The Slavish Copy: Legal Repercussions Of Art Reproduction

The Slavish Copy: Legal Repercussions of Art Reproduction

By John-Charles Ward Washington University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate 2023. At what point does a work of art — a photograph is a good example — move from being a copyrightable original work to an uncopyrightable slavish copy? What should we consider when making this decision? For the law at least, the hallmark of a copyrightable work is…

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Big Change For Small Claims

Big Change for Small Claims

By John-Charles Ward Washington University Law School Juris Doctor Candidate 2023 On December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, or the CASE Act, as part of the Omnibus COVID-19 Relief bill. This was an event 10 years in the making. The CASE Act was a legislative priority for many small creators such as Instagram influencers,…

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Protecting A Business Name

Protecting a Business Name

By Benjamin Ogara Texas Tech University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate 2022 The name of a business, product, or service is one of the most important aspects of a company. This naming process can bring up legal concerns with respect to trademark law, as well as business concerns when it comes to marketing. This is in part because there…

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