Category Archives: Copyright Law

THE COPYKAT reaches out to a new public

Howzat! (C) 2018 Ben ChallisThere has been plenty of recent comment on the decision by the CJEU in C‑161/17 Land Nordrhein-Westfalen v Dirk Renckhoff where the court found that users who publish content which is already available on the internet would  still need the further consent from the rights owner in question saying “The posting on a website of a photograph that was freely accessible on another website with the consent of the author requires a new authorization by that author”. We have already posted Eleonora's analysis of of CJEU's thought provoking decision and this blogger, a very keen sports photographer, is rather pleased with the CJEU's reasoning which he feels has some resonance – but the decision has stirred up widespread criticism. To me the fact remains when I post a photo om my sports photography Facebook page – for example the one to the left on this very blog – it's targeted to a specific audience for a….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Q&A – Is a Manipulated Photo of a Sculpture Fair Use?

Q. Artist Jim Hodges has an installation on top of The Contemporary, Jones Center, art museum in Austin, TX, entitled “With Liberty And Justice For All.” Could I take a picture of the artwork, manipulate it with software, render it in a different physical environment and use it for commercial purposes? Would my new work be protected by copyright? A. As explained by my November 17, 2009, blog, courts have disagreed as to whether photographs of copyrighted works are derivative works.  This also was the issue when sculptor, Jack Mackie, sued photographer, Mike Hipple, because Hipple “used the image of [a part of the sculpture] in a piece of graphic art . . . [and] obliterated Mackie’s copyright notice, but used other parts of the rest of the [sculpture].”  Hipple had offered the image for licensing through stock agencies. Just before trial,  Hipple and Mackie settled their claims. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Interview with Robbie Illos-Gerth Owner of ministicks.com

Ministicks.com is a Buffalo-based, woman-owned business that specializes in personalized and branded hockey gifts, souvenir mini baseball bats, mini lacrosse sticks, official hockey pucks, custom lapel pins and sport awards. Vince LoTempio recently had the opportunity to interview Ministicks.com owner Robbie Illos-Gerth. Robbie is an accomplished graphic designer who has worked with clients such as Disney, […] The post Interview with Robbie Illos-Gerth Owner of ministicks.com appeared first on Vincent LoTempio | Registered Patent Attorney, Trademark, and Copyright | 1-800-866-0039... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Strike 3 Holdings: 60 Sued in Florida

 Strike 3 Holdings, a porn production company that produces content for Blacked, Tushy, and Vixen, is alleging defendants illegally downloaded their films. This is a blog dedicated to updates on copyright infringement cases. We’ve represented nearly 2,000 clients across the US and are America’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm; we can represent you in […] The post Strike 3 Holdings: 60 Sued in Florida appeared first on Torrent Defenders... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Ohio Judge Questions Malibu Media’s Tactics

Malibu Media is a company that produces pornographic films for the website x-art.com. This is a blog dedicated to updates on copyright infringement cases. We’ve represented nearly 2,000 clients across the US and are America’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm; we can represent you in your case against Malibu Media. For more information about […] The post Ohio Judge Questions Malibu Media’s Tactics appeared first on Torrent Defenders... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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