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What’s Wrong with This Picture: Using Copyrighted Photos Online
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Author: Lutzker & Lutzker Published: June 30, 2020 Third parties who manipulate copyrighted photos online for their own commercial purposes may be liable to the photographer for copyright infringement. If the “new” work is transformative, fair use may provide a defense. Having express contractual permission from the copyright owner is the best

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Summer Camp IP and Other Policies Require Revisions with Move to Online Space
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Author: Lutzker & Lutzker Published: June 23, 2020 In this COVID-19 era, virtual summer camps need to re-examine their risk management programs and adapt their privacy policies, copyright policies, codes of conduct and management plans to reflect the different liability risks involved in online camp activities. Click here to view entire blog

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Social Media and Political Speech: The President’s Executive Order
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Author: Lutzker & Lutzker Published: June 23, 2020 The immunity provided to social media giants under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, when they intervene and moderate user content, has come under attack following Twitter’s recent addition of fact-checking and warning labels to a number of President Trump’s tweets. This article

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Music Modernization Act: A Guide for Copyright Owners
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Author: Lutzker & Lutzker Published: May 28th, 2020 Copyright owners may be wondering what the Music Modernization Act means for them. The MMA offers significant opportunities for copyright holders, as well as previously ineligible artists and music production teams, to claim their fair shares of royalty payments. Click here to view

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Music Modernization Act: An Introduction and Glossary
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Author: Lutzker & Lutzker Published: May 28th, 2020 The Music Modernization Act, signed into law in 2018, is altering how copyright owners receive royalty payments from digital music providers for mechanical licenses of musical works and sound recordings. It consists of three title sections, each affecting various parties involved in the creation

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Booking.com: The Supreme Court Considers Whether “Generic.com” Domain Names Are Entitled to Federal Trademark Protection
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Author: Lutzker & Lutzker Published: May 19, 2020 On May 4, 2020, for the first time in history, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments through a telephone conference call in United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V. The Court considered whether the online hotel reservation company, Booking.com, is entitled to

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