ARE INTERNET STREAMING SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS ENTITLED TO A COMPULSORY LICENSE UNDER THE 1976 COPYRIGHT ACT?

Are Internet Streaming Services Communications Channels Entitled to a Compulsory License Under the 1976 Copyright Act? Kimberly Boyd* In its most recent battle with major television broadcast networks, online video distributor (OVD) FilmOn X, LLC (formerly Aereokiller, LLC) argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that its services were analogousContinue reading “ARE INTERNET STREAMING SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS ENTITLED TO A COMPULSORY LICENSE UNDER THE 1976 COPYRIGHT ACT?”

Macaque takes a selfie: PETA publicity stunt or genuine animal rights issue?

Macaque takes a selfie: PETA publicity stunt or genuine animal rights issue? Jay Patel* Copyright protections can be sought for “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression,” which includes any “pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works.”  17 U.S.C. § 102 (2012).  Over 100 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that an originalContinue reading “Macaque takes a selfie: PETA publicity stunt or genuine animal rights issue?”