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Copyright Hub Pilot Introduced in the UK

by Tom Cox on August 8, 2013

Ask yourself this question: if you find a photograph on the internet and want to reproduce it in your own creation what would you be required to do by law? It doesn’t have to be a photograph but any creative medium: a video, a piece of music or an excerpt text. A starting point would […]

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Below are ten of the last month’s best intellectual property law blogs and news posts from around the web:- A Collection of Copyright Carry Ons with the CopyKat (The 1709 Blog) The 1709 Blog offers a whistle-stop tour from around the world of copyright over the last month. From copyright reform in China to dentists […]

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Microsoft has, according to PC World, scored an own-goal by apparently accusing itself of copyright infringement. The computing giant – who recently lost its trademark battle in the English courts with Sky – engages the services of a variety of companies to combat copyright pirates on the internet. These companies scan the internet for new […]

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It has emerged that the producers of Let It Be, the shortly-to-open West End musical which covers the musical lives of the Beatles, are being sued by a rival Beatles production. The Let It Be musical, which is shortly to open on Broadway, is being sued by the creators of “Rain”, a Beatles tribute show […]

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The Woody Allen film “Midnight in Paris” has reportedly been cleared of copyright infringement by a judge in the United States. The lawsuit was brought by the owners of the rights to the literary works of the late William Faulkner after it was contended that a nine-word quote taken from one of Faulkner’s novels had […]

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The Basics of Copyright Law

by JRO on July 5, 2013

It is important for businesses and individuals alike to understand the basics of copyright and trademark law. Once you develop your business’s image and logo, the establishment of a copyright or trademark is essential. By the same token, you must also be wary that you do not infringe copyrights or trademarks of other organizations, as […]

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The rules of parody: a lesson from America

by Tom Cox on June 7, 2013

As it currently stands UK copyright law does not allow a specific exception for parody use. This means that someone desiring to make a parody will have to ask for the copyright holder’s permission or attempt to procure a licence from that holder. The grant of a licence is at the complete discretion of the […]

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First class law graduate and future commercial lawyer Tom Cox publishes his first class legal dissertation entitled “The principles of free expression are yet to be fully accommodated within the law of copyright. Discuss with reference to the relevant law in the USA and the UK.” Connect with Tom Cox on LinkedIn here. If you’d […]

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User Generated Copyright Issue For Websites

by SoCalInternetLawyer on May 27, 2013

By Richard Chapo – SoCalInternetLawyer.com The meshing of copyright laws with the Internet has historically been a difficult one. While legislation and court rulings have helped clear up many issues, there are still practical problems popping up. One issue becoming more prevalent is the protection of user generated content on a website from a copyright […]

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(US IP Law) Creating a memorable and insightful advertisement is difficult and expensive. Successful advertisements combine visual and auditory stimuli to induce certain behaviors. If the advertisement is particularly creative, its most distinctive features may be emulated by other businesses. Unfortunately, imitation can result in a diluted brand name and excessive clutter. To avoid this, […]

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