Stairway to Abstraction: Selection, Arrangement and Dissection

A Layer Cake, or a Tower of Babel? Toward a General Theory and Test for Selection and Arrangement in Copyright Law One of the most bedeviling copyright concepts is… well, it has lots of different names. In the recent “Stairway to Heaven” decision, it was called...

The Happiest Ending for the “Stairway to Heaven” Case

Wherein Some Bad Old Mistakes Are Fixed, but Led Zeppelin Need Suffer No Longer The last couple of times I blogged about the “Stairway to Heaven” case, I was defending the Ninth Circuit’s decision to send the case back down to the trial court for a re-do, even though...