• Posts Tagged ‘e-sign’

    Update: “What is an ‘E-Signature’?”

    by  • July 18, 2013 • copyright • 1 Comment

    I previously wrote about a case, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. v. American Home Realty Network, Inc., involving the assignment of copyrights by uploading photographs to a website. In it, the district court held that uploading a photograph was the equivalent of signing an agreement under the E-Sign Act. I was unhappy with the...

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    How to Do an E-Signature Right

    by  • May 2, 2013 • copyright • 2 Comments

    For a two-week period of time, from July 16, 2012 through August 8, 2012, Craigslist presented users with the following statement when submitting a post: Clicking “Continue” confirms that craigslist is the exclusive licensee of this content, with the exclusive right to enforce copyrights against anyone copying, republishing, distributing or preparing derivative works without...

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    What is an “E-Signature”?

    by  • November 16, 2012 • copyright • 1 Comment

    I just blogged about a case where an email was inadequate to transfer ownership of copyright. It wasn’t because it was email, though; an email exchange can do the trick, as was the case in Vergara Hermosilla v. The Coca-Cola Company (blogged here). There is a federal statute that allows for electronic signature of...

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