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March 2014 Archives

Teller wins copyright lawsuit over pantomimes in magic trick

Magicians often come up with their tricks and magic acts. When someone else starts performing their magic acts, many wonder what they can do to stop others from stealing their tricks. Copyright laws often come to mind when thinking about ways to prevent others from using your ideas or products. However, copyright law does not include magic tricks. 

What to know about intellectual property laws

Intellectual property laws can be difficult for business owners in California to understand due to the variety of laws regarding patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyright protection. Even though intellectual property laws can be complex, it is important for business owners to become familiar with these laws and how they can protect their businesses. It is also important to understand intellectual property laws to protect your business from costly lawsuits that can be a result of using another company's copyrighted or trademarked materials. 

Quentin Tarantino involved in unique copyright infringement case

Popular Hollywood director, producer and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Gawker Media after he claims they illegally published a link to his new screenplay online. This copyright infringement case is a bit complicated since Gawker Media did not actually post his screenplay on one of their blogs. Rather, they linked to third-party websites that had copies of the screenplay. 

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