a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2023 Ernest Goodman Law Firm - Los Angeles - New York.
All Rights Reserved.

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Our Opening Hours Mon. - Fri.

+1818-858-0406

Call Us.

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
 

copyrights Tag

Law Offices of Ernest Goodman > Posts tagged "copyrights"

Tips for film distributors

In the intriguing case of Randles Films v Quantum Releasing (2014), the complexities of copyright law, particularly the extraterritoriality limitation of the US Copyright Act, come to the forefront. This case serves as a pivotal example of how copyright laws are applied in cross-border disputes and the extent to which US copyright protections extend beyond its borders....

Continue reading

Exploring the Polaroid Doctrine in Trademark Law

The Polaroid Doctrine, which is a fundamental concept in United States trademark law, was established by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. This doctrine emerged from the 1961 case of Polaroid Corp. v. Polarad Elecs. Corp., where the court developed a set of factors to assess the likelihood of consumer confusion in trademark infringement cases....

Continue reading

The Doctrine of Work for Hire is Often Misunderstood

a

Today, we're going to talk about the doctrine of work for hire in copyright law. Often, there can be situations where you think you own a copyright because the work was made for hire for you or your production company. But, in fact, contrary to what the contract states, you might own nothing. Let's explore the caveats and ways to solve this problem. Many think that just because they have a contract with artists and have paid for the work, they own the copyrights. Let's say you own a film production company and you've hired a screenwriter to write a screenplay....

Continue reading

Can an Idea be Protected Under the Law?

The key principle in federal copyright law is the distinction between an 'idea' and its 'expression'. This law protects the expression of ideas, not the ideas themselves. For filmmakers, this means that while a general plot concept, like a romantic comedy set in New York or California, is not protected, the actual script with its unique dialogue, character development, and scene descriptions, is....

Continue reading