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.

Are AI Prompts Authorship in Copyright Law?

The Illusion of More

I have already argued against copyright protection for works created by AI, supporting the longstanding doctrine that copyright rights can only attach to works of human authorship. The post Are AI Prompts Authorship in Copyright Law?

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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.

Copyright Law Concepts to Know Before Filing a Registration Application

Copyright Alliance

Creators often wonder how to “get” copyright protection for their creative works. The good news is that copyright law will automatically protect a work if it meets the criteria of […].

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.

Performer’s Rights under Copyright Law

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Under the copyright regime in India, all original and creative works are protected. ’ Initially, there were no provisions in the Indian Copyright Act that addressed the rights of performers such as musicians, actresses, and singers. Blog Copyright copyright law

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.

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.

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.

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

Texas Church Allegedly Violates Copyright Law with “Hamilton” Performance

The Illusion of More

When copyright infringement to intersects religious zeal, things get weird fast. The post Texas Church Allegedly Violates Copyright Law with “Hamilton” Performance appeared first on The Illusion of More.

Copyright Laws & Trademark Infringement for NFTs

Traverse Legal Blog

Whether you are looking to make your own non fungible token to sell or you’re looking to buy an NFT as an investment, you need to be aware of copyright and trademark laws that might apply to your NFT. There are four main types of intellectual property rights; patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. The NFT project owner needs to secure the IP rights from the copyright owner before linking and minting the NFT. Copyrighting vs Trademarking NFTs.

EU copyright law round up – third trimester of 2022

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Welcome to the third 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. WIPO, Agreement on diplomatic conference on Design Law Treaty. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash.

The Relevance Of Idea-Expression Dichotomy Under Copyright Law In The Context Of Computer Programs

IP and Legal Filings

Under the Copyright laws , the dichotomy between idea and expressions exists, such that safeguard has been given to expressions under Copyright, but the same is not available for ideas. Distinguishing Idea & Expression Within The Realm Of Copyright. INTRODUCTION.

How Copyright Law Fosters Anti-Competitive Behavior, Part Infinity–Bayam v. ID Tech

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

ID Tech believed that Bayam copies too much of its copyrighted website content and pursued a whirlwind of enforcement activity, including filing two lawsuits against Bayam and sending numerous DMCA takedown demands to Shopify. ID Tech appeared first on Technology & Marketing Law Blog.

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™.

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.

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.

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!

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 Preempting Contractual Terms of Use

Patently-O

Google focuses on an important issue of copyright preemption. Contract not Copyright: Genius does not hold the copyright to the lyrics and so has no copyright infringement claim. Rub, Copyright Survives: Rethinking the Copyright-Contract Conflict , 103 Va.

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.

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?

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?

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?

UK: Proposed changes to copyright law to facilitate data mining

JD Supra Law

Following the UKIPO’s 2021 consultation on how artificial intelligence should be addressed within the patent and copyright systems, the UK Government has published its response.

Overbroad State Right-to-Repair Bills Would Violate Federal Copyright Law

IP Watchdog

While the goal of expanding repair opportunities for consumers is certainly laudable, repair advocates are pulling a fast one when it comes to the federal copyright law implications of their preferred state legislative solutions.

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.

The Iconic ‘Del Boy’ Evolves UK Copyright Law

IPilogue

Anita Gogia is an IPilogue Writer and a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On June 8 th 2022, Deputy High Court Judge John Kimbell released his decision separating copyright in literary and dramatic characters. Copyright of scripts. Copyright of scripts as a whole.

Church's 'Hamilton' Show Likely Runs Afoul Of Copyright Law

IP Law 360

copyright law that exempts churches from facing potential litigation for performing copyrighted works during religious services, legal experts say A Texas church's unauthorized rendition of the Tony award-winning musical "Hamilton" this month is likely not covered by a provision of U.S.

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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.

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

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

“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.

Supreme Court of Canada on Copyright: “Copyright Law Does Not Exist Solely for the Benefit of Authors”

Michael Geist

For much of the past two decades, copyright groups have steadfastly sought to deny what the Supreme Court of Canada has repeatedly endorsed, namely that the purpose of Canadian copyright law is to serve the public interest by balancing users’ and authors’ rights.

“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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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.