Sex, Censorship and Copyright
State v. Conroy (New York Trial Court)
Professor Bartow added another more fun items to her copyright litigation collection. Come and see the original discs that were the subject of this litigation.
Micro Star v. FormGen Inc., 154 F.3d 1107 (9th Cir. 1998)
Burrow-Giles Lithographic Co. v. Sarony, 111 U.S. 53 (1884)
Our friends at IP Magazine report today:
Animals do not have “statutory standing to sue under the US Copyright Act”, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held.
Uncle Sam mechanical banks have been on the American scene at least since June 8, 1886, when Design Patent No. 16,728, issued on a toy savings bank of its type. The basic delightful design has long since been in the public domain. The banks are well documented in collectors' books and known to the average person interested in Americana.
Shows the Supreme Court has been looking at copyright controversies for hundreds of years. Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., 188 U.S. 239 (1903)
In these actions for copyright infringement, plaintiff Saul Steinberg is suing the producers, promoters, distributors and advertisers of the movie "Moscow on the Hudson" ("Moscow"). Steinberg is an artist whose fame derives in part from cartoons and illustrations he has drawn for The New Yorker magazine.
A new addition to the Bartow Copyright Display are the two ablums that created a pretty large controversy.
The Bartow Collection expands its reach from the display case to the nearby walls of the IP Library. Street artist Shepard Fairey and The Associated Press settled a copyright dispute over who owned the rights to the iconic Obama “Hope” poster.