First Sale Doctrine Affirmed

Mar 19, 2013 By: West Reference Attorneys

Last fall we wrote about the “first sale” doctrine in copyright, and the challenge faced in the Supreme Court in Kirtsaeng v.

Yoga Leads to Litigation

Mar 7, 2013 By: West Reference Attorneys

Recently, a complaint was filed in the Superior Court of California, San Diego County for injunctive and declaratory relief against the Encinitas

Social Media Legal Research

Jan 28, 2013 By: West Reference Attorneys

It’s no longer a question of “whether” professions, businesses and industries should participate in social media but “how” they should participate and

You Tempt Me – You Are Fired! Not Unlawful Employment Discrimination

Jan 4, 2013 By: West Reference Attorneys

Recently, the Iowa Supreme Court handed down a decision in response to the question, “can a male employer terminate a female employee

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

Jan 3, 2013 By: West Reference Attorneys

On November 13, 2012 a federal jury awarded $850,000 to bartender Karolina Obrycka. The verdict stemmed from a February 2007 attack Obrycka

Instagram Class Action Filed

Dec 31, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

A class action lawsuit was filed on December 21 in San Francisco against the photo-sharing social network Instagram in response to its

Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments

Dec 24, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

    Amendments to the video privacy law inspired by Robert Bork’s nomination proceedings are ready for the president’s signature. Long before

The Thirteenth Amendment: Lincoln’s Moral Masterpiece

Dec 18, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

On December 18, 1865, the Secretary of State proclaimed that the 13th Amendment was ratified by twenty-seven of the thirty-six states.  See

Detention for Teachers

Dec 12, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

According to the New York Times, Clarence Mumford, a former assistant principal and guidance counselor has been indicted by the United States

Orphan Works Newly Addressed

Nov 28, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

On October 22 The United States Copyright Office posted a Notice of Inquiry seeking public commentary on the issue of “orphan works”,

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