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Garcia v. Google: Stanislavski and Meisner Pay a Visit to Copyright

Prof. Randal C. Picker, University of Chicago Law School March 11, 2014 On Feb. 26, 2014, the Ninth Circuit released its opinion in Garcia v. Google and the copyright law professor community went ballistic.  I measure that by the volume of tweets that I saw in my twitter feed and then by the traffic on [...]

By |2018-05-02T21:20:23-04:00March 11th, 2014|Intellectual Property Issues|Comments Off on Garcia v. Google: Stanislavski and Meisner Pay a Visit to Copyright

Paying for Bringing the Public Domain Online

Prof. Randal C. Picker, University of Chicago Law School January 7, 2014 If you have been following this blog carefully, you know that I have been preparing for my first day of my Winter 2014 Copyright course through a series of blog posts (here, here, and here, and you can see the syllabus for the [...]

By |2018-06-06T11:39:38-04:00January 7th, 2014|Intellectual Property Issues|Comments Off on Paying for Bringing the Public Domain Online

Copyright Day One: Three More Pieces of Paper

Prof. Randal C. Picker, University of Chicago Law School December 12, 2013 For the first time in four years, starting in January, I am teaching Copyright.  It is good to separate from courses to gain the perspective that comes with distance, but I am also eager to shake off the rust to rethink old cases [...]

By |2018-06-06T17:53:21-04:00December 12th, 2013|Intellectual Property Issues|Comments Off on Copyright Day One: Three More Pieces of Paper

Copyright and the Government: The ‘Missing’ Proviso in Section 105

Prof. Randal C. Picker, University of Chicago Law School September 11, 2013 This is a big and lively topic.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a recent interesting decision on the interface of copyright and legal pleadings (Unclaimed Property Recovery Service, Inc. v. Kaplan), and there is a new lawsuit over [...]

By |2018-05-03T12:44:50-04:00September 11th, 2013|Intellectual Property Issues|Comments Off on Copyright and the Government: The ‘Missing’ Proviso in Section 105

Ad Blocking and Platform Competition

Prof. Randal C. Picker, University of Chicago Law School July 29, 2013 If you aren’t watching carefully, you are missing the ongoing skirmishes in the advertising tech wars.  There is an important privacy front there, but today I want to focus on a different question, namely whether an advertiser can have any confidence that its [...]

By |2018-05-03T12:41:11-04:00July 29th, 2013|Intellectual Property Issues|Comments Off on Ad Blocking and Platform Competition

Copyright Day One Redux: Of Urinals, Unmade Beds, and Presidents

Prof. Randal C. Picker, University of Chicago Law School June 25, 2013 I am delighted to be teaching Copyright again next year after not doing so for three years and so I find my mind drawn each day to topics for the class.  The first day of class is very much a day for fundamentals [...]

By |2018-06-06T18:05:30-04:00June 25th, 2013|Intellectual Property Issues|Comments Off on Copyright Day One Redux: Of Urinals, Unmade Beds, and Presidents

Understanding Extraterritoriality in Kirtsaeng

Prof. Randal C. Picker, University of Chicago Law School April 1, 2013 The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kirtsaeng will undoubtedly receive a great deal of attention from copyright lawyers.  Jim Gibson took a run at the decision last week on the blog and you should be sure to read that.  The decision involves three [...]

By |2018-06-06T18:06:23-04:00April 1st, 2013|Intellectual Property Issues|Comments Off on Understanding Extraterritoriality in Kirtsaeng

Access and the Public Domain

Prof. Randal C. Picker, University of Chicago Law School February 19, 2013 The recent tragic suicide of Aaron Swartz has again emphasized the complexities of copyright’s public domain.  The Swartz case is complex and his prosecution by the U.S. federal government for an alleged violation of federal computer law is controversial, but I want to [...]

By |2018-06-01T12:57:32-04:00February 19th, 2013|Intellectual Property Issues|Comments Off on Access and the Public Domain

The Federal Trade Commission and In-App Advertising

Prof. Randal C. Picker, University of Chicago Law School December 19, 2012 Media comes in all forms these days and so does government regulation of it, as a recent Federal Trade Commission report, “Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade,” makes clear.  The FTC has been on a privacy tear this year [...]

By |2018-06-01T14:14:48-04:00December 19th, 2012|Intellectual Property Issues|Comments Off on The Federal Trade Commission and In-App Advertising

Book Prices Are Going Up (Down) (or Both)

Prof. Randal C. Picker, University of Chicago Law School September 17, 2012 The book market is experiencing enormous turmoil.  This is being driven by the emergence of e-books as an important phenomenon coupled with the substantial disruption created by Amazon’s strong position in the market.  Prices are all over the place as we see churn [...]

By |2018-06-01T14:16:56-04:00September 17th, 2012|Intellectual Property Issues|Comments Off on Book Prices Are Going Up (Down) (or Both)