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In 2017, State Street Global Advisors Trust Company (SSGA) commissioned the sculptor Kristin Visbal to create a statue to promote SSGA’s global campaign for greater gender diversity in corporate leadership. The statue, which became known as “Fearless Girl,” was unveiled on International Women’s Day in 2017. “Fearless Girl” was initially placed at Bowling Green in lower Manhattan in New York City, across from the pre-existing “Charging Bull” statue created by the sculptor Arturo Di Modica. However, after Di Modica complained that the juxtaposition of “Fearless Girl” and “Charging Bull” distorted the message of his sculpture, the “Fearless Girl” statue was relocated to outside the New York Stock Exchange.
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By Robert W. Clarida and Robert J. Bernstein
For the past five years, the copyright bar and the music industry have carefully followed the many twists and turns of the potentially monumental infringement case that asserted that the opening of the iconic Led Zeppelin song “Stairway to Heaven” was copied from the introduction of a little-known 1967 instrumental “Taurus,” written by the late Randy California. In March 2020, a unanimous en banc panel of the entire Ninth Circuit affirmed portions of a prior three-judge appellate ruling that “Stairway” did not infringe the Spirit song — and in the process resolved some thorny issues involving substantial similarity and copyright scope that will be important for future litigants
By Scott Graham
Defendants Led Zeppelin and its music labels were the winners in the copyright decision by the Ninth Circuit over the song “Stairway to Heaven.” But the estate of songwriter Randy Wolfe (p/k/a California) wasn’t the only one who got the short end. Among the collateral damage from the ruling was a 2002 precedent written by former Chief Judge Alex Kozinski that endorsed the so-called “inverse-ratio” rule.
By Ryan W. Morris
The Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act is a proposed congressional amendment to the current copyright statute that would create an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims and other legal proceedings.
By Andrea Perez
Recent lawsuits have grappled with the fair use of one’s likeness in video games, attempting to apply established order to a changing field.