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100% That Art Thief: Why (Some) Short Phrases Should Be Copyrightable

100% That Art Thief: Why (Some) Short Phrases Should Be Copyrightable »

By Joseph-Michael Mckay

Whether you love her or hate her, you have probably heard of Lizzo’s hit single Truth Hurts[1] which

A ‘Cold Gun’ with a Live Round: An Accidental Shooting on A Film Set Raises More Questions Than Answers

A ‘Cold Gun’ with a Live Round: An Accidental Shooting on A Film Set Raises More Questions Than Answers »

By: Chase MacKay

Introduction

The recent death of Halyna Hutchins, the 42-year-old cinematographer who was fatally wounded in an accidental shooting on the

The Weeknd Called Out by Name for Copyright Infringement Over Song “Call Out My Name”

The Weeknd Called Out by Name for Copyright Infringement Over Song “Call Out My Name” »

By Courtney Ferry

On September 17, 2021, suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Abel

‘NEVERMIND’ THE NUDITY: NIRVANA’S COVER BABY SUES FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

‘NEVERMIND’ THE NUDITY: NIRVANA’S COVER BABY SUES FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY »

By Quinne Daoust

The iconic swimming baby of Nirvana’s world famous “Nevermind” album has filed suit against the band’s estate in a California

Harassment Culture in One of Gaming’s Biggest Studio

Harassment Culture in One of Gaming’s Biggest Studio »

By Hunter Young

Franchises like Call of DutyWorld of WarcraftOverwatch, and Diablo have firmly cemented Activision Blizzard in the hearts and minds of gamers and

ScarJo v. Disney: The Unhappiest Contract on Earth

ScarJo v. Disney: The Unhappiest Contract on Earth »

By: Adrienne Good

A pre-COVID agreement, the meaning of “theatrical release,” punitive damages, gamesmanship, forced arbitration, and one judge’s recusal.  The Scarlett Johansson/Disney

Carjackings and Violent Video Games: An Illinois State Representative’s Quest to Outlaw Grand Theft Auto

Carjackings and Violent Video Games: An Illinois State Representative’s Quest to Outlaw Grand Theft Auto »

By: Victor Pinera

A proposed Illinois state amendment aims to broaden the statutory definitions of “violent video game” and “serious physical harm,” prohibiting

Criminal Minds: Sexual Harassment and Class Actions

Criminal Minds: Sexual Harassment and Class Actions »

By: Kenneth Moody

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch without doing anything.” —Albert

Designer Hayley Paige loses Instagram account after licensing the right to her name

Designer Hayley Paige loses Instagram account after licensing the right to her name »

By: Madison Budinich

Designers often lose the rights to their own names by selling their business, and the rights that go with that

CryptoPunks, CryptoKitties, and Crypto Copy-Cats

CryptoPunks, CryptoKitties, and Crypto Copy-Cats »

By: Lucas Minnick

You are looking at CryptoPunk 7804, one of the finest pieces of digital art of the 21st century. What is