The MovieTube Litigation: Who Needs SOPA?

On July 24th, six major studios sued MovieTube for direct and indirect copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and unfair competition in the Southern District of New York. MovieTube is alleged to have operated twenty-nine foreign-based websites that streamed, displayed, and uploaded infringing copies of the studios’ copyrighted works. Not knowing the defendants’ true identities, the studios […]

Patent Licensing and Secondary Markets in the Nineteenth Century

The following post, which first appeared on the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) blog, comes from CPIP Programs and Research Associate Terrica Carrington, a rising 3L at George Mason University School of Law, and Devlin Hartline, Assistant Director of CPIP. They review a paper from CPIP’s 2014 Fall Conference, Common Ground: How […]

Creators, Innovators, and Appropriation Mechanisms

The following post first appeared on the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) blog, and it is reposted with permission here. In Creators, Innovators, and Appropriation Mechanisms, CPIP Senior Scholar Sean O’Connor tackles the erroneous narrative in copyright debates that tech firms produce “the innovative technologies and digital platforms of the future” while […]