This is a guest blog by Seay Firm intern Olivia Clark, 2L at Georgia State University College of Law Isabella Tanikumi is suing Disney for copyright infringement in New Jersey District Court. Tanikumi claims Disney’s blockbuster Frozen is not based on the Hans Christian Andersen story “The Snow Queen,” but on an autobiographical novel she […]
Last week, a California federal judge declared Flo & Eddie of The Turtles victors in their lawsuit against SiriusXM over the public performance of the duo’s pre-1972 sound recordings. Yes, this is big, big news with major repercussions for the music industry. The lawsuit, filed in 2013, addressed music created before sound recordings began receiving protection under federal […]
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.
This week, the 2nd installment of The Seay Firm’s Working Title Playwrights newsletter Q&A was sent out. This installment discusses some major issues relevant to not only writers, but artists of all kinds. Joint works, licenses for third-party content, fair use, and copyright infringement all are discussed. Read the full article here and below. More Common Questions […]