Baby Blue: A Bluebook Compatible Citation System in the Public Domain

The Bluebook describes itself as a “unique system of citation” on which “generations of law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, and other legal professionals have relied.” One NYU Law professor is trying to change this reliance with a new project called ‘Baby Blue’ that aims to bring this citation system into the public domain. Learn more about Baby Blue from the interview with Professor Christopher Sprigman, below. Can you give an overview of the.. Read More

Gender Diversity in Technology: A Panel Discussion

Catch phrases such as “male allies,” “imposter syndrome,” and “implicit bias” were abound as over twenty-five women gathered in a New York University School of Law classroom to attend a panel discussion titled Gender Diversity in Technology. Hosted by NYU’s Law Women, Social Entrepreneurship & Startup Law Group, and Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law Society, the panel discussed the challenges that women face in the workforce generally, and in the technology sector in.. Read More

Instagram Deleted User Accounts for Posting Photos and Video Clips from Janet Jackson’s Tour

On October 20th, the New York Post reported that Instagram deleted accounts of individuals who posted videos and photographs of Janet Jackson’s live performances to the social networking application. Apparently, these users received emails explaining that “a third party reported that the content violates their copyright.” The coverage highlights how these fans, attending concerts of Jackson’s Unbreakable tour, lost all of the photos they had taken and posted to the app, “without warning.”.. Read More

You Used to Copy Me in Your Videos

Drake’s recent music video for his song “Hotline Bling” is of note for more than the exceptional dance moves Drake displays therein. A mere three days after the video was released, renowned contemporary artist James Turrell released an artfully worded statement indicating that he was in no way involved in the creation of the video: “While I am truly flattered to learn that Drake f*cks with me, I nevertheless wish to make clear.. Read More

Middle Earth in the Digital Age: How Far Do Copyrights Go?

For those of you who finished the recent Hobbit film trilogy wondering when they’d see Middle Earth on the big screen again, don’t hold your breath. As far as bad blood goes, the animosity between the Tolkien estate and filmmakers makes the saga’s dwarves and elves seem like best friends. A recent Ninth Circuit decision denying an anti-SLAPP motion is only the latest chapter in an ongoing fight over the extent of contractual.. Read More

Dental Aligners and the Power to Regulate Digital Data

What started as a case between two makers of plastic braces at the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has led to great interest from the entertainment industry and technology companies. Align Technology, Inc. makes the popular Invisalign® plastic braces and filed a complaint against their competitor ClearCorrect Operating, LLC at the ITC for infringing several of their patents on orthodontic aligners. The ITC is empowered by 19 U.S.C. § 1337 (Section 337).. Read More

A Tale of Two Statutes: New Questions on Patent Venue

Sweetener manufacturer TC Heartland recently petitioned the Federal Circuit for a writ of mandamus that asked the court to radically alter how patents are litigated in the United States. The issue presented calls into question basic law on venue for patent infringement, which for the past twenty-five years has been fairly permissive. If TC Heartland’s arguments are adopted, the much criticized practice of forum-shopping would be drastically curtailed. On October 23, TC Heartland.. Read More

The Blurred Lines of Music Sampling

Sampling, repurposing a snippet of another musician’s music, is an integral part of contemporary music, especially in hip-hop and R&B. Such songs by artists gain immensely popularity, and many of the artists openly admit to using other’s works for their creative purposes. However, as much as this practice has become prevalent, many lawsuits that garner even the pop culture’s attention arise. Considering how there are many more agreements and settlements between artists that.. Read More

Preventing Copying or Preventing Competition? : An Analysis of Kind LLC v. Clif Bar & Company

  It is the classic story. The young and exciting new competitor enters the market, attempting to shake things up and change the game, and when their efforts prove successful, those already existing in the industry rush to copy what they believe is attributable to the newcomers success. It is called competition. This is what drives the market, preventing stagnation and keeping industries moving forward. Yet, in a recent case Kind LLC, the.. Read More

The Engelberg Center and IPNY present Blogologues

The Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy presents Blogologues. Professor Chris Sprigman, NYU School of Law, will interview Jen Jamula and Alli Goldberg, the creators of Blogologues, a New York City live comedy sketch show that takes its material word for word from the Internet and imagines a back story that makes us laugh and expands the world of modern story telling.

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Classroom 110, Vanderbilt Hall
RSVP: Anne Hassett,