To Have and To Own

Chante Westmoreland (J.D. Candidate ’18) interviews Associate Dean and Professor, Molly Van Houweling about her path to Berkeley … Continue Reading

The Original Happy Song: Now Free for All

While it has never topped the charts of the Billboard 100, the Happy Birthday song is arguably one … Continue Reading

Looking through (the) Lenz: New Directions in DMCA Notice-and-Takedown Online

By: Jaideep Reddy On September 14, 2015, the Ninth Circuit in Lenz v. Universal Music laid down the … Continue Reading

The Consequences of Violating Open Source Licenses

By: Jaideep Reddy “These days a developer will do a Google search, find five open-source products that fit … Continue Reading

Fair Use’s Endless Defense: An Update on the Google Books Litigation

On October 16, the Second Circuit issued its decision in Authors Guild v. Google, affirming Google’s fair use … Continue Reading

Withdrawal of Rights from Performing Rights Organizations: In re Pandora

In re Pandora is the most recent battle between Performing Rights Organizations (“PROs”) and an internet radio service … Continue Reading

Bouchat v. Baltimore Ravens – What’s Fair is Fair

The starting point for this story dates back to 1995. A security guard and an amateur artist named … Continue Reading

Potential Copyright Dispute Between Bestselling Authors

In the midst of its recent film release, 50 Shades of Grey is raising eyebrows for a new … Continue Reading

Aereo’s Next Chapter in Bankruptcy

On the heels of a business-crushing Supreme Court decision, television-streaming giant Aereo announced in November that it would … Continue Reading