The Biggest Open Questions In Copyright Law

By Bill Donahue (September 6, 2017, 9:43 PM EDT) -- It's pretty clear that a monkey can't sue for infringement, but many other copyright issues are far less black-and-white. Here, Law360 looks at three of the biggest open questions that courts and lawmakers have yet to definitively answer.

What Will Star Athletica Mean?

Six months after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Varsity Brands v. Star Athletica, the impact of the ruling is one of the major questions facing copyright lawyers.

The high court's decision, released on March 22, clarified when the Copyright Act protects creative expression that is intertwined with a "useful article" — a functional object like...

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