Is Nimmer & Menell's "Lost Ark" of Copyright Just a Prop?

Spoiler: Yes. So, I’m talking about this article of mine that was kindly published by the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law (“JETLaw”). See part I here. The issue has to do with one of copyright law’s “exclusive...

Copyright Holders Eat ReDigi’s Cake and Have it, Too

But is the Cake a Lie? As many of you know, the trial court in Capitol Records v. ReDigi ruled over the weekend that ReDigi’s business model of re-selling digital music files infringed the copyright. Here’s the opinion. I’ve written about ReDigi...

Rick’s Copyright Final Exam: The Final Part

Part III, No. 2: Larry Gardner & the Missing 25% Copyright Ownership Interest This really is the last part of my annotated final exam that I gave to my Vanderbilt Law copyright class last term. I decided to split the long essays into two parts because of: length...

Rick’s Copyright Course Final Exam: Part 2.5 of 3

Part III, No. 1: Tattoos, Video Games and the Quasi-Fallacy of “Innocent Infringement” Thanks for reading so far. If you’re just joining the discussion, I’m posting the final exam I gave to my Vanderbilt Copyright Law class last term, with annotations...