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June 30, 2020 - By TFL Law Publishers May Not be Able to Embed Instagram Users’ Imagery Without Running Afoul of Copyright Law, Per SDNY Just a couple of months after holding that Mashable did not run afoul of federal copyright law by embedding the work of ... June 29, 2020 - By TFL Fashion As Asia’s Clothing Factories Switch to Making PPE, Sweatshop Problems Are in Full Force Personal protective equipment (“PPE”) has arguably become the most sought-after commodity in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic ... June 29, 2020 - By TFL Law Rains Prevails in Multi-Year Lawsuit Over Zara’s “Slavishly Copied” Rain Coats Rains has been handed a win in its years-long fight against Zara for selling cut-and-paste copies of two of its best-selling rain ... June 29, 2020 - By TFL Fashion The Gap, Kanye West Announce New 10-Year-Long Partnership Called Yeezy Gap Kanye West is bringing his fashion brand to the Gap by way of an impending new collaboration. The American mall-based retailer is ... 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