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50 things that cannot be copyrighted

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Federal Copyright Law Essentials | 50 things that cannot be copyrighted 1. Ideas 2. Facts 3. Nature 4. Scientific or Mathematical Discoveries 5. Laws of Nature 6. Physical Objects 7. Titles, Names, Short Phrases 8. Public Domain Works 9. Government Publications 10. Fo...

Most important copyright cases of all time

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Copyright Law Essentials - Important copyright cases Introduction Copyright law is an important legal tool used to protect the rights of creators in the United States. Without copyright law, creators such as authors, musicians, and filmmakers would be unable to own and control...

Fair Use Sample Illustrations

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Copyright Law Essentials - 25 examples of acceptable fair use under copyright law Introduction These are general and not to be construed as legal advice.  Copyright law has serious penalties for infringement but this list aims to illustrate some things that might be deemed a...

H.R.9541 - SMART Copyright Act of 2023

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Copyright Legislation Updates - HR 9541 [SMART Copyright Act] Introduction The SMART Copyright Act (HR 9541) is a proposed bill in the United States House of Representatives that seeks to modernize copyright law by providing new tools for copyright holders to protect their wor...

When to argue fair use in a photo infringement case?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Copyright Law Essentials - Photo Infringement - Fair Use Defense Factors   Introduction A photographer owns the copyright for their photographs, so if someone uses images from that photographer's work without permission, it can be considered an infringement of copyright law. Lu...

Right of pulbicity case brief - Abdul Jabaar

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® IP case briefs - Abdul-Jabbar v. General Motors Corp. United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 85 F.3d 407 (1996)  Introduction Facts: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a professional basketball player, sued General Motors Corp. (GM) for using his likeness in an advertisement...

The "originality requirement" in copyright law

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Copyright Law Essentials - Originality requirement   Introduction UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Oscar Tubio v. Adidas America, Inc., et al., CV 22-6424-GW-PVCx In 1991, the Supreme Court decided Feist Publications, Inc. v. Rural Telephone Service...

Best AI tools for lawyers!!

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® best AI tools for lawyers - [Part 1]   Introduction AI tools are becoming increasingly popular in the legal industry. As the legal field becomes more complex, lawyers are relying on AI tools to help them stay on top of their workload and to streamline their processes. In this...

Copyright infringement letters

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Copyright Infringement Essentials - more companies you may receive a letter from. If you received a copyright infringement letter, notice, cease and desist letter, DMCA takedown request, or a summons and complaint regarding a federal court lawsuit from any of the companies below,...

What is Qui Tam and how can this law make you RICH!!!

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Civil Litigation - Qui Tam litigation under the Federal false claims act.  If you believe you have first-hand knowledge about potential fraud on the government (state or federal), call us to discuss at (877) 276-5084.   Introduction   False claim typical cases   Cont...

Coinbase NFT arbitration

Posted by Steve Vondran | Nov 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

Vondran Legal® Crypto Counsel - Coinbase and Binance Disputes (Arbitration) Coinbase NFT Arbitration Agreement From their website: 1. Applicability of Arbitration Agreement Subject to the terms of this Arbitration Agreement, you and Coinbase Technologies, Inc. (“Coinbase”, “we,” “us”, o...

Strike 3 Sample Default Judgments

Posted by Steve Vondran | Nov 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Copyright Law Essentials - Strike 3 Holdings, LLC Defaults   Introduction What happens if you cannot settle your BitTorrent copyright infringement case?  If the Plaintiff has filed a complaint, and you do not answer or otherwise defend the case you can be facing damages anywher...

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