Why Twitter Has Nothing to Fear from Sony

The Attack of the $1200-an-Hour Gorilla Someday, someone will have to explain to me what is so awesome about David Boies. He bills out at something like $1200 an hour, which ought to buy a lot of awesome. But there’s not much awesome about his strategy for suppressing...

Who Owns the Goldmine? Bob Marley’s Missing Copyright

The Mysteries of Copyright Ownership If there were a goldmine in your town—one that produced a worthwhile amount of gold every year and wouldn’t run out for many, many years—you’d probably expect any dispute about who owns it to have long since been resolved. It’s...

Who Owns the Goldmine? Bob Marley's Missing Copyright

The Mysteries of Copyright Ownership If there were a goldmine in your town—one that produced a worthwhile amount of gold every year and wouldn’t run out for many, many years—you’d probably expect any dispute about who owns it to have long since been resolved. It’s...

Transform my Hart: Publicity Rights in Expressive Material

Divided Third Circuit Reverses in EA v. Hart Way back in September 2011, I blogged about Hart v. EA, mostly as an introduction to publicity rights. Hart was a former NCAA quarterback (and former teammate of Ray Rice at Rutgers) whose image (like many other former NCAA...