Seltzer v. Green Day: Ninth Circuit Expands Copyright ''Transformative'' Fair Use to Street Art Embedded in Music Video
Intellectual Property Today Intellectual Property Today
published an article by Barry Werbin entitled "Seltzer v. Green Day
: Ninth Circuit Expands Copyright ''Transformative'' Fair Use to Street Art Embedded in Music Video." The article analyzes the doctrine of transformative use, which has been applied with increasing frequency by courts as the core test of the "fair use" doctrine under Section 107 of the Copyright Act. In the article, Barry analyzes transformative use as it related to a case involving the band Green Day's use of still photography of a California street artist's Scream Icon
Labor Unrest in the NFL — What It Means for Sponsors, Television Partners and Licensees
February 11, 2011
Irwin A. Kishner,
Sports Litigation Alert
Irwin Kishner, Matthew Pace and Rick Torres opine that a football strike or lockout would create potential problems for sponsors, broadcast partners and licensees. The article points out that creative materials are developed months in advance of their launch, meaning that sponsors must decide whether to invest time and money into creating and developing the materials, without knowing whether the next football season will be played as scheduled, delayed or cancelled entirely. Licensees, meanwhile, pay advances against royalties, and if the games aren't played, revenues from licensed merchandise will drop sharply.
Digital Battle Bots
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Barry Werbin writes about the new breed of copyright litigation spawned by the digital era.
Irwin A. Kishner,
Daniel A. Etna
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Irwin Kishner and Dan Etna co-author this article on the formation of the YES television network.