What is a Patent Assignment?
A patent assignment is a transfer or sale of the entire interest in a patent. That means all rights...
Adli Law Litigation Team Heads to Trial for TEK Corporation
This week Dr. Adli is leading the Adli Law Group litigation team in a patent trial in Federal Court in...
Patent Jury Trials
Patent claimants, or patentees, fare better than alleged patent infringers with juries than they do with...
Avoid Legal Troubles As a Small Business Owner
Dr. Adli will be on the air with Austin Hill for “Austin Hill’s Big World of Small Business”...
What is the purpose of your company? Put all the details in your business plan
The first step we discuss with our clients is making sure that they have an effective business plan....
Submit a Topic Proposal
Want more general information about a topic? Submit your request here to have Adli Law Group, P.C. consider your blog topic request.
The U.S. Copyright Office has just issued a ruling that provides new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The U.S. Copyright Office has just issued a ruling that provides new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that set out acceptable scenarios in which the technological controls used to restrict access to copyrighted works may be skirted. The new rules include provisions that support read-aloud functionality in copyrighted works used by the blind and the capturing of video excerpts for various noncommercial applications.
One aspect of the new rules “permits the circumvention of literary works that are distributed electronically to allow blind and other persons with disabilities to obtain books through the open market and use screen readers and other assistive technologies to read them, regardless of whether an accessible copy may be available for purchase, but provided the author, publisher, or other rights owner receives remuneration, as appropriate,” the Copyright Office said.
Another class is motion pictures, for which the Copyright Office set out that certain technological restrictions may be circumvented “where circumvention is undertaken solely in order to make use of short portions of the motion pictures for the purpose of criticism or comment,” such as for documentaries and film analyses.
Dr. Dariush Adli, President of the Los Angeles based Adli Law Group, PC, whose firm is currently engaged in a high profile copyright infringement suit against actress Angelina Jolie and her studio, commented that “the new ruling will have huge consequences, for e.g., by allowing documentary filmmakers to circumvent DVD’s control over the film market.”
Dr. Dariush Adli
Adli Law Group P.C