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The Rocky Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds, Part 3: Copyrights

Part 1 of this three-part series on intellectual property law in virtual worlds discusses trademark rights as applied to virtual goods. Part 2 addresses patent rights, including how patent rights can be obtained based on actions performed in virtual worlds, and whether patent rights are enforceable against virtual infringers. Part 3 delves into copyrights: how they can be obtained based on actions performed in virtual worlds, and how to protect your rights when your copyrights are infringed in virtual environments...

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The Rocky Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds, Part 2: Patents

Part 1 of this three-part series on intellectual property law in virtual worlds discusses trademark rights as applied to virtual goods. Part 2 addresses patent rights, including how patent rights can be obtained based on actions performed in virtual worlds, and whether patent rights are enforceable against virtual infringers. Part 3 will delve into copyright issues...

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The Rocky Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds, Part 1: Trademarks

Virtual worlds provide not only a new universe in which brave explorers stake their claims, but also a new legal landscape in which the colonists are often at odds with the natives from the "old world." How do real-world laws apply? How do traditional concepts of intellectual property -- patents, copyrights, and trademarks -- apply in a virtual world? Can virtual worlds contract around intellectual property rights by forcing users to license their intellectual property, or forego such claims altogether? ...

Open Source Wins Landmark Legal Validation

All the legal jargon can be made very simple, according to attorney Ross Dannenberg, a partner with Washington, D.C.-based law firm Banner & Witcoff "Just because someone distributes something for free doesn't mean that they're waiving their copyright remedies," he told LinuxI...

Google Shields Own Backside With Antipiracy Filter

For a publisher to get protection under the DMCA's Safe Harbor provision, it has to claim that it didn't have actual knowledge of infringing material on its site, or that it was not aware of facts or circumstances pointing to infringing activity, explained Ross Dannenberg, shareholder at Banner & Witcoff...

Nintendo’s ‘Wiimote’ Subject of Patent Suit

"Patent lawsuits are more infrequent, but not uncommon [in gaming]," Ross Dannenberg, a partner and shareholder at Banner and Witcoff, told TechNewsWorld, "especially when the product in question is as popular as the Wii Remote has turned out to be." There was very little info...

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