How ‘Public’ is the Public Domain? Winnie-the-Pooh Illustrates Copyright Limitations of Public Domain Works

IP Watchdog

You may have heard that on January 1, 2022, Winnie-the-Pooh and the other characters from the Hundred Acre Wood are now in the public domain. Milne copyright copyright infringement copyrights Guest Contributor intellectual property public domain The Walt Disney Company Winnie the Pooh

What Winnie-the-Pooh Lapsing into the Public Domain Really Means

Plagiarism Today

On January 1, 2022, works that were first published in the year 1926 lapsed into the public domain. copyright law, works of corporate or pseudonymous authorship lapse into the public domain after either 95 years from first publication or 120 years after creation, whichever ends first.

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Winnie the Pooh, the Public Domain and Winnie’s Canadian Connection

Hugh Stephens Blog

On or around January 1 each year we get a recrudescence of the same old story, a “celebration” of all the works that have just entered the public domain in the United States.

Museums that Give Away Open Access Images of Public Domain Work

Creative Law Center

The post Museums that Give Away Open Access Images of Public Domain Work appeared first on Creative Law Center. Copyright & Content Protection open access public domain

What is in the Public Domain?

Creative Law Center

The public domain freeze is over. Here's how to tell if a work is in the public domain. The post What is in the Public Domain? More creative work is free for use than ever before. appeared first on Creative Law Center. Copyright & Content Protection

Disney’s Limiting of the Public Domain

Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property Journal Blog

Disney’s Limiting of the Public Domain Sydney Fenton | April 6th, 2022 Creation of Copyright and the Public Domain On May 31, 1790, the first copyright law was enacted under the new United States Constitution, modeled after Britain’s Statute of Anne.[1] 1] The original law was relatively limited … The post Disney’s Limiting of the Public Domain appeared first on Chicago-Kent | Journal of Intellectual Property.

Public Domain of The Living Dead

IPilogue

Source: Screenshot of Night of the Living Dead (1968) opening credit / Public Domain. The film curiously entered the public domain due to a slight error, allowing widespread accessibility and reproduction.

Can I Claim Publishing for Public Domain Song?

Dear Rich IP Blog

It would be improper to list yourself as the publisher of a public domain song (we assume that by "traditional" you're referring to PD music). Because public domain songs are not protected by copyright (they are free to the public) no one can claim ownership of these compositions.

A Movie Falls Into the Public Domain.

Dear Rich IP Blog

Dear Rich: If a movie falls into the public domain, are all of the individual images in it also public domain? Yes, you are free to copy the individual frames or images from a public domain movie without permission. movies public domain right of publicity

A Proposal to leverage Article 17 to build a public repository of Public Domain and openly licensed works

Kluwer Copyright Blog

We have recently published a white paper , authored by Julia Reda ( Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte ) and Paul Keller ( Open Future ) that proposes to build a public repository of Public Domain and openly licensed works.

When Collective Works Are Made From the Public Domain

Dear Rich IP Blog

Speaking of the public domain, the Public Domain Review has an informative essay (“ The Mark of the Beast ”) about the first anti-vaxxers Dear Rich: I wish to reproduce photographs from a website. collective work public domain

Can I Get an ISBN for Public Domain Book?

Dear Rich IP Blog

Public domain. The French and English books were published before 1926 and are in the public domain and you are free to reproduce everything from those two versions. ISBN public domainDear Rich: I am part of an organization that is over 130 years old.

2019 is a Huge Year for Public Domain Art

Art Law Journal

On Jan 1, 2019, we not only ushered in a new year but also an unprecedented amount of creative works entering the public domain. Public Policy Copyright Duration Fair use International Copyright Public DomainSteve Schlackman.

Is Attribution Needed When Using Public Domain Materials?

Dear Rich IP Blog

I have used public domain quotes within the novel (from Aristotle, Lincoln, etc.), According to the Supreme Court , there is no legal requirement to provide attribution when public domain works are copied and placed into new works. public domain

Our Favorite Holiday: Public Domain Day!

LexBlog IP

On January 1, 2022, copyrighted works from 1926 will enter the US public domain. That means that anyone can copy, share, and build upon that work , but it doesn’t mean the public can do the same for things that are already derived from the original. Milne will enter the public domain, but that doesn’t mean all of the cartoons are.

The Harm from Budget 2022’s Hidden Copyright Term Extension, Part One: Entry to Public Domain of Canadian Authors Lost for a Generation

Michael Geist

As a result, there will be a two decade moratorium on new works entering the public domain, creating an enormous impact on access to Canadian culture and history for a generation.

Do I Need Clearance in the U.S. if I Acquire Rights from a Public Domain Source Abroad?

Dear Rich IP Blog

Although most countries have placed the artist's works in the public domain (based on the life+70 years rule), the U.S. for 95 years from publication. That puts all of the artist's works published before 1925 in the public domain in the U.S.

How Can Museums Copyright the Works of Old Masters?

Art Law Journal

If an artwork is in the public domain, free from copyright protection, then how can a museum claim it holds the copyright? Intellectual Property copyright Public DomainSteve Schlackman.

5 Things the Media Should Have Reported About Hawley’s Copyright Bill

Copyright Lately

That’s why the 1925 novel “The Great Gatsby” didn’t enter the public domain until 2021. The media also spent a lot of time this week talking about Steamboat Willie , which is generally considered to be the public debut of the Mickey Mouse character.

Estate Planning for Visual Artists: The Sooner The Better

Art Law Journal

Public Policy Licensing Public Domain Right of PublicityAudra Lambert. Estate Planning has some special considerations not found in traditional estate planning. Find out why it is best to begin planning for your legacy.

Using Orphan Works (Copyright Holder Can’t Be Located)

Art Law Journal

Intellectual Property Copyright Duration Copyright infringement Fair use Orphan Works Public DomainLouis Smoller. If the owner of a copyrighted work cannot be found, can I use it? It may be possible if you analyze the orphan work properly.

How can I Find Out if a Creative Work is Copyright Free?

Art Law Journal

Art Theft & Fraud Intellectual Property Piracy Copyright Act Copyright Duration Copyright infringement Copyright Office Public DomainSteve Schlackman.

How Can Museums Copyright the Works of Old Masters?

Art Law Journal

If an artwork is in the public domain, free from copyright protection, then how can a museum claim it holds the copyright? Legal Copyright & Trademarks Public Domain

Oh Dear, Piglet, They Kept My Shirt!

IPilogue

While many were observing the new year, intellectual property scholars and the artistic community were celebrating Public Domain Day. The previously copyrighted works enter the public domain, free to use and copy. public domain.

Foreign Works, US Rights: The 7th Circle of Copyright Hell?

Copyright Lately

The 1949 English-language publication of Dante’s “Inferno” was first published in the U.K. Despite these copyright notices, Nirvana is now taking the position that the “Upper Hell” illustration is in the public domain and therefore free to use.

Using Orphan Works (Copyright Holder Can’t Be Located)

Art Law Journal

Legal Copyright & Trademarks Infringements & Theft Public Domain Copyright infringement Fair use Copyright Duration Orphan WorksIf the owner of a copyrighted work cannot be found, can I use it? It may be possible if you analyze the orphan work properly.

How Can I Make Sure I Get Credit for My Work?

Dear Rich IP Blog

These photos are in the public domain and free for anyone to copy. Pre-existing works might include your public domain photos, a foreword by a third party, or any previously registered or previously published works that are included in your book.

Out With The Old, In With The Gatsby Sequels: Trademark and Copyright News for the New Year

Trademark and Copyright Law Blog

New Copyrighted Works Enter the Public Domain: In 1998, the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act added 20 years to the term of copyright protection for pre-1976 works, and paused the annual expiration of copyright on older works for 20 years.

Copyright Evidence: 21 for 2021 (a year in review)

Kluwer Copyright Blog

In this post, we offer an overview of the project to date, stratified across CREATe’s core research themes : Creative Industries , the Public Domain , and Competition and Markets. Public Domain. Photo via CREATe. Introduction.

The College Art Association Guide to Fair Use

Art Law Journal

Intellectual Property Copyright Act Copyright infringement Fair use featured FIne Art Public DomainNicole Martinez. Fair use is a common art law issue that arises for artists. Here, we review the College Art Association's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts.

What Artists Need to Know About Net Neutrality Rules

Art Law Journal

Public Policy Art Law FCC Internet Service Providers Public DomainChris Reed. The FCC is considering revoking net neutrality rules, which guarantee fair and free access to content on the internet. Here's what artists need to know about the current net neutrality framework.

Is "The Naked Kiss" Missing Copyright Notice?

Dear Rich IP Blog

Does the absence of the insignia mean that the film is public domain? Nowadays, the publication of a film without copyright notice won't effect ownership, but in 1964, the penalty was draconian. notice omission public domain

How Lulu Lost Her Mark

Dear Rich IP Blog

My understanding is that all publicity photos taken back in the 1920s and 1930s were never copyrighted, therefore, in the public domain, especially if the photographer is unidentified. The public domain. public domain trademark

Sing It!Judge Rules Warner-Chappell Does Not Own Copyright in “Happy Birthday” Lyrics

Shades of Gray

” The lawsuit addressed only the lyrics, as the parties agreed that the music passed into the public domain long ago. It is important to note that, contrary to various assertions by commentators online, that the opinion does not hold that the lyrics are in the public domain. Authorship Ownership Transfers authorship Central District of California formalities Happy Birthday ownership public domain

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3 Count: Sealed with a Kiss

Plagiarism Today

Finally today, The Associated Press reports that, with the new year, several prominent works are lapsing into the public domain including the Ernest Hemingway novel The Sun Also Rises and A.A. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday.

The Harm from Budget 2022’s Hidden Copyright Term Extension, Part Two: The Generational Loss of Access to Canadian History

Michael Geist

As a result, there will be a two decade moratorium on new works entering the public domain, creating an enormous negative impact on access to Canadian culture and history for a generation.

Best of 2009: I can’t stands no more!

Likelihood of Confusion

The Popeye copyrights are now in the public domain in Europe. Published on January 6, 2009. That’s copyright, not trademark. As Mark Owen, an IP lawyer at the UK firm. The post Best of 2009: I can’t stands no more! appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Chrystia Freeland’s Hidden Tax: How Canada Should Implement the Copyright Term Extension Buried in Budget 2022

Michael Geist

Registration would allow rights holders that want the extension to get it, while ensuring that many other works enter the public domain at the international standard of life plus 50 years. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland unveiled Budget 2022 yesterday.

Rules for Complainant Success in ITC Trade Secret Litigation

JD Supra Law

Each trade secret package should: Define the technical metes and bounds of the trade secret information – delimiting the border between the secret and what is known in the public domain.

IP Forecast: Taylor Swift Seeks To Shake Off Copyright Case

IP Law 360

Taylor Swift's lawyers will argue next week in a California federal court that lyrics from her 2014 hit "Shake It Off" about "players" and "haters" are well within the public domain and don't rip off an R&B song from 2001.