Copyright Office Issues Response to Backlog Reports

Comments Off on Copyright Office Issues Response to Backlog Reports Written by on May 31, 2009 | Posted in Copyright Registration

The Copyright Office has issued a response to last week’s reports of a backlog at the Copyright Office. In an email sent out to Copyright Office subscribers, the Copyright Office stated as follows: A recent Washington Post article focused on the lengthy processing times the Copyright Office is experiencing in wake of its transition from […]

Copyright Office Announces Fee Increases Effective August 1, 2009

Comments Off on Copyright Office Announces Fee Increases Effective August 1, 2009 Written by on May 28, 2009 | Posted in Copyright Registration

The Copyright Office has announced that a new fee increase will be effective August 1, 2009. Attached is the Analysis and Proposed Fee Adjustment Schedule submitted by the Copyright Office to Congress. I spent a few minutes reviewing the new pricelist, and in my opinion, the increases are fairly modest and should not be much […]

Backlog Issues No Longer Limited to USPTO; Copyright Office Also Experiencing Long Delays

The Washington Post reported last week that the backlog issues, which once were limited to the Patent Office have now spilled over into the Copyright Office as well. According to the Washington Post, the delays mean that it now takes eighteen months instead of six months to receive a copyright registration, and the expectation is […]

Blogosphere Reacts to Licensing Terms for Amazon’s New Kindle Publishing for Blogs

Comments Off on Blogosphere Reacts to Licensing Terms for Amazon’s New Kindle Publishing for Blogs Written by on May 26, 2009 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property, Content Licensing, Copyright Infringement, IP Licensing News

Amazon has just released the beta of its new Kindle Publishing for Blogs, and the blogosphere is starting to react to Amazon’s new licensing terms in its terms and conditions. What are bloggers saying? Well, the early consensus seems to be that while the concept of blog content licensing to Kindle is good, the required […]

Trade Secret Litigation on the Rise Against Laid Off Employees

Comments Off on Trade Secret Litigation on the Rise Against Laid Off Employees Written by on May 17, 2009 | Posted in Employment Agreements, trade secrets

Given all the employee layoffs and the many companies struggling to survive the bad economy, it is almost inevitable that we would be seeing an upswing in trade secret litigation against former employees. Law.com reported this week on the trend, stating that much of this litigation is over information that the employee is taking out […]

Copyright Infringement on the Internet: Problem is No Longer Confined to Entertainment industry

1 Comments Written by on May 16, 2009 | Posted in Copyright Infringement

Have you done a search on the web lately to see if any of your company’s creative works have been infringed? Well, according to an article by The Mercury News discussing these new trends in digital piracy, publishers and authors are increasingly discovering that unauthorized copies of their works are being sold over the Internet […]

Collaborating Can Create Legal Headaches if the Appropriate IP Agreements Are Not in Place

If you run a small business, you have probably given some thought over this recession to how you might be able to collaborate with other businesses to generate some additional revenue for your business. I know that this is definitely something that I have been thinking about for my practice, and it is something that […]

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