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New New York Federal Court Ruling Not in Bed with Ninth Circuit on Embedding Issue

Alert to Businesses Who Link or Embed Copyrighted Content on their Website or Social Media Embedding or "on-line linking" has been considered an accepted method of posting others' copyrighted material. Get the content directly from the third-party server, skip putting it on your server, and all's good. In fact...
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Hey That’s Me Drinking That Beer! UGC Rights at Issue in Beer/Photo Lawsuit

Kayla Kraft (no known relation to the cheese people) found herself on a Natural Light coaster with a fake handlebar mustache drinking a beer under the heading "Every Natty Has a Story." She apparently didn't like that story and just sued Anheuser-Busch , the makers of Natural Light beer...
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A Trap for the Unwary: DMCA Safe Harbor Registration Alert

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to take advantage of the safe harbor from copyright infringement liability, an online service provider (OSP) has to register and designate an agent with the US Copyright Office to receive "takedown notices" of user-generated content – the notices from the actual copyright...
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Do I Need the Horse's Permission to Take its Picture for a Contest?

The Guardian reported on February 2 that the owner of a horse who was in a winning contestant's selfie claims that she should share in the contest prize because the winner did not get her permission to take her horse's picture. Unknown if the horse gave permission, I can't...
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