While the basics of Copyright Law are over a century old, the law evolves with the times. Unless you have been living in a cave for the few years, you have heard of Fortnite and its popularity, the gaming craze that has captured the imaginations of teens and older people alike. Consider this profile of the game in The New Yorker, one of the more genteel literary publications that has survived the internet age.
Epic Games, which is the company that produces Fortnite was sued yesterday in Federal Court in California by rapper 2 Milly for allegedly reproducing his likeness and dance moves in the game without a license. Read More
One of the rarest of events happened in Washington, DC: a unanimous Congressional approval of a large piece of legislation: an affirmative 100 - 0 vote in the Senate and a 415 - 0 vote in the House. On October 11, 2018, the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act was signed into law. Read More
Industry watchers have been following the apparent evolution of copyright law in Europe, as there appear to be two big new wrinkles in European Law that may ultimately have ramifications for US businesses. Read More
The practice made its debut appear in the Fall 2018 edition of Fig Kennett, which focused on the arts in Chester County…. Read More
When couples divorce, often the most difficult part is how the children are affected by the process and the behavior of the divorcing parents. No one wants someone else raising their children. However, that can be a very harsh reality to face for divorced people with minor children.
Previously in this space, we looked at employment contracts for executives and high visibility employees or representatives, and how a company can manage the risk of illegal or otherwise improper behavior of those key persons. With some foresight, and smart contractual drafting, the company can protect itself from bad behavior through morality clauses.
Surprisingly, this very same issue - guarding against the poor judgment of others - appears in many, many divorce cases, particularly when there are minor children and custody issues involved. These issues can have a profound impact on many people, regardless of social status, wealth, religion or any other demographic category.
Even the most amicable divorce matter can be psychologically and emotionally challenging at times. More often than not, those challenges can become extreme when mixed with the financial pressures that divorcing couples also face. Add to that the difficulty of navigating custody issues, and the parties’ differing perceptions of what is in the child’s best interest, and you have a powder keg waiting for ignition. Eventually, more often than not, this issue explodes into conflict. Read More