From Concert Venue to Your Couch: How the Changes in Music Performances are Presenting Complex Copyright Issues

*Kari Martiniano In a world where the COVID-19 pandemic has halted nearly all large gatherings, many industries have had to drastically change the ways they function.[1]   In particular, the music industry was required to cease nearly all live performances, which is a main source of income for a majority of artists.[2]  What constitutes a liveContinue reading “From Concert Venue to Your Couch: How the Changes in Music Performances are Presenting Complex Copyright Issues”

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?”

Trademark & Ownership: Just Do It

Trademark & Ownership: Just Do It Drew Chlan* Trademark law in the United States provides an entity with a right of property.  15 U.S.C.A. § 1051 (2002).  If a person or corporation is found to be in violation of trademark law, the Code states that: “Any person who shall, without the consent of the registrant—Continue reading “Trademark & Ownership: Just Do It”