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Copyright Law

April 19, 2012

Thorns Accompany the Rose - Teller Files Suit to Prevent Infringement of Copyrighted Magic Trick

By Wendy Marsh In a lawsuit filed last week in Nevada federal court, Teller, the silent member of the famed magical duo Penn and Teller, sued rival magician Gerald Dogge (stage name Gerald Bakardy) for allegedly stealing one of Teller's most famous illusions known as "Shadows." The lawsuit contends Dogge...

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August 17, 2011

It Takes a Village

By Wendy Marsh Victor Willis, the original lead singer of the Village People, has filed paperwork to regain control of his ownership share of songs by the band, including the hits "Y.M.C.A.", "In the Navy", and "Macho Man" by the year 2013. A little-known provision of the 1978 Copyright Act...

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May 5, 2011

Copyright dispute may hang up release of "The Hangover 2"

By Wendy Marsh The tattoo artist who created and inked the now-famous tattoo on the face of Mike Tyson has sued Warner Bros. for copyright infringement, based upon its use of a similar tattoo on the face of actor Ed Helm in "The Hangover 2." The artist, S. Victor Whitmill,...

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December 30, 2010

Copyright comeuppance

The Internet has provided access to resources beyond our dreams, but access does not include the right to use those resources in any manner we wish. Limitation on such use is the principle involved in a case pending in the New York Southern District Court. Haitian-born photographer Daniel Morel brought...

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