3 Count: Copyright Exhaustion

Plagiarism Today

1: Government Pauses Plans to Rewrite UK Copyright Laws After Authors Protest. The rule, entitled copyright exhaustion, places limits on the import of international editions of books. 3: Ad Blockers Altering Website Code is Not a Copyright Violation, German Court Rules.

Are Fictional Characters Protected Under Copyright Law?

Creative Law Center

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


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3 Count: Grand Theft Copyright

Plagiarism Today

1: Apple Drops iPhone Copyright Lawsuit Against Cyber Startup Corellium. This prompted Apple to file a lawsuit in August 2019 alleging both direct copyright violations and violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for the circumvention of copyright protection tools.

5 Copyright Stories to Watch in 2022

Plagiarism Today

To that end, 2022 is looking to be a major year for copyright in a myriad of ways. But that raises the question, with the new year what are just a handful of the major copyright stories on the horizon. 1: The Copyright Small Claims Court. 3: Copyright and the Takings Clause.

The Best Starting Place for People New to Copyright

Plagiarism Today

If you are new to copyright, there are many great guides on the internet, including this one here. However, for someone coming in with almost no understanding of how copyright works, it may not be the best place to begin. Copyright Office. Copyright Office.

Understanding Assignment of Copyright


Copyright is a bundle of rights and can be exploited in several ways independently from each other. What is an Assignment of Copyright? It means that only the owner of the copyright can transfer the ownership of the copyright to a third party.

Copyright Small Claims: How the CASE Act Works

Creative Law Center

A cost effective way to enforce copyright and fight infringement for small businesses, creatives, and entrepreneurs. The post Copyright Small Claims: How the CASE Act Works appeared first on Creative Law Center. Copyright & Content ProtectionThe CASE Act explained.

Copyright in the Age of Bots

Plagiarism Today

If you’ve had any issues with copyright over the past few years, whether you are on YouTube, Facebook or even operating your own website, it’s probable that your issue didn’t start with a human, but with a bot. Copyright law was never meant to work this way.

All Economic Indicators Are Flashing Red at the Copyright Royalty Board on Frozen Mechanicals–MusicTech.Solutions

The Trichordist

by Chris Castle All of the economic indicators are telling us that inflation is going to be around for a while–so songwriters should expect some cost of… Read more "All Economic Indicators Are Flashing Red at the Copyright Royalty Board on Frozen Mechanicals–MusicTech.Solutions".

Is Copyright Infringement Illegal?

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Copyright is a type of intellectual property rights. One infringes on copyrighted works when they violate the exclusive rights of the owner. But how do you prove that a considerable amount of your copyrighted work has been infringed? We cannot term that as copyright infringement.

Fonts & Typefaces: Are they Copyrightable? 


We’re happy to bring you a guest post by Shivam Kaushik on the copyrightability of fonts. Fonts & Typefaces: Are they Copyrightable? . But as I will discuss in this post, they fulfill the eligibility criteria as provided under the Copyright Act, 1957.

Copyright of Software API


This week, the Federal Circuit is hearing oral arguments in an important software copyright case, SAS Institute, Inc. In Google , the Supreme Court sided with the accused infringer on fair use grounds, but did not decide the broader issue of whether Oracle’s API naming convention was copyrightable. SAS argues that those input and output formats are protected by copyright.

Some Copyright Highlights in 2021-Around the World and in Canada?

Hugh Stephens Blog

7 Takeaways from YouTube’s Copyright Transparency Report

Plagiarism Today

Yesterday, YouTube published its first every Copyright Transparency Report. While it’s interesting to see the amount and kinds of copyright notices other providers see, YouTube has faced far more copyright criticism than those companies.

Copyright Royalty Board Reopens Public Comments in Controversial #FrozenMechanicals Hearings

The Trichordist

Copyright Royalty Board makes history by re-opening comments for the frozen mechanical rates. Artist Rights Copyright Policy Copyright Royalty Board Frozen Mechanicals Songwriter News Songwriter Rights

Copyright Protection for Choreographic Works


Like all other art forms, choreographic works in dance and their steps have been expressly recognized under the Copyright Laws of different jurisdictions. Now it has become a common ‘dance routine’ or social dance step, which cannot be governed by copyright law.

Cloudflare Tests Limits of Contributory Copyright Infringement

IP Watchdog

One recurring thorn in the side of copyright owners is Cloudflare, the San Francisco-based web performance, optimization, and security company.

Same Old Spin: Why Access Copyright Needs a Reality Check on Canadian Copyright

Michael Geist

Last week’s Supreme Court of Canada copyright decision in Access Copyright v. York University has unsurprisingly been applauded by the education community, which having faced years of litigation launched by the copyright collective, now finds its position vindicated.

Smells Like Copyright Infringement


copyright law, a particularly confusing subject for foreign works published before 1978. copyright law. publications of the translated work, which lacked both registration and copyright notice in Scott-Giles’ name. Copyright Act of 1909. Sarah Raja is a 3L J.D.

5 Thanksgiving Copyright and/or Plagiarism Stories

Plagiarism Today

Two things that won’t be on many people’s minds will be copyright and plagiarism issues. So, with that in mind, here are five stories from this site’s history that show some ways copyright and plagiarism have helped shape the Thanksgiving holiday season (and vice versa).

Copyright Society of China launches China Copyright Chain

IP and Legal Filings

Recently, the Copyright Society of China (CSC) launched its blockchain copyright services platform “China Copyright Chain.” The launching of “China Copyright Chain” was done at China Internet Copyright Protection and Development Conference.

What Lies Ahead for Canada in 2022 from a Copyright and Content Perspective?

Hugh Stephens Blog

As I noted in my year-end wrap up a couple of weeks ago, some of the copyright and content related issues that were under discussion in Canada in 2021 will likely move forward in a more aggressive way this year.

8 Parts of a Perfect Copyright Page

Creative Law Center

There are no rules for crafting the perfect copyright page. The copyright police won't come for you. The post 8 Parts of a Perfect Copyright Page appeared first on Creative Law Center. Copyright & Content Protection

Federal Circuit Will Soon Hear Case that Threatens the Statutory Presumption Afforded Copyright Registration

IP Watchdog

a copyright infringement suit with far-reaching consequences for American creativity. The litigation in North Carolina did not decide the copyright infringement issues, so SAS was forced to file a separate suit, this time in Texas. Copyright OfficeOn January 13, the U.S.

Copyright Cases to Watch in 2022

The IP Law Blog

In this episode of The Briefing from the IP Law Blog , Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo talk about copyright cases to look out for in 2022. Copyright Law 2022 copyright Copyright Case

The Etsy Copyright Infringement Problem

Art Law Journal

Etsy copyright infringement by its members is a well-known problem and while it has taken some steps to tackle the issue, what, if any, recourse do content creators have in stopping these infringements? Steve Schlackman.

The New Copyright Claims Board

JD Supra Law

Copyright infringement cases are costly and time-consuming, but there is now an alternative for smaller claims – a new small claims tribunal for copyright matters involving less than $30,000.

Copyright Search

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Copyright Search in India. The subject matter of Copyright or any application for copyright registration in India can be searched based on information available at the database of the Copyright Office, India. The database acts as a source of all Copyright records.

17 Copyright and/or Plagiarism Stories for Halloween

Plagiarism Today

Yesterday, we looked at the myriad of ways that copyright and trademark impact Halloween costumes. However, that is just the latest in a decade-long history of discussing copyright, plagiarism and other authorship issues as they pertain to Halloween and horror. Copyright and Halloween.

Copyright Application: Step-by-Step

Creative Law Center

Take a tour through the single copyright application with this replay of a live step-by-step session. The post Copyright Application: Step-by-Step appeared first on Creative Law Center. Copyright & Content Protection application ~ copyright how to protection strategy

Exploring the Various Facets of Copyrights in Digital Spaces

IP and Legal Filings

Technology and copyright law. Copyright laws play a crucial role in protecting creative expressions such as literary works, artistic works and musical works. Through copyright enforcement, an exclusive right is granted to creators. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Copyright Roundup, November 2021

Velocity of Content

In the course of our work here at CCC, in order to keep ourselves and our clients and customers up-to-date and well-informed, we follow many of the most significant (and occasionally amusing) copyright & licensing news and opinions. EU copyright law round up – third trimester of 2021.

GitHub, Copilot and the Copyright Around AI

Plagiarism Today

She says that text and data mining is not a copyright infringement and that, since an AI cannot produce a copyright-protected work, its output cannot be an infringement. Is the code original enough to qualify for copyright protection?

Bombay HC Clarifies the Contours of Copyright Infringement and Confidentiality Law


Saregama India Ltd & Anr deliberated upon the intersection of copyright infringement and confidentiality law and held that ideas cannot be copyrighted but can be protected through the application of confidentiality law. Copyright and confidentiality.

Copyright Infringement

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Copyright infringement in India. The Copyright Act, 1957 gives protection to a piece of work by giving exclusive rights to the author. When is a Copyright Infringed? Remedies for Copyright Infringement. The same has been laid down in Section 63 of the Copyright Act, 1957.

Copyright Registration

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Copyright Registration in India. Copyright registration under the Copyright Act, 1957 is optional and not mandatory. A copyright comes into existence as soon as it is given a material form. Thus, registration of a copyright is no condition for claiming copyright in a work.

Damages for Copyright Infringement before You Register Your Copyright

JD Supra Law

Let’s suppose that you have not registered your copyright in a book with the U.S. Copyright Office and you find someone has infringed your copyright by copying substantial portions of your book.

Understanding the Pearson v. Chegg Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Plagiarism Today

Yesterday, news broke that Pearson Education, the largest publisher of textbooks in the world, has filed a lawsuit against the website Chegg alleging widespread copyright infringement of its content on the site. As a result, Pearson is suing Chegg alleging copyright infringement.

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


Right to Research (“R2R”): An Independent Right with an Imposed Dependence in Copyright Law? However, a full-fledged discussion around whether a ‘Right to Research’ exists in India, whether it be internal, or external to Copyright laws seems largely absent.

How Can News Publishers Best Protect Their Content? The US Copyright Office Explores Options

Hugh Stephens Blog

This past October, the US Copyright Office (USCO) announced it would be undertaking “a public study to evaluate the effectiveness of current copyright protections for publishers in the United States, with a focus on press publishers.” The US Copyright Office Explores Options

If China Joined the CPTPP, what would this mean for Copyright Industries?

Hugh Stephens Blog

There is no guarantee that the current members will agree to negotiate … Continue reading "If China Joined the CPTPP, what would this mean for Copyright Industries

Copyright Small Claims Act: Update

Creative Law Center

A bill designed to give creative professionals a copyright small claims forum to enforce their rights is moving forward in Congress. The post Copyright Small Claims Act: Update appeared first on Creative Law Center. Copyright & Content Protection

The Year in Copyright: From Google v. Oracle to the Takings Clause

IP Watchdog

One of the greatest attributes of copyright law is the never-ending abundance of exciting new developments, including those in Congress, the courts, and at the Copyright Office. Copyright Office