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Beware of software "phone-home" technology

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Software Litigation Essentials - "Phone Home" Technology     Introduction   Many software vendors now use "phone home technology" to try to protect their intellectual property rights.  We see this with many companies such as VB conversion, CNC Mastercam (Solidworks), Vero  (Alpacam, Surfca...

Attorney Steve® overview of Work-For-Hire agreements

Posted by Steve Vondran | Aug 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Copyright Law Essentials - The Work for Hire Agreement How Work-for-Hire Agreements Work Often people begin working for a company and sign a number of contracts with out fully reading them. Among these contracts will often be a Work for Hire contact, which many people will ove...

De Minimis use in Copyright Music law

Posted by Steve Vondran | Aug 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The 9th Circuit Court and Music Copyright Infringement – De Minimis Exception VIDEO:  Watch Attorney Steve® explain this important Music Law concept. Introduction  Today's music industry, like many others, uses fragments of earlier works to create new interesting sounds and songs. Without th...

Don't go insane trying to master Public Domain

Posted by Steve Vondran | Aug 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Copyright Law Essentials - Public Domain In this blog we will go over what “Public Domain” in copyright law refers to in terms of definition, how materials are added, important notes to keep in mind, correct usage, and how to find public domain works. All of the laws and regulations mentioned in...

How much should a photo infringement case settle for?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Aug 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is the Fair Market Value? Like anything else in life (buying a banana in the marketplace or a baseball card), Fair Market Value (FMV) can seem to be a bit arbitrary.  However there is some case law in the realm of Copyright Law that seeks to provide some guidance on what a photo infringemen...

Strike 3 files multiple lawsuits in Florida in April

Posted by Steve Vondran | Apr 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Copyright Watchdog® – Strike 3 Holdings Files More Lawsuits in Florida!! Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. JOHN DOE subscriber assigned IP address Filed: April 1, 2019 as 8:2019cv00781 Plaintiff: Strike 3 Holdings, LLC Defendant: JOHN DOE subscriber assigned IP address 47.199...

Is a software informant’s identity confidential?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Apr 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Software Audit Essentials – Dealing with the Defamatory “Informant” in anti-piracy investigations and audits. Whistleblower Informant or Corporate Sabotage Defamer.  You need to know the difference.  SIIA audit case law. Introduction The Business ...

Every Strike 3 Holdings, LLC lawsuit ever filed?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Mar 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Here is a list of all Strike 3 Holdings, LLC lawsuits filed as of the date of this post.  As you can see, they have been REALLY BUSY IN LITIGATION!!!  If you have received a notice from your ISP such as Cox or Comcast, call us for a free initial consultation.  From my count, it looks like 2,940. ...

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