Monthly Archives: June 2011

Unauthorized Removal of Copyright Ownership Information from Photograph May Violate Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The unauthorized removal from a photograph of information crediting the photographer and copyright owner may violate a provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) that prohibits the falsification, alteration, or removal of copyright management information. The U.S. Court of … Continue reading

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Arbitration Provisions in College Enrollment Application Held Enforceable Against Students Who Sued Over College’s Alleged Misrepresentations

A federal court in Colorado recently ruled that students claiming that a college misrepresented its tuition costs, accreditation status, and job prospects for graduates, would have to pursue their claims in arbitration instead of in court.  Bernal v. Burnett, No. … Continue reading

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Bayh-Dole Act Does not Automatically Vest Ownership of Federally Funded Inventions in US Government Contractors, Says US Supreme Court

On June 6, 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980 (the “Bayh-Dole Act” or the “Act”) does not automatically grant federal government contractors ownership over inventions created … Continue reading

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