About the Author

Rich Steeves

Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A. in English Literature and an M.Ed. from The George Washington University. In addition to working nine years as a teacher of English Language Arts at the secondary level, Rich has worked in both print and online publishing, most recently serving as Managing Editor at TMCnet. He is also a published author, having written two novels and over a dozen short stories collected in various anthologies.

Article List

  • The copyright violation axis of evil?

    The U.S. government has called out four countries as hotbeds of digital piracy: China, Russia, India and Switzerland

  • Digital revolution in copyright law

    If you were the Walt Disney Co., and you saw thousands upon thousands of fan-created videos that featured your intellectual property cropping up on YouTube, would you crack down on those violations or would you “Let It Go?”

  • Supreme Court quashes Aereo but leaves room for innovation

    It would appear that many, including the major television networks, would agree with Roberts’ assessment that the Aereo technology, which allows subscribers to view over-the-air TV streams through their devices, was using a bit of legerdemain to skirt existing copyright law.

  • Will the Supreme Court krackle for Kirby?

    When Kirby co-created these characters with the likes of Joe Simon and Stan Lee, he was toiling for Marvel (formerly Timely) Comics in a work-for-hire situation. This distinction is at the crux of the legal matter here.

  • Sherlock in the public domain? Elementary… or not…

    The estate of the late author contends that, since the later stories do a great deal to flesh out the Holmes character, the copyright protection should extend until the last Holmes story enters the public domain (sometime in 2022). This would have essentially extended copyright protection over the character to...

  • Seeger named general counsel of American Express

    At American Express, Seeger will become the new executive vice president and general counsel and will lead the financial company’s legal, compliance and ethics initiatives, later adding federal and state government affairs duties.

  • Is executive compensation out of control?

    The average compensation figure for the 200 highest-paid chief executives in the United States was $20 million.

  • Seeger named general counsel of American Express

    At American Express, Seeger will be the new executive vice president and general counsel and will lead the financial company’s legal, compliance and ethics initiatives, later adding federal and state government affairs duties.

  • Washington Redskins won’t be shut out by trademark decision

    This should bring some confidence to Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, because this whole case almost seems like a highlight reel from a previous season.

  • IKEA in trademark row with hacker site

    Well, IKEA might not see it that way. The company has taken umbrage at the site and its usage of the IKEA name. Yap stated that she received a cease and desist letter from IKEA and now must decide how to proceed. IKEA contends that the fan site infringes on...

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