Copyright Law

What are DMCA Takedown Notices and Takedown Counter-Notices?

What are DMCA Takedown Notices and Takedown Counter-Notices?By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. What is the DMCA? The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was passed by U.S. Congress to combat copyright infringement in today’s digital content age. This law applied existing United States copyright law to digital mediums and content distributors as well as created a […]
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Copyrights and Trademarks for Podcasting and Podcasters

Intellectual Property Protections: Copyrights and Trademarks for Podcasting and PodcastersBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. In addition to the licensing of music and content for a podcast and other related business considerations for operating a podcast, there are also a variety of intellectual property protections that a podcast operator could employ to efficiently manage and safeguard […]
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Athletes and Entertainers: Clear Your Tattoos – Copyright Protection for Tattoos

Copyright Protection and Rights Clearance for TattoosBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. It is important for individuals and businesses in the entertainment and video game industries to be aware of the licensing requirements related to the use, display and reproduction of an entertainer, celebrity, athlete, or other social media influencer’s tattoos and other “body art.” In […]
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Intellectual Property Law Protection of Comics, Cartoons, Anime, and Manga Works

Intellectual Property Law Protections for Comics, Cartoons, Anime, and Manga WorksBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Ranging from the characters from Marvel, Disney, Pokémon, Dragon Ball Z, South Park, Mario, SpongeBob SquarePants, Sailor Moon, and many other creative properties, today’s popular entertainment products feature a plethora of unique intellectual property (IP), including rights that exist in […]
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Music Licensing for Restaurants, Nightclubs and Bars

Copyright Law: Music Licensing for Restaurants, Nightclubs and BarsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. When operating a business, it is important for an owner to be aware of how restaurants, nightclubs, bars, and other hospitality enterprises can legally play music for its guests. Specifically, a public performance license must be obtained by the venue owner from […]
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Copyright of Dance Choreography

Music Law: Copyright of Dance ChoreographyBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Over the years, there has been an on-going public debate regarding the copyright protection afforded to the “creator” of a dance. This includes a dispute brought by Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air actor, Alfonso Ribeiro for his “Carlton Dance” against game developer, Epic Games. Furthermore, several […]
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