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- A federal appeals court upheld the invalidation of the "podcasting patent" with a little help from the EFF.
- The soundtrack licensing deals behind Atomic Blonde were almost as intense as the movie's fight scenes.
- Another movie currently in theaters, Baby Driver, is facing a lawsuit over alleged lack of due diligence.
This Is Art
- Frank Ocean played Panorama Festival recently, attracting considerable buzz for his t-shirt. Now the shirt's 18-year-old designer is in a copyright battle with another teenage tweeter.
- A judge found picture books based on famous novels to violate the novels' copyrights.
- On Friday, a joint motion to stay the appeal was filed in the monkey selfie copyright case.
- A trademark battle broke out over a pierogi festival name.
- The ACLU filed an amicus brief with a section titled Anyone Can Legally Say "Eat Shit, Bob!"
- Coco Loko, a company that for unknown reasons is producing a snortable chocolate, is being sued by Four Loko.
Odds and Ends
- Stone Cold Steve Austin received a trademark registration for "3:16." He also got the Colbert treatment and a response from Jesus.
- Could toilet paper covered with Trump tweets pose a copyright problem?
- One Star Wars video baffled YouTube's copyright cops.
- Here's an interesting read on how one of America's oldest detective firms is trying to catch counterfeiters.