By: Shantell Jiggetts Intern from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Last month, Rapper Drake and his record label, Cash Money Records, Inc., received a favorable decision in a copyright infringement suit filed against them in 2014 by the estate of deceased jazz musician, Jimmy Smith. The suit focused on the sampling of […]
by Nikki Leung, Emory Law Class of 2016 For as long as a copyright is valid, only the copyright owner and those authorized by the copyright owner may reproduce, distribute, perform, display, broadcast, or create a derivative work based on the protected work. Granting those exclusive rights to creators, at least in theory, also serves […]
by Nikki Leung, Emory Law Class of 2016 For some content creators, the digital era is a dream come true. The low-to-non-existent cost of publishing and distributing content means that virtually anyone can create and then monetize their work. But, the increasingly digital nature of our media consumption comes with a darker side. As the […]
The Strategy Sessions event on July 13, 2014, was a success. I (John) presented some basic tenets of intellectual property law and then took questions from the audience. The below photos are courtesy of Erin Schopf. Special thanks to Anne Almasy for organizing such a great event. Look forward to participating again in the future.