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  • Cyber Best Practices for Attorneys

    CyberPro

    Spring 2016

  • The Sum of All Parts: Second and Ninth Circuits Poised to Address Movie “Authorship”

    Movie Authorship: Judicial Judgment of Artistic Merit?

    December 3, 2014

    Earlier this year, a divided three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit touched off a firestorm of copyright uncertainty when it floated the possibility of finding multiple copyrightable interests embedded in a single fixed work. Meanwhile, in the Second Circuit, the pendulum seemingly swung in the opposite direction against the rights of individual film collaborators. If both courts affirm the rulings before them, a Supreme Court inquiry is not out of the question.