Category Archives: Copyright Law

Body/Performance art loses in court

OrlanLast month, the Paris Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the case between Lady Gaga and the French body and performance artist Orlan (Paris Court of Appeal, 1st ch. 5th pole, 15 May 2018, No 16/1477: Porte k/a Orlan v Germanotta k/a Lady Gaga and others). In this dispute, the French performance artist argued that Lady Gaga’s album cover and video clip for the record ‘Born this way’ reproduced a number of her works and traits of her personality – most notably some of her body transformation including her face implants. Orlan is a performance artist best known the surgical ‘re-creation’ of her face and body, which she has staged over several years as a criticism of the man-made notion of beauty (hereand here). This aspect of her work fits within a movement of contemporary art known as ‘Body Art’ or ‘art charnel’, which uses the human body as a primary medium for creation, as Orlan has done through her….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Computer and Internet Updates for 2018-06-17

FIFA mulls legal action against BeoutQ pirate and its enablers https://t.co/War3QPB9MW 2018-06-17 Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2018-06-16 https://t.co/mqytZnbLJt 2018-06-17 Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2018-06-16 https://t.co/1WzqTDyTFV 2018-06-17.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Who should control the 1500-year old monastery manuscript of the Garima Gospels?

Probably like most Kat readers, this Kat enjoys visiting a museum that displays a piece of art from an earlier place and time. True, advances in reproduction and digitization enable us to come closer and closer to the real thing, but ultimately there is no substitute to encountering the object itself. However, there is a price to be paid in our modern desire to experience such “authenticity” detached from the original setting of the work. Indeed, “modern” is a relative term, as various countries have, since the 19th century, been removing (some say “plundering”) artifacts for museum display abroad. Add to that the desire of scholars to have access to the “authentic” original rather than any reproduction, and the pressures to secure the work can be substantial. Consider the story of the dispute over the Garima Gospels.As reported (“Gospel truths”, The Economist, March 24, 2018), the issue involves illuminated….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Computer and Internet Updates for 2018-06-15

Computer and Internet Updates for 2018-06-14 https://t.co/hNOjEVrHnt 2018-06-15 Computer and Internet Updates for 2018-06-14 https://t.co/9tB6HnvS14 2018-06-15 Settlement approved in Condon privacy class action Condon v. Canada, 2018 FC 522 https://t.co/U6v36lb1RR 2018-06-15 GAIN Capital responds to TIBCO Software's $22m claim for alleged software over-deployment https://t.co/GBKcHALsZS 2018-06-15 Notice served on WhatsApp and acknowledged is sufficient under Law, rules Justice Gautam Patel https://t.co/jC7tHJaD7V 2018-06-15 Supreme Court ruling on web-blocking costs shouldn’t affect music cases  https://t.co/wsJdw3htDD 2018-06-15 Ticketmaster Suit Continues Against Broker For Illegal Bot Use https://t.co/hcjeAO2rDQ 2018-06-15 UK Govt Mulls Options to Make Anti-Piracy Enforcement Easier https://t.co/FGkO0v38Cs 2018-06-15 CJEU rules that Louboutin red sole mark does NOT fall within absolute ground for refusal https://t.co/otGLcF5nuU 2018-06-15 Copyright….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Why you should still support Costa Rica for the World Cup

Sloths have become the national symbol. Some kind of metaphor?Perhaps you only follow football every four years. Perhaps you come from Italy / Holland / USA / Jamaica / Chile / China / Greece / Ghana / Ireland [Delete as appropriate]. Perhaps you are disappointed with your own country and you are looking for someone else to support. While I admit that other lovable small nation underdogs are available to you (cough Iceland cough), could I persuade you to consider Costa Rica again? Much has happened since the last time I wrote about football four years ago, but that post may still apply. Our team is very similar, but four years older, in fact, we have the oldest team on the competition. After making it all the way to the Quarter Finals and getting eliminated on penalties by Holland, there is a feeling that this time we’re not the surprise package we once were, and some of our star players reach the tournament having had pretty poor seasons (yes, I’m looking at you….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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