IP Rights in Film — and in Data

My post at Conglomerate today stretches to find a connection between the worlds of documentary film and semiconductors. A taste:

The take-away point above is that what “is” or “is not” (or should be) fair use is only one part of a much larger problem facing filmmakers. A much larger problem, frankly, is the role of insurance markets in deciding what does and does not get released, and in what form. Documentary film offers yet another example, then, of why IP lawyers need to learn much more about business law in general and insurance law in particular, and also why business and insurance lawyers would be well advised to learn a bit of IP law.