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Ninth Circuit Clarifies Copyright Case Involving Dancing Baby
 
The 9th Circuit made it clear that prior to issuing a takedown notice, a copyright holder must first consider whether or not the fair use defense applies.  The court further clarified in its revised opinion in Lenz. V. Universal that such consideration of the fair use defense does NOT need to be “searching or invasive”.
 
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While many were focused on "The Big Dance" yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals did some "dancing" of its own. The Court issued a revised…
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Rights holders in the Ninth Circuit are now obligated to consider and reject fair use before sending a takedown notice.

The Ninth Circuit’s opinion in Lenz v. Universal is has been issued, and it's a whopper.

http://cpip.gmu.edu/2015/09/16/ninth-circuit-gets-fair-use-wrong-to-the-detriment-of-creators/
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I like this article because it provides good advice to musicians seeking to make a living off their copyrights and more.

http://blog.sonicbids.com/what-successful-musicians-do-differently
If you're doing these four things, you're on the path to long-term success and happiness in music!
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Bieber involved in copyright lawsuit along the lines of "Blurred Lines".

Justin Bieber and Usher could be headed for a similar result as the "Blurred Lines" case in a copyright lawsuit that accuses them of creating the 2010 song, "Somebody to Love," from a 2008 song with the same name by Devin "the Dude" Copeland. 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-docket-justin-bieber-copyright-803678
A roundup of entertainment law news including resolution to lawsuits against Sharon Stone and the Tea Party HD founder.
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Article Explores Whether or Not Engineered DNA is Subject to Copyright Protection as Opposed to Patent Protection

Biotech professor contemplates this idea in the article called “Copyright for Engineered DNA”.

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With the United States Supreme Court ruling in Myriad,the enforceability of certain claims in existing gene patents and the broader patentability of…
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The U.S. Copyright Office is offline right Now!
This is not due to budget cutbacks. Unbelievable! 

Here's what the website says: 
OFFLINE 
"The Copyright eCO system is offline due to problems from our service provider. Currently we do not have the estimated time for service resumption. 

Please check back for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience caused." 
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The new .sucks domain names will be available for purchase this month. Business owners may want to purchase their regular name plus the .sucks to prevent some bad PR.

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Starting this weekend, the ".sucks" domain name will be available for purchase by the general public. The .sucks domain name is one of more than 500…
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Attorney for Creative People and Creative Companies
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Trademark registration, Copyright registration, Business entity formation, Entertainment contracts.
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  • The Law Offices of Melissa K. Dagodag
    Owner, 2007 - present
  • Manatt, Phelps and Phillips
    Attorney
  • BCBG
    Business Affairs Counsel
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Female
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The Attorney for Creative Types
Introduction
After earning my J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2000, I worked as an attorney at a prestigious Los Angeles law firm (Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips, LLP), then in-house as Vice President of a small music publishing company (Palan Music, later purchased byMCS), and as Business Affairs Counsel at a prominent fashion company (BCBG).
Aspiring to give my clients the personal attention that I had wanted when I ran my design and manufacturing business, I decided to open my own law practice in 2006. To this day, I adhere to the ideals that brought me to the practice of law in the first place: protecting and strengthening the work of entrepreneurs and creative businesses.
Education
  • Stanford University
    English, B.A.
  • Stanford University
    English, M.A.
  • UCLA School of Law
    J.D.
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310-699-8155