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Who Can Use My Image?

For my photographer and model friends: I had to draft a “model release” for work the other day, and it made me think of...
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Tow money, Tow Problems

So, you walk out of a business or a restaurant only to find that your car is gone!  Was it stolen? Maybe.  But more...
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Student Rapper’s Rights: Bell v. Itawamba County School Board

A small victory for student free speech came from the 5th Circuit on Friday, December 12, 2014.  The case, Bell v. Itawamba County School...
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It’s Not a Beautiful Day

In the sixties, musicians and poets flocked to San Francisco coffeeshops and venues to be a part of the phenomenon today known as the...
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Redskins’ Trademark is Not About Free Speech.

Before everyone starts ringing the Free Speech Liberty Bell about the USPTO canceling the Redskin’s trademark, it’s important to note that this really has...
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Public Comment to the Copyright Office for the Music Licensing Study

The Copyright Office has solicited public comment on the issue of music licensing for the purposes of delivering a report to Congress. Make your...
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Open Letter Concerning Craft Beer Legislation in FL

Senators and Congress men and women, Thank you for your service to this great State of Florida. I write to you today to share with...
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Courts and Corruption: The Case of Caperton v. Massey Coal Co.

Using a loophole in the law, the CEO of Massey Coal Co. donated $3 million to the election campaign of Justice Brent Benjamin, helping...
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Ballistic Brews! How Exploding Beer Shaped Modern Products Liability

At some point, all brewer’s will experience the old exploding bottle trick – a natural consequence of carbonation and glass containers.  Whether it be...
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Software Patents: A Brief History

Software Patents: A Brief History Since the beginning of software development there has been a raging debate among computer programmers and intellectual property lawyers...