Let’s Get It On!”: Ed Sheeran Infringement Trial Begins in Manhattan
Back in October of 2022, I wrote about Ed Sheeran being sued by the family of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the 1973 smash hit (and
An AI Deepfake Song May Rewrite Copyright Law As We Know It
R&B artists Drake and The Weeknd are in the WORST mood. A song featuring the singers’ voices, entitled “heart on my sleeve [sic],” hit the
What’s Next? A Feral Mickey Mouse? …Well, Maybe!
Laypeople and lawyers alike are watching closely to see what’s going to happen next with characters lately controlled by Disney as they pass into the
Artist Who Used AI to Create Their Signature Work Raises the Stakes in the War Between Human and Machine
Recently, I talked about graphic novelist Kristina Kashtanova. Their signature work, Zarya of the Dawn, features a nonbinary character (that is to say, someone who
New Ford Patent Taps Drones to Provide Jumpstarts for Stranded Vehicles
A newly published patent application from Ford takes a novel approach to dealing with dead car batteries. The patent proposes using drones to help jumpstart
Clucking Furious Customers Squawk at Buffalo Wild Wings in Boneless Wing Lawsuit
A class-action lawsuit against Buffalo Wild Wings alleges that the famous wing chain engaged in deceptive practices and false advertising because the company’s “boneless” wings
How to Break a Brand Without Even Trying
Can we agree at the outset of this article that attorneys as a class tend to be awful at branding? This statement shouldn’t be controversial,
Barking Mad: Jack Daniel’s Goes to the Dogs Over Spoof Chew Toy
Like many other large companies with international reputations, distiller Jack Daniel’s is well aware of the power of branding—and the importance of protecting the elements
U.S. Copyright Office Rejects AI-Created Content Protection Arguments
In the past few weeks, I’ve discussed at some length my skepticism about AI-generated content and what legal protections might be available to tech-savvy users
Will Your Future Car Reposses Itself?
The idea of a vehicle intended for human transport being possessed, haunted, sentient, or able to communicate with (and in some cases assume autonomous control
Oh, Bother!: Winnie the Pooh, (the Public Domain), and Gore Too!
When news broke that beloved “Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff” Winnie the Pooh was destined to enter the public domain on January 1st,
Louis Cuadra – Inventor of the Turn Wedge | Body Positioning Medical Device
The original idea for the Turnwedge came to Louis Cuadra over 20 years ago when he was working as a medical wound care representative. Today,