• Posts Tagged ‘government’

    It Should Be In the Public Domain

    by  • February 28, 2010 • copyright

    Artist Frank Gaylord created the bronze figures that are part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial.  He sued the U.S. Postal Service when a photo of the sculptures was used on a stamp. In take one, the Court of Claims split the baby, deciding that the photo was a fair use of the sculpture, but...

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    In Service of the Government

    by  • January 11, 2009 • copyright

    Wired reports about a prisoner who sued the government for copyright infringement for its sale of desk-blotter calendars he created as part of his assigned work duties while incarcerated. Suits for copyright infringement against the government are controlled by 28 U.S.C. § 1498(b): Hereafter, whenever the copyright in any work protected under the copyright...

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    It All Looks So Different In the Snow

    by  • December 27, 2008 • copyright

    It’s a fairly sure bet that when the government is sued for infringement of intellectual property, the government will win. In Gaylord v. U.S., the Postal Service was accused of infringing the copyright in the statues of soldiers that are part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial, by using them on a stamp. The...

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