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.

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?

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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.

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?

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™.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

Taylor Swift Knows Perils of Music Copyright Law “All Too Well”

McBayer IP Blog

Posted In contract , copyright , Intellectual Property It’s likely that you’ve heard about pop star Taylor Swift re-recording her old albums.

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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?

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.,

“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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“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.

DC Circ. Is Told Digital Copyright Law Chills Free Speech

IP Law 360

Circuit to rule that a law making it a crime to circumvent technical features controlling access to copyrighted works violates the First Amendment Advocates for the disabled, public libraries and documentary filmmakers have urged the D.C.

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 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.

Ping® December 2021 – Data Protection & Copyright Law 

LexBlog IP

In legal terms, those rights are intellectual property (IP) rights such as copyright, patents, and trademarks, confidentiality obligations, and contract rights. The principal areas of law discussed were copyright and contracts.

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

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).

Policy perspective on copyright law: my 3L semester at Canadian Heritage

IPilogue

Christian Bekking is an IP Intensive student and a 3L JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. During the first semester of my 3L year, I was placed at the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH), Copyright Policy Branch for ten weeks through the IP Law & Technology Intensive Program.

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

Future-facing Topics in Copyright: USCO and USPTO to Stream Discussion of “Copyright Law and Machine Learning”

Velocity of Content

ET), the US Copyright Office, and the US Patent and Trademark Office are co-hosting a three-part discussion on “ Copyright Law and Machine Learning for AI: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?”

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.

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?

EU copyright law round up – third trimester of 2021

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Welcome to the third 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 AG suggests that the private copyright exception applies in the cloud, but a separate levy may not be payable.

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.

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.

Guest Book Review: Exceptions in EU Copyright Law: In Search of a Balance Between Flexibility and Legal Certainty

The IPKat

This review of Exceptions in EU Copyright Law: In Search of a Balance Between Flexibility and Legal Certainty by Tito Rendas, is brought to you by the Rt Hon Sir Richard Arnold, Judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

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.

Warhol Foundation Tells SCOTUS Second Circuit’s Fair Use Ruling ‘Threatens a Sea-Change’ in Copyright Law

IP Watchdog

The Court of Appeals further concluded that the Prince Series works were substantially similar to the Goldsmith Photograph “as a matter of law.” The Andy Warhol Foundation has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to review a decision of the U.S.

This Week in Washington IP: Deregulating Agricultural Biotechnology, State Sovereign Immunity and IP Infringement, and Copyright Law in Artificial Intelligence

IP Watchdog

Patent and Trademark Office hosts an event exploring the intersection of copyright law and artificial intelligence, while the Hudson Institute takes a look at studies by the USPTO and the U.S. Copyright Office on state sovereign immunity from IP infringement suits.

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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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.

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

JD Supra Law

copyright to the film’s production companies.

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.

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?

“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.