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jojo
08-31-2012, 06:40 PM
Throwing a bone to the lawyer types on the board:


In the end, it's entirely possible that there was infringement here. Certainly the judge -- despite all of the problems with Harley's actions in the case -- felt the songs were similar enough to grant summary judgment. But if you're looking for a guide in how not to go about a lawsuit, this seems to be it.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120830/01011120213/songwriter-wins-copyright-case-spite-herself.shtml

:fineprint:

Screwball
08-31-2012, 08:09 PM
Hilarious. This reads like something out of a good sitcom:



JUDGE: I will not entertain questions. Your motion also indicated that the manner of the removal of the reference also indicated some sort of bias. Everything that has been done in this matter has proceeded according to the routine practice for all matters that have come to me.

MS. HARLEY: Objection.

JUDGE: That is it, counsel. We are adjourned on this matter. Thank you.

MS. HARLEY: Objection.

THE CLERK: All rise.

wolfboy
08-31-2012, 09:48 PM
Thanks for the link jojo. I'm going to check out the docket. Curious to see what actual damages she proved. As the article notes, very unusual to opt for actual damages over statutory damages.

dougdirt
08-31-2012, 09:50 PM
Objection! (I received my law degree from Columbia.... turns out the BAR requires one from THIS country)

Yachtzee
09-02-2012, 05:03 PM
Intellectual property law (patents and copyrights) in this country is broken.

jojo
09-02-2012, 05:31 PM
Intellectual property law (patents and copyrights) in this country is broken.

I agree completely.

dougdirt
09-02-2012, 06:33 PM
66 people read this and no one got my reference? I am now sad for Redszone.

wolfboy
09-03-2012, 12:06 PM
Intellectual property law (patents and copyrights) in this country is broken.

I practice in this area and I couldn't agree more.

Razor Shines
09-03-2012, 12:11 PM
66 people read this and no one got my reference? I am now sad for Redszone.

I know that Jeff Winger said something similar on Community.

dougdirt
09-03-2012, 03:22 PM
I know that Jeff Winger said something similar on Community.

You have restored my faith in Redszone.

Knightro28
09-05-2012, 03:05 AM
Objection! (I received my law degree from Columbia.... turns out the BAR requires one from THIS country)

Do you mean Colombia?

dougdirt
09-06-2012, 02:19 AM
Do you mean Colombia?

NO! (yes)