Bell's has filed a federal action against Innovation over the use of its name. I can see that one getting kicked out of court by a judge in a hurry. No registration = no federal trademark = no federal action possible, Lanham Act only. Simples!
I think it goes without saying that I am talking about plagiarism of something still covered by copyright. To someone new to this site who's skipped straight to the comments? Not necessarily. And yes, it does happen.
Honest, honorable, intelligent, well mannered, battle worn veterans of the world rarely participate in online dialogue because of the attacks their participation invites. And so you get a very one sided, jaded, biased perspective on Internet law and policy issues. John Dozier, the idiot who said the above? If it wasn't for the fact he's already dead, I'd say he needs to quit drinking the Kool-Aid!
They[sic] Society has recently switched from Wiley to Elsevier. So it's either time to part ways with the Society, or somebody's lying. I know what I suspect given the fact that the Society continues to publish with Wiley (Elsevier likes exclusivity).
Mike, can you please explain to this idiot in words of two syllables or fewer how the language of the Copyright Act excludes works-for-hire from the definition of "works of visual art," thereby excluding such works from VARA protection? The cartoonist's lawyer has no idea how moral rights work.
Plagiarism is likely to be infringement [...] Really? So if I copy something suitably vague by Shakespeare and cause others to believe I've written it, then I've infringed copyright? Please remind me exactly how that works again, will you? *rolls eyes*
Mike's statement: Even worse, it appears he's racist, calling someone "Chinese" for criticizing him. Bok's rant: Are you Chinese? Come up with something on your own. Personally, I don't believe what Bok said was racist, I think it's based on the fact that China has a reputation for producing the most counterfeit goods in the world. I formed this opinion after carefully reading the above line from the rant in context.