Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

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On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, the annual defense spending bill, was signed into law.  Focused on COVID-19 relief and funding the federal government operations, there are also several IP-related authorizations approved in the bill itself. First, the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act of 2020 (CASE Act) creates a …

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Software Removing Metadata Not Enough Showing to “Conceal or Induce” Copyright Infringement

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Technology is meant to make things easier or improve conditions in society.  However, sometimes technology, in the form of software, can sometimes do errant things that can create issues later.  So is the case with Stevens v. CoreLogic, Inc.,[1] decided by the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on June 20, 2018.  The Ninth …

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