In a stunning reversal of decades of copyright claims, the judge ruled that Warner/Chappell never had the right to charge for the use of the “Happy Birthday To You” song.”
Strauss Troy Attorney Corey Hamilton will present copyright and trademark issues in today’s digital environment to students in the University of Cincinnati’s Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) program on April 1 as part of its “Spring 2015 Professional Practices for Fine Artists” course.
According to Alison Frankel reporting for Reuters, there were at least two reasons why U.S. Supreme Court watchers were paying attention to a petition for review by Jack Kirby’s heirs. The first is obvious: Kirby was a legendary comic-book artist and writer who had a big role in the creation of the X-Men, Thor, the Hulk and the Fantastic Four – enduring characters that continue to generate big returns for Marvel Entertainment and its parent, the Walt Disney Company.
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled several stories and novels about Sherlock Holmes in the public domain.