Copyrights and Copyright Violations

Reunion Tour! The Band Is Back! Wait, Who Are These Guys?

Once a band name turns into a brand name, there’s a strong incentive to continue on, even with a lineup that fans might not recognize.

‘Mockingbird’ Producer Relents, Letting Local Plays Go Forward

Facing criticism for making regional theaters cancel productions of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Scott Rudin said he would let them go on, using the new Aaron Sorkin script.

Legal Threats From Broadway’s ‘Mockingbird’ Sink Productions Around the Country

Some community theaters have canceled productions of the play after receiving legal warnings that theirs cannot go on at the same time as the one in New York.

Carlton Dance Not Eligible for Copyright, Government Says

Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has sued video game makers saying they are stealing a dance he created.

Books News: Dan Mallory, 2 Starkly Similar Novels and the Puzzle of Plagiarism

Readers have noticed an overlap between “The Woman in the Window,” by A.J. Finn — a pen name for Dan Mallory — and Sarah A. Denzil’s “Saving April.”

New Life for Old Classics, as Their Copyrights Run Out

Works by Marcel Proust, Willa Cather, D.H. Lawrence, Agatha Christie and Robert Frost are entering the public domain on Jan. 1. And that’s just the first wave.