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.

Takedown Services Under Copyright Law

IP and Legal Filings

The author or creator of any theatrical, literary, creative, or musical work has an exclusive right to copyright. It was recently uncovered that numerous internet platforms are posting infringing content on their websites without the approval of the copyright owners.

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Can Copyright Law Prevent Cheating on Exams?

The IP Law Blog

When standard approaches failed, a business professor recently turned to copyright law, hoping for a solution. Berkovitz administered a midterm exam and a final exam, which comprised copyrighted material. Copyright Law copyright Intellectual Property IP Law

Developments in Copyright Law Affecting Tech Transactions

JD Supra Law

This episode focuses on an IP right at the heart of many technology deals—copyrights. Mayer Brown partners Richard Assmus and Oliver Yaros and host Julian Dibbell will discuss some recent important changes in US and European copyright law and how those changes might inform your tech deals.

Lawmakers: Fix Copyright Law to Stop Gamblers “Beating the Bookies”

TorrentFreak

Importantly, however, none of this is illegal in the UK so, in what appears to be an overreaction with significant potential for overreach, lawmakers want changes to copyright law to retip the balance of power. ” Copyright Law to Tackle Drones?

Can Copyright Law Prevent Cheating on Exams?

JD Supra Law

The recent opportunities for remote work and learning have provided improvements in lifestyle for a number of employees and students.

NFTs and Copyright Law

JD Supra Law

What is an NFT? A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unique piece of data that is stored on a blockchain. More specifically, NFTs are digital files such as photographs, videos, or audio files that can be bought and sold with cryptocurrency.

Emerging Trends In Digital Copyright Law

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Given the fact that the copyright law was originally framed to protect literary and artistic works, it needs to be seen how much the law has evolved to grant protection to digitalized works. Kind of Copyright Infringement. This is certainly a copyright infringement.

Amicus of copyright law professors in Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith

43(B)log

The solution is not to reject one reasonable view in favor of another—that would be the very aesthetic discrimination the law has long rejected. copyright my writingsAvailable here. Thanks to all who participated!

Research Exceptions in Comparative Copyright Law

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Promoting research and access to its products has always been a core purpose of copyright law, often expressed in limitations and exceptions for research uses. Our work finds that every copyright law examined has at least one exception for research uses.

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

Copyright Law Goes to Law School

BYU Copyright Blog

On May 18, 2022, Dr. Elliot McGucken ("McGucken") filed an Amended Complaint against Pepperdine University and associated parties ("Pepperdine"), asserting that Pepperdine infringed McGucken's copyright in a photograph (the "Photo") he had taken.

Updating the Copyright Law Regime in Hong Kong

JD Supra Law

The Hong Kong Government published a public consultation paper on 24 November 2021 on updating Hong Kong’s copyright law.

Canada: Copyright law not meant to protect distribution networks

Likelihood of Confusion

The Gray Blog reports that the Canadian Supreme Court has rejected an attempt — the sort made all day all over North America — to utilize IP law as a. The post Canada: Copyright law not meant to protect distribution networks appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Authorship In An Impromptu Performance Under Indian Copyright Law

IP and Legal Filings

If a singer, at a concert, was to sing in a melodious way, in an impromptu manner, i.e., there were no prior existing lyrics or melody, would such a singer be considered an author of the lyrics and the music, apart from being a performer Under Indian Copyright Law ? INTRODUCTION.

Copyright law and football matches: impossible to match? (Part I)

Kluwer Copyright Blog

This post is based on the chapter “Audiovisual Coverage of Sports Events and Copyright Law: Originality in the Details?” Bernt Hugenholtz, Kluwer Law International, 2021. But, could they be considered as works in the sense of European copyright law?

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.

Copyright law and football matches: impossible to match? (Part II)

Kluwer Copyright Blog

This post is based on the chapter “Audiovisual Coverage of Sports Events and Copyright Law: Originality in the Details?” Bernt Hugenholtz, Kluwer Law International, 2021. More from our authors: Law of Raw Data. Intellectual Property Law in China, 2nd edition.

Book review: Performing Copyright: Law, Theatre and Authorship

The IPKat

this Kat was delighted to review Performing Copyright: Law, Theatre and Authorship by Dr Luke McDonagh (Assistant Professor of Law at LSE Law School). What happens when a copyright infringement claim is made against the playwright? How Should Theatre Respond to Law?

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?

A New Frontier: NFTs and Copyright Law

Intellectual Property Brief

NFT art has become a trendy craze in recent years, but how exactly this NFT art fits into existing copyright law is still in development. Copyright Daily Blog #Crypto #intellectualProperty #NFT Art copyright Cryptocurrency

How Is Fashion Protected by Copyright Law?

Copyright Alliance

The post How Is Fashion Protected by Copyright Law? appeared first on Copyright Alliance. This week, you may have seen photographs and videos of long runways where models donned the season’s latest trends and styles. It’s Fashion Week 2022– the time of year when […]. Education

EU copyright law round up – fourth trimester of 2021

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Welcome to the fourth and final trimester of 2021 round up of EU copyright law! In this series, we update readers every three months on developments in EU copyright law. The rapporteur is very well-known to all copyright enthusiasts – Mr Axel Voss.

Can Copyright Law Prevent Cheating on Exams?

LexBlog IP

When standard approaches failed, a business professor recently turned to copyright law, hoping for a solution. Berkovitz administered a midterm exam and a final exam, which comprised copyrighted material.

“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.

Right to Research (“R2R”): An Independent Right with an Imposed Dependence in Copyright Law?

SpicyIP

Lokesh attempts to find grounding for it in Indian law through the current post. He is an LLM Candidate (IP and Technology) at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL), InfoJustice Fellow at PIJIP , and Arodhum Scholar, 2021. a user right under copyright law.

2022 IP Outlook Report: The Developments Shaping Copyright Law

JD Supra Law

KEY TAKEAWAYS AND OUTLOOK FOR 2022 - Like so many things in 2021, a few long-awaited copyright developments have spilled into 2022, with anticipated amendments to key provisions in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act topping the list of legislation to watch.

“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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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).

What Does “Prior Art” Mean in Copyright Law?

JD Supra Law

The traditional understanding in copyright law is that the concept of “prior art” is only applicable to patents and that the term is not relevant in assessing whether a defendant has infringed someone’s copyright.

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.

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

“Everybody Makes Mistakes”- A Forgiving Approach by the Supreme Court Changes Copyright Law

JD Supra Law

The Supreme Court recently issued a surprising opinion regarding the safe harbor provision of the Copyright Act: If an applicant makes a mistake of fact or law in their application, the registration will still be valid.

Who’s Who: Dr. Seuss and Copyright Law

JD Supra Law

In the world of copyright law, there is a fine line between unlawful copying or use of another’s work and a lawful parody.

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.

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 – first trimester of 2022

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Welcome to the first trimester of the 2022 round up of EU copyright law! In this series, we update readers every three months on developments in EU copyright law. The second part concentrates on the copyright-related challenges raised by the use of artificial intelligence.

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

The Doctrine of Fair Use in Copyright Law

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Justice Story observed in his judgement, when the courts of law decide on cases like this, they must look to the nature and objects of the selection mode, the quantity and value of material used. Today, this doctrine has become one of most popular doctrines in the realm of copyright law.

Call for Papers: Symposium on the Right to Research in International Copyright Law

Kluwer Copyright Blog

CALL FOR PAPERS : Symposium on the Right to Research in International Copyright Law. American University International Law Review (AUILR). We are tentatively planning to have this meeting in-person at American University Washington College of Law, in Washington D.C.,