Category: Intellectual Property

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Oh the Horror: No Work for Hire in Friday the 13th Screenplay

From JDSupra, Joshua Revilla provides a terrific analysis of the decision about the intellectual property rights to…

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A Copyright Law Horror Show for Producers of “Friday the 13th”

From JDSupra, Ross Charap, Matthew Finkelstein, Michelle Mancino Marsh, Celeste Moy, and Lida Ramsey discuss a recent…

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‘Friday the 13th’ Screenwriter Wins Copyright Termination Appeal

From The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner discusses the recent case in which the author of Friday the…

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Employer’s Liability for Independent Contractor’s Copyright Infringement

From Lexology, John Ahn discusses the liability of businesses that hire independent contractor’s for copyright infringement by…

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Protecting Your Rights: Protecting Works Created by Employees and Independent Contractors 

 From JDSupra, Steven Lipowski discusses how to protect a company’s rights when an independent contractor may produce work…

Posted in California Intellectual Property

Employment Law Issues to Consider Before Including Work Made for Hire Clauses in Contractor Agreements

From JDSupra, Chandra Andrade, Nate Garhart, and Rebecca Stephens provide a terrific summary of the risks of…

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Employees or Independent Contractor Generated IP (Part 1) 

From JDSupra, David Cohen discusses intellectual property issues for patents and copyrights relating to employees and independent…

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Employees or Independent Contractor Generated IP – Trade Secrets and Trademarks

From JDSupra, David Cohen discusses intellectual property rights in trade secrets and trademarks in relation to employees…

Posted in California Intellectual Property

Beware Of Independent Contractor Agreements With “Work Made For Hire” Language

From JDSupra, Nancy Yaffe discusses the risks of using the phrase “work made for hire” in California independent contractor…

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Make sure you get what you pay for with Independent Contractors: Pitfalls of a “Work Made for Hire” Agreement

  From JDSupra, Christopher Kunke and Bryan Cave discuss the risks of including a “work made for…

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Intellectual Property for Freelancers: I Created It, So I Own It …. I Think

From Freelance/Austin, Emily Morris reviews some of the challenges freelancers face regarding who owns intellectual property.  Emily…

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Employers Must Provide a Notice of Immunity in Any Contract or Agreement that Governs the Use of Trade Secrets or Confidential Information 

  From Lexology, Frank J. Del Barto and Nancy E. Sasamoto of Masuda Funai & Mitchell Ltd…