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The Decision in Google v. Oracle

The Decision in Google v. Oracle

Six months after oral arguments were heard in the matter of Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc., the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has issued a decision.[1] However, despite the nearly unprecedented level of speculation that surrounded what the impact of...

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Can Computer Code by Copyrighted?

Can Computer Code by Copyrighted?

The issue of whether or not computer code is subject to copyright protection has finally reached the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).[1] Although the particular court case surrounding this controversial issue has only been making its way through the...

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The Tort of Appropriation

The Tort of Appropriation

Consequences and Avoidance Strategies In the age of the internet, successful marketing and advertising requires businesses to be able to immediately capture the attention of potential customers. Often, this can be accomplished by using a familiar face or voice in...

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Can a Business Sue for a Bad Review?

Can a Business Sue for a Bad Review?

The Confluence of Free Speech and Free Enterprise In the digital age, the culture surrounding how a business is “reviewed” by a customer or patron has become one of the most determining factors of a businesses’ success. The growing popularity of websites such as Yelp,...

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A No-Brainer: Protecting Your Website Under the DMCA

A No-Brainer: Protecting Your Website Under the DMCA

In the United States copyrights are federally protected under the Copyright Act of 1976.[1] Unaddressed under the Copyright Act of 1976,  exponential advances in technology in the nineties led to the proverbial “opening of the floodgates” for a deluge of a variety of...

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Protecting the Copyrights of Software

Protecting the Copyrights of Software

A Guide to Knowing How and When to Protect the Copyrights in Software With competition and digital piracy on the rise, it is now more essential than ever to ensure that you have correctly protected your software’s intellectual property rights. Certain components of a...

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