Tag Archives: Joshua Graubart

Termination of Transfer Part 2: Clearing the Flaming Hoops

{3:30 minutes to read} Terminating a transfer of copyright is far more technically complicated than one might expect. As discussed in my last post, the termination of transfer provisions in the current Copyright Act of 1976 are embodied in sections … Continue reading

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Copyright Class Actions Part 2

{5:06 minutes to read} As discussed in my prior post, litigating a low-value copyright infringement claim is often simply not worth the time and expense required. However, such a claim can sometimes be made cost-effective by aggregating it with similar … Continue reading

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The Copyright Infringement Class Action: Cost-Effective Recovery for Low-Value Cases

{3:54 minutes to read} No matter the value of an infringement claim, there is no way to enforce a copyright claim except – literally – to make a federal case of it. The federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over copyright … Continue reading

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Valuing a Copyright Infringement Claim

{4:12 minutes to read} “How much is my claim worth?” This vexing question returns every time I consider a client’s copyright infringement claim. Attempting to predict a court verdict is a fool’s game, but there are some basic markers to … Continue reading

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Public Performance, Communication & Display: What Is “Public”?

{3:06 minutes to read} As discussed in earlier posts, among the exclusive rights accorded to copyright holders is the right to perform or display their works publicly, or to authorize others to do so.  Consequently, copyright law generally limits the … Continue reading

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Public Performance of Music: Dramatic, or Non-Dramatic?

“On entering an opera or concert hall in Paris you come face to face with a long counter, presided over by three gentlemanly-looking individuals in evening dress, to whom your ticket is given, they replacing it with another, by which … Continue reading

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The Right of Public Performance

{3:40 minutes to read} Among the exclusive rights accorded to copyright holders is the right to perform their works publicly, or to permit others to do so.

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Copyright Registration – Fact and Myth

[Time to read: 4.8 mins ] Generally speaking, works published in the US before January 1st, 1978, were only protected by copyright if they were registered at or before publication. Under the current Act, all works are subject to copyright … Continue reading

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