IP Bits & Pieces™

Do the Oscars Show the Way to Preserving Goodwill via…

On March 10, 2024 a select few in the film industry will be presented with…

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New Federal Regulations Close Down Native American Exhibitions at Major…

The American Museum of Natural History in New York, one of the most visited museums…

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Superbowl Result: San Francisco Museum to Serve Kansas City Barbecue

The traditional Museum Bowl, which pits leading art museums in the cities represented by the…

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Controversial Hindu Temple Dedicated to Lord Ram Is Consecrated

On January 22, 2024 the Ram Mandir temple in Ayodhyh, India, a northern India pilgrimage…

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The Colorado Privacy Act

The Colorado Privacy Act, a comprehensive consumer data privacy law that grants Colorado consumers new…

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Three Weeks in and Steamboat Willie Is Already a Slasher…

Even though the copyright in the earliest version of Mickey Mouse entered the public domain…

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The Mechanical Licensing Collective Is Auditing Streaming Services for the…

The Music Licensing Modernization Act (“MLMA”), one of three parts of the Music Modernization Act…

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OpenAI Launches ChatGPT Store

In November 2023, OpenAI released custom versions of ChatGPT, called GPTs. Instead of keeping a…

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Public Domain Day 2024: Disney’s Mickey Mouse

On January 1, 2024, Steamboat Willie, featuring the original Mickey Mouse, entered the public domain…

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Public Domain Day 2024: Beyond Mickey Mouse

While Mickey Mouse is getting most of the attention surrounding Public Domain Day 2024, it…

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The New York Times Sues OpenAI and Microsoft Over Use…

On December 27, 2023, The New York Times (“The Times”) filed a complaint (“Complaint”) against…

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The European Union Enacts the First Comprehensive Artificial Intelligence Law

After considerable debate, on December 8, 2023 the European Union reached a provisional agreement on…

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More Controversy at the British Museum

As more and more cultural institutions — including the British Museum — have removed the…

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Data Poisoning

In order to train generative AI algorithms, AI companies scrape vast amounts of information from…

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Jack Daniel’s Ruling Helps Vans Enforce Restraining Order Against Art…

On December 5, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued the…

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AI Used to Decipher Ancient Scrolls

In May, 2021 (which seems like decades ago in the field of artificial intelligence), we…

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Claims Dismissed in Favor of Artificial Intelligence

A federal district judge for the Northern District of California dismissed most claims by Sarah…

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Can Copyright Plaintiffs Recover Damages for Acts Outside of the…

Warner Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, filed its opening…

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The First Digital Nation

The island nation of Tuvalu is set to become the world’s first digital nation. Due…

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Act as if You Are a Curator: An AI-Generated Exhibition

Through February 2024, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is exhibiting works from the…

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Tate Modern Announces Solo Exhibit for Renowned Australian Indigenous Artist

The Tate Modern in London has just announced a major 2025 solo exhibition of the…

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MOMA Postcards: Collaborative NFT Creation

In “NFTs: Where Are We Now?” we discussed evolving uses of NFTs that are replacing…

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Digital Restitution, Copyright and NFTs

Joint ownership of works of art, as previously reported, is a creative way to stretch…

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SAG-AFTRA Ends Strike With Historic Win

On Wednesday November 8, 2023, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Radio Artists (“SAG-AFTRA”) announced that…

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President Biden Issues Executive Order on Safe, Secure and Trustworthy…

This ambitious and far-ranging AI Executive Order (“EO”) establishes new standards for AI across four…

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Oral Arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in Vidal v.…

On November 1, 2023, SCOTUS heard oral arguments in Vidal v. Elster on appeal from…

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Expansion of Museum Audiences Through Joint Ownership

In 2015 the Museum of Contemporary Art of Australia, the Tate Modern, London and the…

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Australians Reject Initiative to Provide Indigenous Voice

On October 14, 2023 Australians rejected a proposal to amend their Constitution to provide recognition…

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Lawsuits Against Meta Regarding Children’s Online Safety and Mental Health

On October 24, 2023, 33 states filed a joint lawsuit in the U.S. District Court…

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X’s Collection of Biometric Data

Effective September 29, 2023, X (the social media site formerly known as Twitter), updated its…

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Social Media Accounts of Public Officials and Free Speech

On October 31, 2023 the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases regarding the…

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Google Updates Its Political Content Policy in Anticipation of the…

In an effort to prevent damaging consequences from deepfakes in the 2024 election, Google is…

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The Warhol/Goldsmith Decision

Much discussion has surrounded the long-anticipated May 2023 decision of the Supreme Court in Andy…

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WGA Strike

On July 14, 2023, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Radio Artists (“SAG-AFTRA”) went on…

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Internet Archive’s Open Library and Copyright Law

On March 24, 2023, the U.S. Southern District Court of New York granted summary judgment…

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Cattelan’s Banana

On June 12, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ruled…

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The British Museum’s Rough Year

It’s been a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad” year at the British Museum. The…

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Hermes Blocks Birkin NFTs

In June 2023, a unanimous eight-person civil jury in the U.S. District Court for the…

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Trump Too Small

Under Section 2(c) of the Lanham Act, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”)…

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Copyright Termination Rights and Bankruptcy

On Monday, July 3, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida…

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Taco Tuesday

Gregory’s Restaurant and Bar (“Gregory’s”), located in New Jersey, has joined Taco John’s, a Wyoming-based…

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