Date: 02Apr 2019


The year 2018 saw a significant number of decisions on copyright law handed down by the United States Circuit Courts of Appeal (with no decisions rendered by the Supreme Court on copyright law). This seminar is a review of the key Circuit Court decisions which cover different aspects of copyright law that include the idea-expression dichotomy, compilation works and fair use in the digital age. Cases include copyrightable elements of the original Michael Jordan photograph (which subsequently became the Nike “Air Jordan” logo), the controversial infringement decision regarding the worldwide hit “Blurred Lines”, and fair use in relation to time-shifting in the TVEyes dispute and in the use of Java API packages by Google. FULL DETAILS