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.
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.
Plaintiff Castle Rock Entertainment, Inc. owned the copyrights for the entire Seinfeld television series. Defendants, author Beth B. Golub and publisher Carol Publishing Group, Inc., released a book titled The Seinfeld Aptitude Test (The SAT), a 132-page book that contained 643 trivia questions and answers about the characters and events in Seinfeld.
Jeff Koons sells his work for more than any other American living artist. Jeff Koons is not only an artist who can sell his work for millions of dollars, he is also often treated as a rock star. “I am enjoying every moment of this, I have to tell you,” he said in his remarks. “And I am enjoying it because I really believe in art, I really believe in the transcendence that it has given me, it has taught me how to feel.” Art critic Deborah Solomon has named him "the inflation artist".
A place where there isn't any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It's not a place you can get to by a boat or a train. It's far, far away.
This is the first in a series of posts on the items in the newly curated Bartlow Copyright Collection. Professor Bartow has donated many of the physical props from famous copyright cases she uses in class to the IP Library. The collection compliments the Blair Patent Model Collection and the Baer : Father of Video Games Permanent Display. The first featured item arose a few years after the Law School was founded.
Walt Disney Prods. v. Air Pirates, 581 F.2d 751 (1988)