The petition of the day is:


Issue: Whether 17 U.S.C. § 204(a)’s requirement that all transfers of copyright ownership, including exclusive licenses, be in writing can be evaded by the simple expedient of treating alleged oral exclusive licenses as implied nonexclusive licenses based on the “totality of the parties’ conduct.”

Posted in Baisden v. I’m Ready Productions, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Feb. 22, 2013, 11:55 PM),