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When is a derivative work original and thus protectable by copyright? Classicist’s critical edition makes its way to Luxembourg in fresh Romanian CJEU referral

The IPKat

The book that is going to change copyright law? After the referrals in Mio [IPKat here and here ] and USM Haller [IPKat here ] , another referral asking about the meaning of originality in EU copyright law has been made to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU): it is the referral from Romania in Institutul G.

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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. here and here ). a remake or an adaptation of a book into a film).


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When a vampire not called Dracula bested the copyright system, and what it tells us about derivative works

The IPKat

And, while the copyright laws were used to try to keep the film from public view, ultimately it failed, to the continuing benefit of cinematic creation. The tale of Nosferatu shows the sometimes-uneasy relationship between copyright protection and the making of derivative works. Enter the copyright laws.

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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 alleged that the Defendants infringed his exclusive right to reproduce, make copies, distribute, or create derivative works by publishing the midterm exam and final exam on the Course Hero Website without permission.

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Why do artists infringe copyright – the tension between artistic creativity and copyright law


There seems to have always been tension between artistic creativity and copyright law. Copyright, in the simplest terms, is “ the right to copy.” In other cases, museums invited artists to create derivative works based on museum collections. In this sense, the act of copying is the very medium of Warhol’s art.

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Facebook’s LLaMa Defeats Copyright Claims–Kadrey v. Meta

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

This is another preliminary ruling in the copyright battle over generative AI. Copyright law has the capacity to nix the entire generative AI category. Fortunately, Judge Chhabria easily rejects the copyright owners’ overclaims. The post Facebook’s LLaMa Defeats Copyright Claims–Kadrey v.

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Understanding the Pearson v. Chegg Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Plagiarism Today

In short, it’s claiming that Chegg, in many cases, either directly copies the content or creates a thinly veiled derivative work based upon it, both of which are violations of copyright law. Not Covered by Copyright: This is a likely argument where just the answers are presented.