Ask anyone who has spent four hours on an immaculate green lawn, swinging a club wildly and chasing a small white ball from sandy ditch to wooded pines, and they will tell you: golf is a simultaneously blissful and frustrating sport. But few golfers have experienced the highs … [Read more...] about “Winning” the Hole in One
Strong Case Against Armstrong?
On October 22nd, 2012, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body for professional cycling and overseer of international competitive cycling events, banned Lance Armstrong from cycling, stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles and called on him to return … [Read more...] about Strong Case Against Armstrong?
Copyrights in Neverland
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
Exposed Celebrities Provided Limited Legal Coverage
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
Fixation and Authorship in ‘Living Art’: A Weakness in Copyright Law.
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.