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Eleventh Circuit: Obtain a Copyright Registration before Initiating Litigation

According to U.S. copyright law, an original work of authorship receives copyright protection from the time the work is created in a fixed form. However, when can a copyright owner sue an alleged infringer for copyright infringement?  Is it sufficient that a copyright owner merely filed an application for registration with the U.S. Copyright Office … Continue Reading

The FTC ‘Educates’ Celebrities & Social Media Influencers on its Endorsement Rules

As the power of Instagram and other social media platforms as marketing tools rises, so does the dollar figure of contracts between brands and the social media influencers (celebrities, athletes, reality stars, etc.) they use to endorse their products – some contracts are reported to be in the seven-figures. Couple this with the influencers’ ability … Continue Reading
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