Saudi Arabia And US Copyright Laws Compared

Saudi Arabia and US Copyright Laws Compared

By Hussain Bu Najimah Washington University School of Law LLM candidate, 2022 Saudi Arabia is changing very fast, and it has become one of the fastest and hottest developed countries in the world. And one of these changes is the opening of the country for entertainment events, festivals, and art galleries. Saudi Arabia also intends to open more art museums…

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First Sale Doctrine Fatality?

First Sale Doctrine Fatality?

By Khala K. Turner Saint Louis University School of Law Juris Doctorate Candidate, 2022 Shiver and Duke, a creative company based in Atlanta, is up against Chanel in New York federal court as a potential first sale doctrine fatality. In February 2021, Chanel filed suit against the e-commerce-based company after it noticed its jewelry products were being redistributed in interstate…

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The Future Of NFTs

The Future of NFTs

By Annika Eckenrode Washington University Juris Doctor Candidate, 2022 In 2007, a video of a baby biting his brother’s finger, entitled “Charlie Bit My Finger”, went viral on YouTube, receiving nearly a billion views since it was uploaded. Now, years later, the children in the video are teenagers who have made a major profit off of their childhood fame, as…

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Amazon Brand Protection: A Brief Overview For Brands

Amazon Brand Protection: A Brief Overview for Brands

By Lauren Kinder Saint Louis University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2023 Amazon has become a household name generally associated with endless buying options, quick shipping, and cheap prices. The platform boasts easy access for business owners looking to expand their online sales, though there has been a recent emphasis on thwarting the sale of counterfeit goods. In March…

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Circulate This Message: IP And Mobile Applications

Circulate This Message: IP and Mobile Applications

By Benjamin Ogara Texas Tech University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2022 "Have you ever had your heart ripped out of your chest?" This is the first phrase many people heard when they came across a story of how P. Diddy, a well-known rapper and business mogul, announced he would be releasing an app called SHOP CIRCULATE that would…

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Are You Your Own Boss?

Are You Your Own Boss?

By Leo Brenneman Washington University School of Law Juris Doctorate Candidate, 2023 The U.S. Department of Labor (“DoL”) under the Biden Administration has withdrawn a regulation from the previous administration addressing whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The distinction between a contractor and employee affects a worker’s legally guaranteed rights…

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A New Trend In The Music World

A New Trend in the Music World

By Heather Regnier University of Colorado School of Law Juris Doctorate Candidate, 2024 If someone created a painting using eight different acrylic paints, can someone else argue copyright infringement if their own painting was created using the same eight acrylic paints? Katy Perry’s defense attorneys effectively argued no, but they were not talking about paint. They were talking about musical…

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Last But Not Least: Missouri’s Tardy Wayfair Legislation

Last but not least: Missouri’s tardy Wayfair legislation

By John-Charles Ward Washington University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2023 In 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided a case titled South Dakota v. Wayfair. The effect of the ruling was to expand states' taxing powers by giving them the ability to tax companies that sell to consumers within their borders but do not have a physical presence…

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Who Owns Your Skin?

Who Owns Your Skin?

By Talia A. Lubin The University of California, Hastings College of the Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2022 Does your skin belong to you? Most people would likely respond to that question with an emphatic, of course! But suppose another person's original artwork is inked under your skin so that it becomes a part of your physical body. Does that piece…

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An Artist’s Guide To Protecting Art On Social Media

An Artist’s Guide to Protecting Art on Social Media

By Heather Regnier University of Colorado School of Law Juris Doctorate Candidate 2024 Hard work, time, money, and pride are the basic elements each artist puts into his or her creations. It is only natural for artists to feel the need to share their works with the world. Nowadays, social media is a nesting ground for artists to publish their…

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