Monthly Archives: June 2021

Copyright Infringement But For De Minimis Doctrine

By James Juo. The incidental appearance of a trivial portion of a large visual work, such as an outdoor mural, in the background of a photograph may be de minimis use that does not give rise to copyright infringement. “Typically, courts examine the de minimis defense first to determine if any actionable copying has occurred. . . . […]

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“So” Entitled Under the CFAA

By James Juo. The U.S. Supreme Court in Van Buren v, United States, No. 19-783 (Jun. 3, 2021), has adopted a narrow interpretation that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), a criminal and civil statute sometimes referred to as the federal anti-hacking law, is limited to violations of technological restrictions and not to violations […]

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