Once upon a time, there was a copyright that would not die. A short and shy Scottish writer, James Matthew Barrie, published a story about a boy who never grew up. In 1929, after publishing the script of the play Peter Pan, Barrie gave away its lucrative copyright to Great Ormond … [Read more...] about Copyrights in Neverland
Fame entails a life in the spotlight. However, even celebrities hope to keep both literal and figurative parts of themselves private. Regardless of their desires, stories detailing celebrity arrests, divorces, and, in the most lurid cases, their very bodies are a common fixture … [Read more...] about Exposed Celebrities Provided Limited Legal Coverage
In 1990, Congress passed the Visual Artist’s Rights Act (VARA) as part of the Copyright Act, intended to expand and protect artists’ rights over their works. Specifically, the act acknowledges an artist’s moral rights by granting artists the rights of attribution and integrity … [Read more...] about Fixation and Authorship in ‘Living Art’: A Weakness in Copyright Law.
In Roger Goodell’s NFL, punishment is swift and it is severe. For proof, one need look no further than the 1-year suspension meted out to Saints coach Sean Payton for his role in Bounty-Gate (not to mention the first ever suspension of a General Manager, Saints GM … [Read more...] about NFL Commissioner’s Authority Makes Lowered Punishment Unlikely
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey does not like Jersey Shore; neither its cast nor its message are appealing to the governor. Christie's objection to both the show and the New Jersey Film Tax Credit Transfer Program led to his veto of a $420,000 tax credit to 495 … [Read more...] about Christie Won’t Give Jersey Shore Any Credit