To prevail in this lawsuit against Kat Von D, the photographer will have to prove that the tattoo artist had access to the copyrighted Miles Davis portrait and copied it. Based on this article, Kat Von D wasn’t hiding the copying. I don’t know all of the facts, but there is probably some merit to this case. A copyright owner has the exclusive right to reproduce the work, even if skin is the canvas. https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/kat-von-ds-miles-davis-tattoo-draws-copyright-infringement-suit/ar-BB1dxZ7I
The new COVID relief legislation contains important changes to U.S. trademark and copyright law. We are evaluating how these new laws will impact our clients. This article is a good summary of the changes.
If this law thing doesn’t work out, I think I’ll study tardigrades. Apparently these 8-legged microscopic organisms, also known as water bears, can survive boiling water, ice, outer space, a nuclear apocalypse, and Star Trek copyright infringement lawsuits.
New copyright rules for registering blog, Facebook and other social media posts. This new copyright process for “Short Online Literary Works” is a welcome development for the prolific blogger and social media influencer. The 50 word length requirement may disqualify shorter posts such as tweets. See the rules at https://www.copyright.gov/rulema…/shortonline-literaryworks/