Category Archives: Copyright Law

When is a contribution sufficient to give rise to joint authorship?

Jeremy Blum and Sarah BlairHave you ever given an idea to a friend, who then weaved that idea into their work? Did you feel that you should be recognised for your idea being included even though what you contributed was rather high level? Two weeks ago, in the UK judgment Nicholas Martin v Julia Kogan [2017] EWHC 2927 (IPEC), Ms Kogan was unsuccessful in claiming joint authorship of the copyright in a screenplay for the recent blockbuster Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant which premiered in April 2016. The case provides a useful overview of the principles of when joint authorship arises, and when it does not, providing reassuring guidance to authors who might receive criticism and suggestions on their work from friends and colleagues. In assessing the contribution of the purported author, the judge introduced a consideration of whether the contribution was due to ‘primary’ or ‘secondary’ skills. Some skills being more likely to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Sunday Surprises

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Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-12-08

RT @ipmallipnews: Protecting intellectual property in America is harder than ever | TheHill – The Hill (0 visits) https://t.co/NUdji0oEwO h… 2017-12-08 Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-12-07 https://t.co/yDEYKaAAWl 2017-12-08 YouTube is about to launch a music streaming service to rival Apple and Spotify https://t.co/y66vWovuYk 2017-12-08 EC to sue Bulgaria, Romania for failing to adopt copyright legislation https://t.co/aEYG1VSNhd 2017-12-08 When is a Copyright “Registered” for Purposes of Filing Suit? https://t.co/vVzwKShuKW 2017-12-08 Technology has put content pirates ahead of the curve, experts say https://t.co/XZ48e8hZ60 2017-12-08 When Employees Go Rogue: Are Employers Vicariously Liable for the Privacy Breaches of Their Employees? https://t.co/7xJBvlbs4s 2017-12-08 Use of trade mark on website outside EU can cause dilution in the EU rules CJEU in Coca-Cola case https://t.co/oZFjTpI3LW 2017-12-08 CJEU rules that luxury brand owner can….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Bing

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DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google, Inc.

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