Are Fictional Characters Protected Under Copyright Law?

Creative Law Center

The post Are Fictional Characters Protected Under Copyright Law? appeared first on Creative Law Center. Copyright & Content ProtectionThe independent life of fictional characters. Consider them an additional creative asset in a writer’s intellectual property portfolio.

Copyright Law's Employment Test Is Frighteningly Outdated

IP Law 360

Miller, the Second Circuit's recent analysis of whether the defendant was an employee or an independent contractor, and thus able to terminate his copyright, illustrates why copyright employment principles need to be updated in view of the post-COVID-19 work context, says Matthew Fagan at Kacvinsky Daisak In Horror Inc.

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A guide to Singapore’s new copyright law

Managing IP

Sources say an impending overhaul of Singapore’s copyright law will particularly benefit creators and businesses will need to re-think engagement deals

“Happy Together” – The Ninth Circuit Plays The Golden Oldies Of Copyright Law

JD Supra Law

Calling it a “ball of confusion,” the Ninth Circuit recently considered a case involving the music of the Turtles, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and whether royalties are owed under California copyright law for music dating prior to 1972.

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Copyright Law and Copyright Infringement: All You Need To Know

Larson & Larson

Copyright law provides a safeguard against copyright infringement. That being said, here is a brief elucidation of all you need to know about copyright and copyright infringement. What Constitutes Copyrightable Work? How Long Does Copyright Protection Last?

Introduction to Copyright Law

Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property Journal Blog

Introduction to Copyright Law Every day, millions of people interact with copyrighted material. Copyright law has been around since at least 1710, when Britain enacted the Statute of Anne. [1] 1] The invention of the printing press spurred the need to protect authors and publishers from … The post Introduction to Copyright Law appeared first on Chicago-Kent | Journal of Intellectual Property. By: Adam Grodman I.

“Happy Together” – The Ninth Circuit Plays the Golden Oldies of Copyright Law

The IP Law Blog

Calling it a “ball of confusion,” the Ninth Circuit recently considered a case involving the music of the Turtles, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and whether royalties are owed under California copyright law for music dating prior to 1972.

World Kung Fu Governing Body Uses Copyright Law to Hunt Down YouTube Critics

TorrentFreak

People who post copyrighted videos to sites like YouTube need to ensure they have the necessary rights to do so. According to the latter, IWUF is the “ultimate copyright holder” of all material related to IWUF competitions and demonstrations, which includes footage of competitions.

Upload Filters: 23 EU Member States Face Legal Action Over Copyright Law Delays

TorrentFreak

Back in 2016, the European Commission announced plans to amend EU copyright law to better meet emerging challenges on the Internet. One of the most controversial elements of the new Copyright Directive was Article 13 (now Article 17).

A Copyright Law Horror Show for Producers of “Friday the 13th”

JD Supra Law

copyright to the film’s production companies.

Joint Authorship and Indian Copyright Law

Intepat

? The Copyright Act states that the work of joint authorship is considered a work created by the collaboration and cooperation of more than one author in which the contribution made by an author is not different from the contribution of the other author(s). Copyright

Revisiting Copyright law and Artificial Intelligence – Part 2

Selvam & Selvam Blog

In the part one of this article, here, we discussed about the general understanding of AI divided as ANI and AGI, ANI’s adoption and influence in the copyright law, and complexities arising out of the adoption of ANI while generating copyrightable works.

Look What Copyright Law Made Her Do

JIPEL Copyright Blog

To get around the tangle of copyright law. There are two types of copyright registrations available for music: composition rights, which can cover lyrics and sheet music, and sound recording rights, which cover the actual recording of the song. As the US Copyright Office puts it , “the composition ‘Respect’ and a recording of Aretha Franklin singing ‘Respect’ are two distinct works” in the eyes of copyright law. Copyright JIPEL Blog 2020-2021 Music

Derivative works: the Adventures of Koons and Tintin in French copyright law

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Like most copyright systems, French copyright law does not leave much room for the freedom of authors of transformative graphic works (also called “derivative works”). Derivative works under French copyright law.

Revisiting Copyright law and Artificial Intelligence – Part 1

Selvam & Selvam Blog

Types of protection available to Intellectual property are Copyright, Trademark, Patent, Design, and Geographical Indication. At the intersection: Copyright protection subsists in any work the moment it is expressed in a tangible form. What is Artificial intelligence?

The Fairest of Them All: Justice Abella’s Legacy in Canadian Copyright Law

IPilogue

Sabrina Macklai is an IPilogue Senior Editor and a 2L JD Candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. . May 21 was a historic day for copyright fanatics around the country. v Law Society of Upper Canada.

The Federal Circuit Must Correct Texas Court’s Misapplication of Copyright Law in SAS Institute Appeal

IP Watchdog

WPL) is a British company that decided to build a clone of SAS’s popular analytics software and, as several courts have found, broke the law to do it. This time, however, WPL’s arguments pose grave dangers to all owners of other copyrighted works.

EU copyright law round up – second trimester of 2021

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Welcome to the second trimester of 2021 round up of EU copyright law! In this series, we update readers every three months on developments in EU copyright law. This leads naturally to the important question of whether standards can be subject to copyright protection.

[Guest post] The General Court of the EU wanders into copyright law, and gets disoriented

The IPKat

Here's what Frederic writes: The General Court of the EU wanders into copyright law, and gets disoriented by Frederic Blockx No access for Kats Traditionally, the last few days of the Term yield an impressive harvest of cases out of Luxembourg.

Remixing and Remastering Music in US Copyright Law: Some Reflections after Arty v Marshmello

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Therefore, since Arty signed and agreed that he is not entitled to own rights over the “underlying musical composition” – the argument goes – he does not hold any standing to bring copyright infringement claims against them. 2018 New York University Law Review, p.

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CJEU rules on platform liability under copyright law, safe harbours, and injunctions

The IPKat

Do platforms like YouTube and cyberlocker Uploaded directly perform copyright-restricted acts under Article 3 of the InfoSoc Directive ? At what conditions is the hosting safe harbour under Article 14(1) of the Ecommerce Directive available?

Fair Use for Documentaries in US Copyright Law: Brown v Netflix

Kluwer Copyright Blog

106(1)) and indirectly (by inducement of copyright infringement, contributory copyright infringement, and vicarious copyright infringement) infringed their copyright by distributing and streaming the film. Photo by Geoff Gill via Pixabay.

Second Circuit: Supreme Court Google Precedent Doesn’t Alter Copyright Law’s Fair Use Analysis

JD Supra Law

Addressing fair use as an affirmative defense to copyright infringement, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit amended its recent opinion, reversing a district court’s summary judgment in favor of fair use. The Court did not change its original judgment but took the opportunity to address the recent Supreme Court of the United States precedent in Google v. Oracle. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Lynn Goldsmith, Lynn Goldsmith, Ltd., Docket No. 19-2420-cv (2d.

Unhappy Together: No Right of Public Performance under California Copyright Law

JD Supra Law

Addressing for the first time whether California law establishes a right of public performance for the owners of pre-1972 sound recordings, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found no such right for music and overturned a district court’s grant of partial summary judgment.

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“Happy Together” – The Ninth Circuit Plays the Golden Oldies of Copyright Law

LexBlog IP

Calling it a “ball of confusion,” the Ninth Circuit recently considered a case involving the music of the Turtles, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and whether royalties are owed under California copyright law for music dating prior to 1972.

Conference: The implementation of the CDSM Directive – snapshots into the future of EU copyright law

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Panel 2: A new era for copyright exceptions and limitations? More from our authors: Exceptions in EU Copyright Law: In Search of a Balance Between Flexibility and Legal Certainty.

“Happy Together” – The Ninth Circuit Plays the Golden Oldies of Copyright Law

LexBlog IP

Calling it a “ball of confusion,” the Ninth Circuit recently considered a case involving the music of the Turtles, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and whether royalties are owed under California copyright law for music dating prior to 1972. In doing so, the Ninth Circuit reviewed nearly 200 years of copyright law to reach its conclusion. They filed similar suits in Florida and New York contending that those states’ copyright laws required a similar result.

If copyright law won’t protect small fashion brands against copying, social media will – just ask influencer Danielle Bernstein

JIPEL Copyright Blog

In this case, via alleged copyright infringement. Perhaps the most infamous of the above scandals was the allegation of copyright infringement by The Great Eros (“TGE”). Art Copyright Fashion JIPEL Blog 2020-2021

The “Fair Use Massacre” (updated)

Likelihood of Confusion

Copyright Law Internet Law Fair UseFirst, this vintage LOC item: Fred von Lohmann of the EFF calls out YouTube: Fair use has always been at risk on YouTube, thanks to abusive DMCA takedown notices sent.

Decline and fall of the dumb copyright trick

Likelihood of Confusion

The post Decline and fall of the dumb copyright trick appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Gripe and Review Sites Copyright Law IP Overreaching Small Justice

“Holy copyright law, Batman!”Court affirms Batmobile is copyrightable

Shades of Gray

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed that the Batmobile is copyrightable and that an individual who made and sold replicas of it is liable for infringement. The post <strong>“Holy copyright law, Batman!”<br/><font ”<br/><font size=4px>Court affirms Batmobile is copyrightable</strong></font> appeared first on Shades of Gray.

Ads for pirates

Likelihood of Confusion

Imagine a world where producers and owners of TV shows, movies and the not only upload full-length copyrighted video content onto the Web in the full knowledge that it will. Copyright Law

This Isn’t One, Either. Heavens, No.

Likelihood of Confusion

Copyright Law Trademarks and trademark lawBill Heinze’s I/P Updates blog reports about a trademark registration you can see at the erstwhile movie pirating website LokiTorrent.com. You get a message that says “There are websites that.

Library Associations Pursue Misguided eBook Licensing Laws

The Illusion of More

The post Library Associations Pursue Misguided eBook Licensing Laws appeared first on The Illusion of More. Copyright Law & Policy Lit/Pub eBook licensing Featured library associations Maryland new york

Cover me

Likelihood of Confusion

Copyright Law Journalism Photography Right of PublicityPhoto Attorney Carolyn Wright writes: Rebecca Tushnet over at the 43Blog reports on a recent case in New York where the court determined that the use of a woman’s photograph.

Second Life case settles

Likelihood of Confusion

Copyright Law Fair Use Internet Law Trademarks and trademark law Gaming and Virtual IPThe IMPACT® blog reports a settlement in the Second Life dispute. Originally posted 2010-03-28 10:00:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter.

Podcast – Formalities in U.S. Copyright with Steven Tepp

The Illusion of More

Copyright with Steven Tepp appeared first on The Illusion of More. Copyright Law & Policy Podcasts Featured formalities independent creators Steven TeppIn this post, I wrote about some of the difficulties that U.S.

Ninth Circuit Reverses Win for the Turtles’ Rights Owners Under California Law on Copyright for Public Performance

IP Watchdog

Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday ruled that California common law on copyright protection does not include a right of public performance, reversing a partial summary judgment for Flo & Eddie, which controls the rights to the songs of the rock band the Turtles.

The Briefing – Can Copyrighted Music Keep Vids of Police Encounters Off The Internet?

The IP Law Blog

In this week’s episode of the Briefing by the IP Law Blog , Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss recent news stories reporting that police officers played copyrighted music during filmed encounters, ostensibly to keep the videos from being uploaded to the Internet.

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Semi-monthly off the wall tweets

Likelihood of Confusion

Roundups Copyright Law Fair Use Social NetworkingHere’s what I have been chirping about lately: RT @ArsLaw: Tenenbaum: $675K stat. dams absurd; I caused $21 in losses | Ok, even I don’t buy that math.

NC Court Grants Motion in Allen v. Cooper to Reconsider Takings Claim

The Illusion of More

Cooper that its own precedents obligated it to affirm that states are immune from federal litigation in claims of copyright infringement. Copyright Law & Policy Allen v. On March 23, 2020, the Supreme Court remorsefully found in Allen v.

No more free ride

Likelihood of Confusion

Copyright Law Keyword AdvertisingAttributor is a new program that online publishers can and do use to trace their verbal content across the Internet and see who is using how much of their stuff. The post No more free ride appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-08-21

Barry Sookman

Canada Is Gathering Public Input on Copyright Implications of AI, Internet of Things – Centre for International Gov… [link] 2021-08-15. Federal Judge Finds Copyright Issues “Embedded” in Social Media Re-Posts [link] 2021-08-17.