Video: This Week in Law Episode 56

Recording today’s episode of This Week in Law was super fun. I enjoyed the conversation with Denise Howell, Carolyn Wright and Merlin Mann. Neato discussion about copyright, Twitter, Creative Commons and other awesome stuff. And you can even hear Denise rap at about the 47 minute mark. Here’s the video: Watch past episodes of TWiL … [Read more…]

Supreme Court clarifies basis for why copyright suits over unregistered works should be dismissed

Image via Wikipedia Supreme Court overturns Second Circuit, holding that a copyright plaintiff’s failure to register the work before filing suit does not deprive the court of subject matter jurisdiction. Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick, Slip. Op., 559 U.S. ___ (March 2, 2010) [View opinion here] “Subject matter jurisdiction” refers to a court’s power to hear … [Read more…]

Listen to This Week in Law Episode 20

This Week in Law (aka TWiL) Episode 20 is up. Hope you’ll give it a listen. I had a great time with my co-panelists Ben Franske, Colette Vogele, Ernie Svenson and host Denise Howell recording this episode. We talked about interesting things like copyright fair use, the first sale doctrine, and right-minded use of social … [Read more…]