• “Dope!”, IP Rights, and the Beastie Boys

    … differently. (I feel like there aren’t enough lawsuits where the case turns on the word “dope” and what its legal effect is, but that might just be me…) If the jury believed Phillips, it would substantially limit any possible verdict and damages, since the heart of the copyright infringement claim stated that Monster willfully or recklessly violated…

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  • The Benefits of Copyright Registration for Small Businesses

    …No matter what line of work you’re in, you’ve probably heard a few things about copyright protection and infringement. From the (in)famous Napster case to the DMCA takedown notices cropping up on YouTube, copyright law shows up more and more in our daily lives. As a small business owner, you should be especially concerned with protecting your…

    Stephen Hoffman/ Hoffman Law Office, P.C.- 32 readers -