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Wild Wild Web
- Facebook's new patent suggests the company may take ad targeting to a creepy new level.
- YouTube's CEO has been outspoken against the EU's efforts to revise its copyright directive. IMPALA, an indie label trade group, is pushing back in favor of the revisions.
- Check out this primer on the rise and legality of search engine advertising.
- Pfizer lost a long-running patent battle to extend rights in a pain medication with worth $5 billion a year.
- Tattoo and makeup artists don't fit neatly into the art world or copyright law.
- A new lawsuit by L'Oreal may change the dupe culture of the beauty industry.
What Do You Think?
- If Mozart and Beethoven were alive today, would they be guilty of copyright infringement?
- Are food and beverage companies ready for the influx of cannabis-related patent filings?
- Are quilts protected by copyright?
Odds and Ends
- Last week, an EU court ruled that the taste of a food product is not a work and thus not protectable by copyright.
- Ford has a plan for eliminating the new car smell: baking the car.
- An Arizona couple ran a website that offered free downloads of classic video games. They now owe Nintendo over $12 million.
- Will one Supreme Court case create an escape from another?
- A new TTAB ruling emphasizes the value of understanding the most important portion of a trademark.
See you next week!
Hannah from Alt Legal