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Intellectual property and related stuff. Hosts are IP lawyers Victor Gorsky-Mochalov and Anton Endresyak. Copycast is produced by CLAIMS, an international company engaged in intellectual property protection around the world. Website: claimsip.com. Topics: copyright, trademarks, patents, intellectual property law, art law, legal, consulting, trademark registration and management, UDRP domains names disputes, protection of intellectual property in social networks.
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Vondran Legal® Software Audit Defense 2023 Compliance Updates - Call us if you received a demand letter and need copyright legal counsel. We can be reached at (877) 276-5084. We are starting to get calls from businesses across the United States that are receiving software audit demand letters initiated by the BSA (Business Software Alliance). The B…
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Vondran Legal® - VARA Copyright Law Firm - Kerson vs. Vermont Law School - the Underground Railroad Mural. If you have a legal issue involving art law, paintings, scultpures or illustrations, call us at (877) 276-5084. The Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) is a United States copyright law that was enacted in 1990. It was introduced to protect visual…
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Vondran Legal® - You CLICK we DEFEND® - Strike 3 Holdings Defense Law - FAQ. Here are the top FAQ's we get as IP legal counsel when "John Doe" Defendants are sued in Federal court over alleged movie file-sharing of Blacked, Tushy, Slade and Vixen movies. 1. How did Strike 3 find out I was downloading their movies? 2. What if I was a previous subscr…
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Vondran Legal® - Artificial Intelligence Updates - Congress looking to pass Federal Right of Publicity law to curb Deep Fake content. WHAT IS PROHIBITED? Any person that, in a manner affecting interstate or foreign commerce (or using any means or facility of interstate or foreign commerce), engages in an activity described in paragraph (2) shall be…
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Attorney Steve® BitTorrent Litigation - Strike 3 Holdings Settlement Insights - Call us at (877) 276-5084 If you're a well-off or wealthy individual, receiving a Strike 3 subpoena notice from your internet service provider (ISP) requires special considerations. For one, if their copyright infrigement lawyers know you have money you can expect to pa…
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Vondran Legal® Free Speech Law Firm [California | Arizona] Call us at (877) 276-5084. To prevail in a free speech deprivation case under 42 U.S.C. 1983 in the Ninth Circuit, a plaintiff must typically prove the following elements: 1. The plaintiff was engaged in protected speech or expression. 2. The defendant, acting under the color of state law, …
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Attorney Steve® Fair Use Parody Cases - The Mattel Barbie case found to be a fair use for Defendant. This is general legal information only and not legal advice. "A parody is a "literary or artistic work that imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule." Id. at 580, 114 S.Ct. 1164 (quoting AMERICAN HERITAGE…
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Attorney Steve® Software Audit Essentials - The ITCA based in the Netherlands with worldwide offices With the Business Software Alliance apparently not pursuing anymore Microsoft compliance cases, there is a new company that has recently come on my radar - the ITCA. Listen in as Software Lawyer Steve Vondran, Esq. chimes in. If you are facing a leg…
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Attorney Steve® IPTV Defense - Motion Picture Associate Settlement Agreements When entering into a Motion Picture Associate Settlement Agreement, it is crucial to thoroughly comprehend the various provisions and terms outlined in the agreement. Three key aspects that require careful consideration are future cooperation, confidentiality, and other t…
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Attorney Steve® Photo Infringement Essentials - The Editorial License from Stock Photo Agencies like Alamy, iStockPhoto, and Shutterstock Using an editorial license is indeed important when expressing opinions and reporting news, as it allows freedom of expression and protects First Amendment rights. However, it is crucial to understand that editor…
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Attorney Steve® - Internet Law Updates - unlawful disclosure of movie watching habits! In today's digital age, movie-watching has taken on a new form. With the rise of streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, many traditional video rental service providers have been left behind. However, one aspect that remains constant is the protection of consumer…
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Attorney Steve® Photo Infringement Essentials - Copyright Small Claims Board ("CCB") In this episode of Piracy Log, Steve Vondran discusses one of the first decisions to come out of the CCB in Washington D.C. A decision was rendered, but it was much lower than most people would have thought. Listen in and fee free to share this podcast on your soci…
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Attorney Steve® Software Essentials - Hexagon/Vero software piracy pursuits (Visi/Esprit) 2023 Piracy Log When you get a phone call or a letter from Hexagon accusing you of using unlicensed or cracked software, it is important to understand the most important thing NOT TO DO. Listen in as Attorney Steve® Vondran provides tales from the software tre…
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Attorney Steve® - BitTorrent Litigation Updates July 2023 [How the Cobbler Nevada case factors into settlements] When you get an ISP notice from your internet service provider (like Charter, Comcast, Cox, AT&T or Verizon) things can become pretty confusing pretty quick. One key component to settling these alleged movie file-sharing cases is to unde…
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Attorney Steve® Trade Secret Litigation Essentials - Attorney fees and costs for a prevailing defendant. California Uniform Trade Secrets Act ("CUTSA") allows for the winning party Defendant to seek to recover their reasonable costs and attorney fees, including expert witness fees. A Plaintiff must show (a) objective speciousness and (b) subjective…
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Attorney Steve® - Recent Trends in IP & Copyright law (Summer 2023) 1. Fair use opinions for educational institutions 2. Strike 3 Holdings going strong 3. Ansys cases still ongoing after Texas federal court case 4. Photo infringement cases (check your website images) 5. Joe Hand Boxing Piracy (don't use Roku or ESPN personal licenses for commercial…
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What if robots generate all possible art? Does this generated content infringe copyrights on the earlier works created by humans? And will the works, created by humans after this point in history, be protected? To answer these questions, we look at the story of All the Music Project with the help of Damien Riehl. Tune in! Key moments: 00:00 - Go! 0…
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In this episode, we're exploring the world of Beethoven's music and copyright. We're discussing whether his music can be used freely today, the Curse of the 9th Symphony, Beethoven's support of copyright, his socialist model of copyright protection (Magazin der Kunst), and the ownership of copyright for his unfinished 10th Symphony. Tune in! Key mo…
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🤖 Does content generating soft like Stable Diffusion or Midjourney violate copyright to works used for machine learning? That is the issue raised in the Getty Images v. Stability AI, as well as in a few of other cases of 2023. We have overviewed this legal dispute and found out: what exactly Getty Images claimed in the lawsuit? Can AI be a copyrigh…
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👻 Can a psychic own copyrights to texts dictated to them by a spirit? This question was answered by courts in Cummins v. Bond (1926) and Oliver et al. v. Saint German Foundation et al. (1941) cases. We overview these legal precedents and find out: who owns the rights to texts from other worlds? and how the estoppel rule impacts on mediums? Key mome…
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Attorney Steve® Copyright Infringement Essentials - Fair Use Defense In the Mattel Barbie photo infringement case, the issue of fair use defense was a major factor in the trial. Mattel sued Walking Mountain Productions, an independent production company, for copyright infringement. The basis of the claim was that Defendant had used images of Barbie…
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Attorney Steve® Copyright Law Essentials - Fair Use Factors FAIR USE SHORTS EPISODE#1 - Using photos to criticize a political opponent. Fair use is an invaluable tool when it comes to copyright infringement. It is a longstanding defense and provides allowance for copyrighted material to be reused or reworked, providing the user acknowledges the ori…
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Attorney Steve® Software Audit Essentials - Autodesk tactics to avoid having clients hire legal counsel (while they also have legal counsel). Vondran Legal® has likely handled more software audits with Autodesk than any other lawyer in the United States. We have handled HUNDREDS of cases over the years. Recently, we see a new tactic they are trying…
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Vondran Legal - Crypto & NFT Law - Ripple vs. SEC (motion for summary judgment). Ripple, the company behind the third-largest cryptocurrency by the same name, is facing a lawsuit from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC alleges that Ripple violated federal securities laws by selling unregistered securities in the form of its …
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Attorney Steve® Crypto Lawyer - SEC vs. Ripple On December 22, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a motion for summary judgment against Ripple Labs Inc. and two of its executives, alleging that they had raised over $1.3 billion through an unregistered securities offering. The SEC's complaint alleges that Ripple's sales of…
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Attorney Steve® Fair Use Basics Film producers and video creators have a real chance today to be the next Stephen Spielberg. Content abounds on the internet, and sites like Instagram rolls, YouTube shorts, and TikTik videos can provide a chance to get your name out there and potentially even make money in the career you love. Many times, the top cr…
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Attorney Steve® - TV Signal Piracy - Joe Hand Promotions If you received the Joe Hand Promotions "love letter" call us to discuss your case. This podcast explains a common example of what happens if you are sued in a boxing piracy case. Below are some helpful links to videos we have created to educate you if you find yourself in this situation. ATT…
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Attorney Steve® - Software Piracy Essentials - The Hexagon/Vero software infringement letter Getting a legal demand letter from Hexagon is no fun. You may also get a direct phone call from one of their representatives. When this happens, my BIGGEST TIP is HANG UP THE PHONE. Don't talk to them and admit infringement of their software before you talk…
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The Piracy Log with Attorney Steve® - Wrap up of the latest piracy and copyright legal news! Topics discussed: Business Software Alliance appears to be back with audit casesCalifornia new Cyberflashing law has BIG penaltiesDish-Nagrastar on the movie with piracy cases9th Circuit Braking News - extenstion on right to recovery copyright infringement …
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Attorney Steve Copyright Law Essentials - Copyright Small Claims Board ("CCB") The copyright claims board, also known as the CCB, is set to open in Washington D.C. on June 16th, 2022. The board will accept copyright claims for things like photo infringement, art infringement, and music infringement. Claimants will be able to receive up to $30,000 f…
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Meet Attorney Steve® - Vondran Legal Hour - Thinking of becoming a lawyer? What you need to know! In this episode, Attorney Steve® discusses the steps you might consider taking if you are planning on going to law school and becoming a lawyer. In general, you can expect the following: Finish high school or GEDFinish collegeDecide if you want to be a…
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Attorney Steve® Internet Law - Brand Protection Essentials - Using the DMCA General tips if someone is abusing your brand online: 1. Someone copying or displaying your personal photo- could be a violation of the Right of Publicity (using your name, image or likeness for commercial purposes without consent). Could be a lawsuit if the defendant is fi…
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Attorney Steve® - Strike 3 Holdings Litigation Updates - Order to Show Cause Here is a case from Michigan Federal District Court where Strike 3 violated the Court's order (whether intentional or accidental remains to be seen since no response to the OSC has been filed. This can highlight the importance of seeking to settle your copyright BitTorrent…
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Attorney Steve BitTorrent Settlement Essentials - Submitting financials In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour® Attorney Steve® discusses what we look for in terms of financial hardships when seeking to get the best settlement possible in a Strike 3 Holdings file-sharing lawsuit case. We have appeared in over 250 federal court copyright infringement…
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Attorney Steve® IP Enforcement Essentials - Protect your brand and IP from infringing or counterfeit importation of goods. If your company has valuable intellectual property (such as trademarks registered on the principal register, trade secrets, copyrights registered with the United States Copyright Office (USCO), or patents registered with the US…
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Attorney Steve® Copyright Small Claims CASE ACT updates for March 2022 - Corporations, Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations eligible to designate agents for infringement matters! In a new partial final rule, the Copyright Claims Board ("CCB") is now initiating the ability to register an "agent" where copyright claims cases can be served on …
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Attorney Steve® Copyright Law Essentials - Safe Harbors for Copyright Registration Defects In this exciting episode of Vondran Legal Hour Attorney Steve® discusses copyright registration and defects thereto and how the copyright "safe harbors" come into play. Plaintiff (Unicolors) filed a lawsuit and had their registration placed at issue apparentl…
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Attorney Steve® IPTV illegal Movie and Television Interception and Broadcast - MPAA is hiring internet investigators In this exciting episode of Vondran Legal Hour® Attorney Steve® Copyright infringement lawyer discusses the MPAA (Motion picture association that has members such as Paramount, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Universal, and Amazo…
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Attorney Steve® IP Law Updates - February 2022 - Latest Trends in IP law In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, we discuss some of the most pressing and trending topics in IP Law including: NFT lawsuitsMetaverse and sexual gropingTrademark and Domain Disputes (recent victory for Vondran Legal over a Strike 3 Holdings bitTorrent competitor)Social me…
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Metaverse Legal Group - Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress - Virtual Groping In this exciting episode of Litigation Whiteboard® Attorney Steve® discusses the metaverse and "sexual assaults" that have allegedly occurred in the virtual reality zone. One question I pose is whether or not it is legal (meaning, is there any law prohibiting suc…
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Attorney Steve® Domain Dispute Essentials - Bad Faith Abuse of UDRP Proceedings can lead to RDNH allegations in federal court. In this important IP law podcast, Attorney Steve® discusses domain disputes with WIPO and the National Arbitration Forum. Basically, these are what's known as "UDRP domain name disputes" and arises where a Plaintiff claims …
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Attorney Steve® Digital Asset Essentials - NFT and Smart Contracts on Etherium and Copyright Ownership A lot of people are talking about NFT's being the next BIG THING technology-wise. This may be true as we have seen some people generate some whopping sales prices (Twitter owners first tweet was minted and sold for 2.4 million) using cryptocurrenc…
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Attorney Steve® - Digital Currency Law Essentials - SEC vs. Ripple (XRP) lawsuit over alleged unregistered securities Here is a general legal overview (not legal or investment advice) of the SEC lawsuit filed in December of 2020 against Ripple Labs (now XRP). This lawsuit alleges that Ripple is selling unregistered securities to "investors." Will t…
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Attorney Steve® TV Signal Piracy Updates 2021 - What you need to know when you receive a lettter from Joe Hand alleging illegal interception and boradcast of boxing events or combat sports. Joe Hand has not shown much sign of letting up on infringers of their UFC fights. The reason for this makes sense as they are contractually obligated to enforce…
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Attorney Steve® - Software Audit Essentials - End of year deals on your radar? Close out your licensing disputes for a clean slate in 2022. Our law firm has helped hundreds of companies resolve software licensing disputes with companies like Microsoft (Business Software Alliance), Adobe, Vero, Siemens, VB Conversion, SIIA, Software Compliance Group…
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Attorney Steve® Technology Law - Crypto, NFT's and now Digitial Real Estate ("collectibles"). In this interesting episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve® intellectual property attorney discusses the new phenomena of investing in digital real estate in the "metaverse" on sites such as Superworld, The Sandbox, or Decentraland. Is this a passig…
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Attorney Steve® IPTV Defense - Understanding Dish-Nagrastar Settlement Terms - The "Cooperation Clause" Dish/Nagrastar are going over illegal "resellers" of their copyright protected content and sending demand letters for people charged, in many cases, of being part of a "criminal organization." They have a anti-piracy team set up to investigate an…
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Attorney Steve® Social Media Essential - Community Guidelines for Twitter, YouTube, TikTok and other platforms In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, I discuss the importance of following community guidelines for social media platforms and what happens when your account is suspended. Mainly, you can lose hard-earned follower base, and be forced to …
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