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Industry magazine publisher can be sued under Lanham Act due to allegations of financial interest in competing businesses

NY Machinery Inc. v. Korean Cleaners Monthly, No. 17-cv-12269, 2018 WL 2455926 (D.N.J. May 31, 2018)Plaintiff Lee is the President of NY Machinery (NYM), which sells washing machines and dry-cleaning products, and also owns Kleaners LLC, a magazine publication for … Continue reading

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Canadian Publisher on the Term of Copyright: Life Plus 50 Years is “Already Too Long”

Broadview Press, an independent Canadian publisher with hundreds of books in print, has called on the government to ensure that there is no extension from the current term of life of the author plus 50 years. I previously noted the … Continue reading

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Less Than 1%: Canadian Publisher Data Points to Tiny Impact of Access Copyright Royalty Decline

Last week, the Association of Canadian Publishers appeared before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology as part of the copyright review. The ACP, which commissioned a study last year that pointed to digital trends in publishing in Canada that … Continue reading

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Trumped

The New Jersey Appellate Division has affirmed the dismissal of a defamation action brought by Donald Trump against Timothy O’Brien, auther of TrumpNation, The Art of Being The Donald, and his publisher Time warner Books. The court found no triable… … Continue reading

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More on Agence France v. Morel: A Publisher May Now Face a DMCA Claim For Removing Almost Any Copyright Management Information Even If It Was Not on the Work Itself

The Agence France decision may be even more important because of its expansive interpretation of what constitutes copyright management information under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). Copyright management information ("CMI"), defined in 17 U.S.C. § 1202(c), includes the work's … Continue reading

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