Before setting up a sweepstakes or other game of chance on your website, consider that unlicensed gambling is generally illegal in all of the United States and there is wide disparity in state Internet gambling laws — if the issue has even been addressed. While the State of New York recently banned Internet gambling, other
On October 28, 1998 President Clinton signed into law the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Pub.L. 105-304 [“DMCA”]. The DMCA makes clear what was understood by many: that the U.S. Copyright Act protects the words that you are reading on this Internet page in the same manner as if they were in a book or a
The recently signed Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act is significant for both copyright owners and users of protected works who are trying to clear rights, because it extends the present U.S. copyright term of life plus 50 years to one of life plus 70. When read in conjunction with the Uruguay Round Agreements Act,
By Elliott Alderman (Note: Although footnotes have been omitted from this version, the article is available in its entirety on WESTLAW.) I. Introduction On December 1, 1990, President Bush signed into law the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990, which was generally effective on June 1, 1991, and extends to visual artists the federal moral
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