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Towards A New General Comment On Article 20 Of The Iccpr: Exploring The Common Ground Between Freedom Of Expression And Freedom Of Religion Through The Concept Of Freedom From Vilification: The Danish Cartoons Case, Ahmad Ali Sharief Dec 2007

Towards A New General Comment On Article 20 Of The Iccpr: Exploring The Common Ground Between Freedom Of Expression And Freedom Of Religion Through The Concept Of Freedom From Vilification: The Danish Cartoons Case, Ahmad Ali Sharief

Archived Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Domain Tasting Is Taking Over The Internet As A Result Of Icann’S “Add Grace Period”, Christopher Healey Dec 2007

Domain Tasting Is Taking Over The Internet As A Result Of Icann’S “Add Grace Period”, Christopher Healey

Duke Law & Technology Review

When a domain name is registered, the registrant is given five days to cancel for a full refund. While the purpose of this grace period is to protect those who innocently err in the registration process, speculators have taken advantage of the grace period through a process called "domain tasting." These "domain tasters" register hundreds of thousands of domain names and cancel the vast majority of them within the five-day grace period, keeping only those that may be valuable as placeholder advertising websites or to holders of trademark rights. This iBrief will outline the "domain tasting" process, analyze why it …


Management Of Intellectual Property Rights, Srividhya Ragavan Dec 2007

Management Of Intellectual Property Rights, Srividhya Ragavan

Srividhya Ragavan

No abstract provided.


Sold Downstream: Free Speech, Fair Use, And Anti-Circumvention Law, R. Terry Parker Dec 2007

Sold Downstream: Free Speech, Fair Use, And Anti-Circumvention Law, R. Terry Parker

The University of New Hampshire Law Review

[Excerpt] “Here’s a hypo. Living in Asia, I purchased a shameful amount of music and movies, all legit purchases through reputable stores, HMV and Tower Records, but little of which will get reissued. I wanted to preserve my collection but software in the discs prevented me from ripping backup copies to my computer. Lacking the technological savvy to get around this software myself, I purchased and used a product to help me circumvent these controls. Discuss.

Courts agree that copying the music and movies here is infringement but that fair use may provide a defense. However, courts do not agree …


Beyond Microsoft: Intellectual Property, Peer Production And The Law’S Concern With Market Dominance., Daryl Lim Dec 2007

Beyond Microsoft: Intellectual Property, Peer Production And The Law’S Concern With Market Dominance., Daryl Lim

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Removing The Greek From Feta And Adding Korbel To Champagne: The Paradox Of Geographical Indications In International Law., Michelle Agdomar Dec 2007

Removing The Greek From Feta And Adding Korbel To Champagne: The Paradox Of Geographical Indications In International Law., Michelle Agdomar

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Copyright As Quasi-Public Property: Reinterpreting The Conflict Between Copyright And The First Amendment., Adrian Liu Dec 2007

Copyright As Quasi-Public Property: Reinterpreting The Conflict Between Copyright And The First Amendment., Adrian Liu

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Towards A New Paradigm In Justifying Copyright: An Universalistic-Transcendental Approach., Christian G. Stallberg Dec 2007

Towards A New Paradigm In Justifying Copyright: An Universalistic-Transcendental Approach., Christian G. Stallberg

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Entering The Drm-Free Zone: An Intellectual Property And Antitrust Analysis Of The Online Music Industry., Monika Roth Dec 2007

Entering The Drm-Free Zone: An Intellectual Property And Antitrust Analysis Of The Online Music Industry., Monika Roth

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


A Constitutional Idea-Expression Doctrine: Qualifying Congress’ Commerce Power When Protecting Intellectual Property Rights., Yavar Bathaee Dec 2007

A Constitutional Idea-Expression Doctrine: Qualifying Congress’ Commerce Power When Protecting Intellectual Property Rights., Yavar Bathaee

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Drawing Idea From Expression: Creating A Legal Space For Culturally Appropriated Literary Characters, Jacqueline Lai Chung Dec 2007

Drawing Idea From Expression: Creating A Legal Space For Culturally Appropriated Literary Characters, Jacqueline Lai Chung

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Questionable Use Of Custom In Intellectual Property, Jennifer E. Rothman Dec 2007

The Questionable Use Of Custom In Intellectual Property, Jennifer E. Rothman

All Faculty Scholarship

The treatment of customary practices has been widely debated in many areas of the law, but there has been virtually no discussion of how custom is and should be treated in the context of intellectual property (IP). Nevertheless, customs have a profound impact on both de facto and de jure IP law. The unarticulated incorporation of custom threatens to swallow up IP law, and replace it with industry-led IP regimes that give the public and other creators more limited rights to access and use intellectual property than were envisioned by the Constitution and Congress. This article presents a powerful critique …


Tradable Patent Rights, Ian Ayres, Gideon Parchomovsky Dec 2007

Tradable Patent Rights, Ian Ayres, Gideon Parchomovsky

All Faculty Scholarship

Patent thickets may inefficiently retard cumulative innovation. This paper explores two alternative mechanisms that may be used to weed out patent thickets. Both mechanisms are intended to reduce the number of patents in our society. The first mechanism we discuss is price based regulation of patents through a system of increasing renewal fees. The second and more innovative mechanism is quantity based regulation through the establishment of a system of Tradable Patent Rights. The formalization of tradable patent rights would essentially create a secondary market for patent permits in which patent protection will be bought and sold.


The Sunset Of "Quality Control" In Modern Trademark Licensing, Irene Calboli Dec 2007

The Sunset Of "Quality Control" In Modern Trademark Licensing, Irene Calboli

Research Collection Yong Pung How School Of Law

Historically, based on the premise that trademark protection is about consumer welfare, trademark law has allowed trademark licensing only as long as licensors control the quality of the products bearing the licensed marks. Ever since its adoption, however, this rule has been difficult to enforce because it hinges on a concept that is ambiguous and difficult to frame in a legal context: quality control. Unsurprisingly, the consequence has been inconsistent case law and much uncertainty as to what represents valid licensing. In addition, in the past decades, courts have proven increasingly reticent to strictly apply this rule and have declared …


Operation Restoration: How Can Patent Holders Protect Themselves From Medimmune?, Stephanie Chu Nov 2007

Operation Restoration: How Can Patent Holders Protect Themselves From Medimmune?, Stephanie Chu

Duke Law & Technology Review

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in MedImmune v. Genentech shifts the balance of power in license agreements from patent holders to their licensees. This iBrief outlines the potential implications of the new rules on all stages of patent prosecution and protection. Further, it evaluates remedial contract provisions patent holders may include in future license agreements and how these provisions may mitigate the decision’s effects on preexisting commercial relationships.


The United States Register Of Copyrights Nov 2007

The United States Register Of Copyrights

Stanley H. Mervis Lecture

No abstract provided.


Encouraging Corporate Innovation For Our Homeland During The Best Of Times For The Worst Of Times: Extending Safety Act Protections To Natural Disasters’, Ava A. Harter Nov 2007

Encouraging Corporate Innovation For Our Homeland During The Best Of Times For The Worst Of Times: Extending Safety Act Protections To Natural Disasters’, Ava A. Harter

Duke Law & Technology Review

This article first analyzes the innovative tort reform of the SAFETY Act and then argues for expansion of SAFETY Act type risk protection to natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires. The SAFETY Act was drafted to stimulate the development and deployment of technologies that combat terrorism by providing liability protection. Applying the same type of legislation to natural disasters will provide a commensurate benefit of encouraging preparedness and development of technologies that could mitigate harms resulting from natural disasters. The Department of Homeland Security voiced a desire to increase the use of the SAFETY Act by private industry. …


Making Money Making Music, Alan E. Garfield Nov 2007

Making Money Making Music, Alan E. Garfield

Alan E Garfield

No abstract provided.


Private Use As Fair Use: Is It Fair?, Frances Grodzinsky, Maria C. Bottis Nov 2007

Private Use As Fair Use: Is It Fair?, Frances Grodzinsky, Maria C. Bottis

School of Computer Science & Engineering Faculty Publications

The age of digital technology has introduced new complications into the issues of fair and private use of copyrighted material. In fact, the question of private use of another's work has been transformed from a side issue in intellectual property jurisprudence into the very center of intellectual property discussions about rights and privileges in a networked world. This paper will explore the nuanced difference between fair and private use as articulated in the US and the European Copyright Laws. Part One will explain the legal use and meaning of fair use and its justifications. We maintain that it is almost …


Battling In The Name Of Balance: Evaluating Solutions To Copyright Conflict In Viacom International V. You Tube, Alexis Allen Nov 2007

Battling In The Name Of Balance: Evaluating Solutions To Copyright Conflict In Viacom International V. You Tube, Alexis Allen

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Created Facts And The Flawed Ontology Of Copyright Law, Justin Hughes Nov 2007

Created Facts And The Flawed Ontology Of Copyright Law, Justin Hughes

Articles

It is black letter doctrine that facts are not copyrightable: facts are discovered, not created—so they will always lack the originality needed for copyright protection. As straightforward as this reasoning seems, it is fundamentally flawed. Using the “social facts” theory of philosopher John Searle, this Article explores a variety of “created facts” cases—designation systems, systematic evaluations, and privately written laws—in which original expression from private individuals is adopted by social convention and generates facts in our social reality. In the course of this discussion, the paper places facts in their historical and philosophical context, explores how courts conflate facts with …


Trolling For Trolls: The Pitfalls Of The Emerging Market Competition Requirement For Permanent Injunctions In Patent Cases Post-Ebay, Benjamin H. Diessel Nov 2007

Trolling For Trolls: The Pitfalls Of The Emerging Market Competition Requirement For Permanent Injunctions In Patent Cases Post-Ebay, Benjamin H. Diessel

Michigan Law Review

In eBay v. MercExchange, a unanimous Supreme Court announced that a new four-factor test should be employed by district courts in determining whether to award an injunction or damages to an aggrieved party whose intellectual property has been infringed. In the context of permanent injunctions in patent cases, district courts have distorted the four-factor test resulting in a "market competition requirement." Under the new market competition requirement, success at obtaining an injunction is contingent upon a party demonstrating that it is a market competitor After consistent application in the first twenty-five district court cases post-eBay, the market competition requirement …


Exclusion Confusion? A Defense Of The Federal Circuit's Specific Exclusion Jurisprudence, Peter Curtis Magic Nov 2007

Exclusion Confusion? A Defense Of The Federal Circuit's Specific Exclusion Jurisprudence, Peter Curtis Magic

Michigan Law Review

Specific exclusion has become a controversial limitation on the doctrine of equivalents, which is itself an essential and controversial area of patent law. The doctrine of equivalents allows a patentee to successfully claim infringement against devices that are outside of the literal reach of the language used by the patentee in her patent to describe what she claims as her invention. The Supreme Court has prescribed some of the outer limits of the doctrine of equivalents and articulated the underlying policy concerns that inform its analysis-noting that courts should balance protection of the patentee's intellectual property with the public's reasonable …


What's In A Name Or, Better Yet, What's It Worth?: Cities, Sports Teams And The Right Of Publicity, Mitchell J. Nathanson Oct 2007

What's In A Name Or, Better Yet, What's It Worth?: Cities, Sports Teams And The Right Of Publicity, Mitchell J. Nathanson

Working Paper Series

This article examines the harm that accompanies real and threatened in-market relocations of professional sports teams and proposes a federal statutory remedy that will protect the interest of city residents given the reality that city governments have demonstrated their inability to adequately protect their electorate through contract law alone. Although, as this article discusses, there have been myriad bills proposed by Congress in response to several high profile out-of-market sports franchise relocations (mostly those involving NFL teams and mostly during the 1990’s), in-market relocations have historically occurred much more frequently, inflicting similar harms to the spurned city residents. Moreover, as …


The Imbalances Within The Wto, Srividhya Ragavan Oct 2007

The Imbalances Within The Wto, Srividhya Ragavan

Srividhya Ragavan

No abstract provided.


Copyright Criminals: This Is A Sampling Sport, Kembrew Mcleod Oct 2007

Copyright Criminals: This Is A Sampling Sport, Kembrew Mcleod

Kembrew McLeod

No abstract provided.


Frcp 19: A Preferable Alternative To Traditional Judicial Rules For Determining Patent Licensee Standing, Jeffrey Bashaw Oct 2007

Frcp 19: A Preferable Alternative To Traditional Judicial Rules For Determining Patent Licensee Standing, Jeffrey Bashaw

Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts

In Aspex Eyewear v. Miracle Optics, a patent infringement claim was initially dismissed because the court found that the parties bringing suit, a patentee and a patent sub-licensee, lacked standing because although the patentee had given all substantial rights to a licensee, the sub-licensee’s license did not convey “all substantial rights.” Thus, neither party had “all substantial rights,” the traditional threshold test for patent licensee standing. While the Federal Circuit ultimately reversed and allowed the suit to go forward, the case demonstrates how the current patent standing rule only magnifies the expense of litigating an infringement suit by requiring …


A Budding Theory Of Willful Patent Infringement: Orange Books, Colored Pills, And Greener Verdicts, Christopher A. Harkins Oct 2007

A Budding Theory Of Willful Patent Infringement: Orange Books, Colored Pills, And Greener Verdicts, Christopher A. Harkins

Duke Law & Technology Review

The rules of engagement in the brand-name versus generic-drug war are rapidly changing. Brand-name manufacturers face increasing competition from Canadian manufacturers of generic drugs, online drug companies, and Wal-Mart® Super Centers deciding to cash in by turning a piece of the generic prescription drug business into a huge marketing campaign with offerings of generic drugs for four dollar prescriptions. Other discount drug providers are likely to follow suit in hopes of boosting customer traffic and sales of their generic drugs. Now, more than ever before, attorneys representing owners of pharmaceutical patents need to be creative with their damages theories to …


Rethinking The Foundations Of Trademarks, Mohammad Amin Naser Oct 2007

Rethinking The Foundations Of Trademarks, Mohammad Amin Naser

Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Patenting The Tax Code: Monopolizing Basic Tax Strategy, Nicholas Robinson Oct 2007

Patenting The Tax Code: Monopolizing Basic Tax Strategy, Nicholas Robinson

Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal

No abstract provided.