What’s Happening in Technology, Intellectual Property & Contracts – March 2019

This month: Fourth Estate Public Benefit v. Wall-Street.com  Rimini v. Oracle Intellectual Property – Copyright Registration Fourth Estate Public Benefit v. Wall-Street.com (2019) The United States Supreme Court was asked to resolve a split among the Courts of Appeals regarding when copyright registration occurs. The specific issue before the Court was “[has] registration been made in accordance […]

What’s Happening in Technology, Arts, Small Business & Contracts – November 2017

Technology News Update – SEC complaint against initial coin offerings (ICOs) by companies REcoin and Diamond Reserve Club as well as individual Maskim Zaslavskiy. SEC v. REcoin Group Foundation, LLC, et al., 17 Civ. 5725 (E.D.N.Y., Sep. 29, 2017 On November 8, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a letter endorsing a Proposed Agreed […]

What’s Happening Now in Technology, Arts, Small Business and Contracts – September 2017

Technology News Distributed Ledger Technology and new Delaware law On August 1, 2017, Delaware became the first state to allow share issuing corporations to keep track of stockholders and outstanding stock via blockchain technology. This is one of several steps Delaware has identified as part of its initiative to use blockchain technology as a streamlining […]

What’s Happening Now in Technology, Arts, Small Business & Contracts – November 2015

Arts News Copyrights and Fair Use: Lenz v. Universal Music Group, et. al. In this appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit’s panel held that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) requires copyright holders to consider “fair use” before sending a takedown […]

What’s Happening Now in Technology, Small Business & Contracts – September 2014

Technology News When is there a “performance” to the “public?” The Aereo case As with many Supreme Court cases, the Court did not decide what many people thought it did. The Supreme Court rarely issues an opinion which does not require that a lower court apply its interpretation and come up with an answer itself. […]