The IP Institute co-sponsored the Forty-Ninth Annual Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture with the Copyright Society of the U.S.A, on Nov 4th, 2019, which was given by Jeanne Fromer, Professor of Law at New York University School of Law.  

In her talk, “The New Copyright Opportunist,” she reviewed three recent litigation case studies that meet the definition of opportunism: one involving a basketball players’ tattoos depicted in a video game, another involving lawsuits against celebrities by paparazzi photographers for posting their photos on social media and a third involving claims of infringement in popular songs. She then explored how courts handle opportunistic lawsuits and proposed that opportunistic lawsuits can be resolved only at the intersection of copyright doctrine and policy, as informed by relevant economic and technological realities.

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