Excellent recap on the events so far in Intellectual Property Law. Particularly of interest in the Blurred Lines copyright litigation. This a particularly appropriate time to remember our Founding Fathers who provided The Constitutional authority for IP protection.
Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the United States Constitution grants Congress the power “To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.” Because this clause is the source of Congress’ power to enact legislation governing copyrights and patents, it is often referred to as the “patent and copyright clause.”
Enjoy wonder 4th of July Holiday.
Can you believe the year is half way over? It seems like one day I was bundling up wondering if the winter would ever end, and today I’m getting ready to celebrate the Fourth of July. The post this week is a look back over the hot topics and posts you, my readers, have found most interesting this year. Since some you are already starting to celebrate The Hubs’s favorite holiday and 2015 is halfway over, I figured a look back would be fun in case there were some posts you missed, or you might want to re-read a favorite.
When The Hubs and I started dating, he informed me the Fourth of July was his favorite holiday. I remember thinking how unique his choice was because I had never heard anyone say that before. Most people pick out the usual suspects, Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah or Thanksgiving. If they want to be really quirky, a person might say Halloween. But, until him, I had…
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