aereo allows its subscribers to watch and record locally-broadcast television programs over the internet for a monthly fee. See WNET v. Aereo, Inc.,712 F.3d 676, 680. Aereo provides the functionality of a television, a Digital Video...

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Definition

The exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something.

Overview - U.S. Copyright ActGeneral

The U.S. Copyright Act, (codified at 17 U.S.C. §§ 101 - 810), is federal legislation which...

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Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation (“Fourth Estate”) is an organization that creates online news articles. Fourth Estate Pub. Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com at 2. Fourth Estate owns copyright in the articles it produces and licenses those...

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Overview

A patent grants the patent holder the exclusive right to exclude others from making, using, importing, and selling the patented innovation for a limited period of time. The U.S. Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq., was enacted by Congress...

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In 2010, Oracle USA, Inc. et al. (“Oracle”) commenced suit against Rimini Street, Inc. (“Rimini”) and Rimini’s CEO, Seth Ravin (“Ravin”), in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, alleging infringement of the Copyright Act and...

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Varsity Brands, Inc. et al. (“Varsity”) designs and manufactures cheerleading uniforms and accessories. Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., No. 14-5237 at *2 (6th Cir., filed Aug. 19, 2015). Varsity’s designers first create “design concepts...

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The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (“OCGA”) is Georgia’s official compilation of all its laws and has been published yearly since 1982. State of Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org at 5. Both private and public entities wrote the OCGA. Id. at 2–3. The...

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Overview

The law of unfair competition is primarily comprised of torts that cause economic injury to a business through a deceptive or wrongful business practice. Unfair competition can be broken down into two broad categories:

unfair...