Newman on Garcia v. Google
In an article in The Recorder, Professor Christopher Newman comments on Garcia v. Google, a copyright case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Speaking of the court’s recent ruling that an actor’s performance could be copyrightable, Newman noted that while “we don’t want copyright ownership to get too fragmented,” it is “definitely plausible” for an actor to hold a copyright in his or her performance in a film.
Secret Takedown Order in YouTube Case Sets Off Frenzy, The Recorder, March 14, 2014. By Scott Graham.