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Small-claims copyright court for US?

Small-claims copyright court for US?

“To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries…” —United States Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 8. Owning a copyright can be...
Of Quakers, oats and trust

Of Quakers, oats and trust

At a wedding recently, I learned an acquaintance was a Quaker. She graciously explained the main tenets of Quakerism, as honesty, integrity and purity, and referred to the brand “Quaker Oats” as epitomizing honesty and purity. Always the trademark lawyer, my mind...
Colbert’s Hobbitual Exposure

Colbert’s Hobbitual Exposure

I regularly watch The Colbert Report on Comedy Central and thoroughly enjoyed his tribute to the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In anticipation of the movie, Stephen Colbert, a self-proclaimed Hobbit-head, visited the movie set in New Zealand and planned for...