The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the Asian-American rock band The Slants can trademark their name. It has been previously deemed offensive by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
What would the music world be like without talented songwriters and composers? In many ways they are the foundation of the industry. But recent actions by the Department of Justice have put songwriters and composer at a disadvantage - particularly when it comes to their copyright and intellectual property rights.
The rise of 3D printing technology has opened up a world of possibilities for small businesses and technology entrepreneurs. Use of this printing method can reduce overall costs for both businesses and consumers. It makes products readily available to consumers through computer-aided design (CAD) files - provided they have the technology necessary to "print" it into physical form.
The U.S. Copyright Office exists as an office of public record for copyright registrations and related material. As an entity of the federal government and division of the Library of Congress, it is intended to be neutral in its dealings regarding registrations, infringements and policy.
Photo-licensing giant Getty Images is not usually on the receiving end of copyright infringement lawsuits. Getty is usually the one ruthlessly pursuing compensation for unlawful use of images in its collection. In a matter of weeks, however, the company found itself served with two separate suits.