The law favors “transformative” use. (c) Kenan L. Farrell 2010 “ transformative” - the original use, purpose, or intent of the material has been changed significantly into something substantially different in both appearance and objective
I recently attended Blog Indiana 2009, a 3-day blogging and social media conference that aimed to promote education, innovation and collaboration among Indiana’s fast-growing blogging community. The conference was very informative and had an extraordinary turnout. However, despite all the great information we were getting, it became clear that a lot of legal issues were going unanswered (or un-asked). Being the only attorney in the packed room, that wasn’t totally surprising. However, knowing that these issues are important for every blogger to at least consider, I’ve decided to prepare a series of posts dealing specifically with the legal issues that bloggers should be thinking about.
subject to personal jurisdiction in a state if the party has purposely availed itself of the resources or protection of the state, and if the exercise of jurisdiction does not offend traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice. General jurisdiction exists when an out-of-state party has extensive, systematic and continuous dealings with the state in which the court sits.
Failure to use notice may hinder the prosecution of a trademark infringement action, by allowing the wrongdoer to claim &quot;innocent infringement&quot; as a defense Reduce damages you can claim
“ ... could become as important a journalistic tool as the Freedom of Information Act. „ — Time Magazine