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EXPLAINING THE PANDORA PAPERS

The release and investigation of the Pandora papers by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) exposed how the world’s wealthiest individuals hid their money from taxation using offshore entities.  These papers also included...

THE ILLICIT TRADE IN HUMAN REMAINS

THE ILLICIT TRADE IN HUMAN REMAINS

There has been a great deal of discussion online recently about the laws (or lack thereof) surrounding the trade in human remains. This trade has found a home on popular social media sites such as Facebook, TikTok and even Etsy, a site originally designed for the sale...

NEW ADDITION TO MCU—AVENGERS TERMINATED?

One of the features of the Copyright Act of 1976, which took effect on January 1, 1978, are provisions that allowed either a creator or a creator’s heirs to reclaim copyright ownership of rights that had been assigned by the creator.  The purpose of these...

STILL BOLDLY GOING…TO TRIAL

The case of Dr. Seuss v. ComicMix isn’t over yet.  In December 2020, the Ninth Circuit overturned the district court ruling stating that ComicMix’s use of Dr. Seuss’ materials was fair use.  The district court had made this ruling at the...

EMBEDDING AN IMAGE MAY BE INFRINGEMENT

One of the rights provided under copyright law is the right to public display.  This particular right is important for artists such as photographers and filmmakers as they make a living off of the ability to license their images and films for public...

HOBBY LOBBY SUES OVER STOLEN PAPYRI

Once again, Hobby Lobby and its Museum of the Bible is in the news.  This time, Hobby Lobby is suing former Oxford University Dirk Obbink over Obbink’s alleged sale of stolen papyri to the Museum.  According to the complaint,  Hobby Lobby paid Obbink $7 million US...

STUDENT SPEECH AND ART

On Wednesday, April 28, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.  The question here is how far can a school go in punishing a student for speech that occurred off-campus?  The landmark case regarding a...