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Apr 02, 2021

The CASE Act: A Small Claims Court for Copyright Infringement

One of the past year’s most important U.S. copyright bills, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020 (the CASE Act) was passed in December. It establishes an administrative tribunal process for copyright claims of up to $30,000. Though targeted to small parties, larger businesses that own massive amounts of copyrightable content will also benefit. » Read More

Oct 22, 2018

Norris McLaughlin Hosts “A Taste of Trademarks” Seminar in New York City for Food, Beverage, and Restaurant Industries

Last week, my partners, Danielle DeFilippis and Deanna Koestel, and I had the pleasure of attending The New Jersey Food & Beverage Summit hosted by NJBIZ.  Our firm sponsored the event.  We enjoyed a series of informative panel discussions, as reported in our last post, as well as the exhibits put on by a wide range of food manufacturers, vendors, and students of food science.  » Read More

Feb 08, 2018

REPEAT AND RISK: A Copyright “Safe Harbor” Isn’t So Safe for Websites that Tolerate Repeat Infringers

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA for short) contains a number of provisions helpful to copyright owners who suffer online infringement, which is frequently perpetrated anonymously.  Of particular importance is the “take down” provision, which enables the copyright owner to write to the “Internet Service Provider” (“ISP”) whose site contains infringing content demanding its removal.  » Read More