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This is the first Insight in a series addressing how photographers can exploit and protect their rights.

The 2021 Google v. Oracle decision was viewed by many as blurring the line between transformative use of a copyrighted work and the author’s right to make a derivative work. This conflation was highlighted by the dissent, which argued that if the work “serves th [ ... ]


This post is an update. Read the original post here, the first addendum here, the second addendum here and the third addendum here.

Throughout 2022 we have reported on the plans of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) to require filers’ biometric data collected through a private firm,, and its subsequent postponement of the initial effe [ ... ]


At the request of Senators Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., two members of the Senate’s intellectual property subcommittee, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and the Copyright Office have announced that they are launching a joint study of NFTs and their impact on intellectual property rights.

The Senators’ letter raised several questio [ ... ]