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Danner Kline is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Danner received his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he was associate editor for the Cumberland Law Review, a member of the Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board, a Judge Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow, and a six-time Scholar of Merit. While in school at Cumberland, Danner completed judicial internships with the Hon. Annemarie Axon of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and with the Hon. Kelly Pate of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

A new federal bill aims to put golf courses on “par” with other architectural designs by expanding federal copyright protection to golf courses. Copyright law in the United States, rooted in the U.S. Constitution, ensures protection for “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression” (17 U.S.C. § 102(a)). This broad definition