Tag Archives: substantial similarity

2020 Substantial Similarity Update

Last week my father and I finished the 17th annual update of Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law. As was the case last year, the 9th Circuit upset the apple cart near the end, this time issuing the en banc decision in the Led Zeppelin case just days before the update was due. We got it in there though, so […]

2018 Substantial Similarity Update Available

The 2018 annual supplement to our treatise Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law is now available from PLI.

Practical Law Update Completed

Eric Osterberg’s article Copyright Infringement: Analyzing Substantial Similarity in Westlaw’s Practical Law has recently been updated.

2015 Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law Supplement Available

The 2015 annual supplement to our treatise Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law is now available from PLI.

2014 Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law Supplement Available

The 2014 annual supplement to our treatise Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law is now available from PLI.

Copyright Litigation: Analyzing Substantial Similarity

A new article I’ve written, Copyright Litigation: Analyzing Substantial Similarity has just been published by the Practical Law Company.  Think of it as Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law light.  It discusses just the very basics of what you need to know when evaluating a copyright infringement claim.  If you want detailed information, you still have to […]

2013 Substantial Similarity Supplement Available

The 2013 annual supplement to our treatise Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law is now available.  It is a complete replacement of the entire text, so if you’ve fallen behind, now is an excellent time to update.  It has now been 10 years since the first publication.  Thank you to PLI and all who have contributed […]

2013 Substantial Similarity Shipped

I sent the 2013 update of Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law to the publisher PLI earlier this week.  This will be the tenth anniversary edition.  We’ve included more illustrations of the works at issue in the cases discussed, a significant revision of the chapter on useful articles, and more.  Look for it in on the […]

L.A. Printex v. Aeropostale – Part II Substantial Similarity

The Ninth Circuit’s opinion in the L.A. Printex case offers two useful insights with respect to the manner in which courts in that circuit are to evaluate substantial similarity.  The first is a re-affirmation that a court should not evaluate the intrinsic test, involving a subjective comparison of the two works, on summary judgment.  The […]