The Reconcilable Conflict Over Copyright Registration – A Proposal

Last month, the Supreme Court resolved a circuit split, holding that under the Copyright Act, the Copyright Office must have granted registration to the plaintiff’s copyright before the plaintiff can sue. Fourth Estate Pub. Benefit Corp. v. The Fourth Estate decision was neither ground-breaking nor surprising. It was a reasonable interpretation of 17 U.S.C. §411, which requires registration of

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Defusing the Time Bomb Once Again

Determining Authorship in a Sound Recording This article by Mark Jaffe was originally published in the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. on December 8, 2005.

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December Newsletter: Deck the Halls With Fortnite ad Copyright

Wishing you and your family a happy holidays from all of us at Tor Ekeland Law, PLLC We will be on limited staffing for the final week of the year but will still be monitoring our consult requests. As always our emergency lines will continue to be available for our clients. We ask that you please be patient if we

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November Newsletter: Legal News to Bring to the Thanksgiving Table

Trust Machine: The Story Of Blockchain Screenings in LA Tor will be participating in the Friday and Saturday Q&A panels following the screenings. Friday screening has sold out! Grab your tickets now to join us November 16th, and 17th  Directed by award-winning documentarian Alex Winter and narrated by Rosario Dawson. TRUST MACHINE drills down on #blockchain technology. Why are banks

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October Newsletter: Creeping Computer Laws & The Music Modernization Act

Events Tor is featured in an upcoming documentary Trust Machine: The Story Of Blockchain.  Directed by award-winning documentarian Alex Winter and narrated by Rosario Dawson. TRUST MACHINE drills down on #blockchain technology. Why are banks terrified while UNICEF embraces it to feed refugee children? Is blockchain technology poised to be bigger than the Internet or a bubble built on hype?

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September Newsletter: Don’t FALL for bad laws

We’re excited to announce our new video series with Attorneys Tor Ekeland, Mark Jaffe, and Fred Jennings! We’re new at this and working on our video skills (next up windscreens!), but our lawyers, and their insights, are already top notch!   Follow us on YouTube for upcoming videos, including insight, opinion, rants and tips on Computer Crime Law, Cyber Security, CFAA

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August Newsletter: Lessons from Summer in Computer, IP, and Trial Law

Firm News Watch a video of Mark introducing TorMark Law on Facebook Having established a nationwide practice in computer fraud trials, partners Tor Ekeland and Mark Jaffe are expanding our practice to better serve the needs of our diverse clientele. So we sent Mark out to California to expand on what he has been doing for more than a decade:

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March Newsletter

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Updates and commentary on the “worst law in technology.” The CFAA is a federal civil and criminal statute (18 U.S.C. § 1030) that prohibits unauthorized access or damage to a computer. Whatever that means. We litigate civil and criminal CFAA cases nationally. In a First, a Federal Court Holds that There’s a First Amendment Right

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July Newsletter: Sun, Sand, and Cyber Security

Before You Go, Limit the Risk: *If possible, use “clean” devices, with only the data you’ll need during your trip, not your normal every-day laptop. Delete unneeded data and if you use a secure cloud server, keep data there instead of saved to your devices. * Make sure the operating systems are up to date, backup your devices, sign out

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