Articles discussing patent, copyright, and trademark law.

Monetization of Memes: Who Owns Internet Culture?

October 13, 2021

John Travolta is confused.  He is confused in the doll aisle of a toy store, confused about an answer on the TV show Jeopardy!, and even confused and alone inside the late-night diner in Edward Hopper’s famous painting, “Nighthawks.”  But these are not promotional trailers for a new HBO Max ...[Continue Reading]

Owning your own content pays off

January 7, 2014

After experiencing the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, photojournalist Daniel Morel posted several photos of the devastation to his Twitter page in hopes of selling them to news agencies and other potential buyers.  Instead, Lisandro Suero, a resident of the Dominican Republic, copied the photos and ...[Continue Reading]