Category Archives: Copyright Law

Irina D. Manta, The High Cost of Low Sanctions

Low sanctions can initially appear to be a mitigating factor for unjust or inefficient laws, but this perception is likely wrong. This Article argues that low sanctions may have a pernicious effect on the democratic process and on legislative rule … Continue reading

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Marc Edelman, Closing the “Free Speech” Loophole: the Case for Protecting College Athletes’ Publicity Rights in Commercial Video Games

When Electronic Arts Inc. (Electronic Arts) launched its video game series NCAA Football in June 1993, the available technology limited developers to crafting avatars that looked like faceless figurines. Today, however, advancements in digital technology have enabled developers to create … Continue reading

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Juliet M. Moringiello, What Virtual Worlds Can Do for Property Law

62 Fla. L. Rev. 159 (2010) |   |   |   | INTRODUCTION :: Disputes over virtual world items, such as virtual money, Second Life islands, and even “sex beds,” can inform property law generally. Rights in these virtual … Continue reading

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Jennifer Lynch, The Eleventh Amendment and Federal Discovery: A New Threat to Civil Rights Litigation

62 Fla. L. Rev. 203 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: Lawyers for the State of California have argued recently in several federal civil rights cases that the state sovereign immunity doctrine bars all discovery issued … Continue reading

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Steven Hetcher, The Kids Are Alright: Applying a Fault Liability Standard to Amateur Digital Remix

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1275 (2010) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: The term “remix” is used mainly in a digital context, although there is nothing inherently digital about remix. For instance, fan fiction, a widely discussed form of remix, … Continue reading

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Lydia Pallas Loren, Renegotiating the Copyright Deal in the Shadow of the “Inalienable” Right to Terminate

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1329 (2010)| | | | ABSTRACT :: Few people realize that many contracts that purport to transfer “all right, title and interest” in a copyright can be terminated by the author of the copyrighted work after … Continue reading

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