In this episode of Remotely Ethical, we are joined by special guest, Ned Rosenthal, to discuss a recent sanctions order issued by a federal judge against copyright lawyer Richard Liebowitz, which made waves within the copyright bar.
Ned and Tyler wrote a blog post on this unusual sanctions order, which you can read here.
We discuss several extraordinary aspects of the sanctions opinion, including that the Court ordered Liebowitz to:
- serve a copy of the opinion on all of his current clients
- file a copy of the opinion in all of his pending cases
- file a copy of the opinion in all new cases he files for the next year
- include a deposit copy of the allegedly infringed works with all copyright complaints that he files for the next year, in order to establish that the copyrights have been registered
We also discuss whether the Court had the power to issue such a far-reaching sanctions order and what affect it could have in a future grievance proceeding against Liebowitz.
A contrasting view of Liebowitz can be found in a 2018 profile published by Slate.com, which you can read here.