Category: Civil

Seattle $15 Hourly Wage OK


A federal appeals court allowed Seattle’s minimum wage law, which increases pay to $15 per hour in stages, to proceed in a ruling Friday. The 2014 law raised the minimum wage in steps according to two schedules for large employers…

Batmobile is Copyright Protected


“Holy copyright law, Batman!” The Batmobile is protected by more than its tank-like armor and front-mounted cannon.  The Batmobile has copyright protect, according to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeals court ruled Wednesday that replicas of the…

Monkey Business by PETA


Animal rights activists at PETA want to give a whole new meaning to the phrase monkey business – as in, suing for a monkey’s copyrights to his own selfie. PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, went to federal…