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The COPYKAT: "Faceswap" for the Statue of Liberty, trade wars, and embezzlement

It's been an exciting few weeks for copyright around the world. This CopyKat takes a look at three "David vs Goliath" disputes, in which parties (respectively) include the US Government, Fifa and an 8 year-old boy, and one of Africa's largest … Continue reading

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The COPYKAT: from Fallout Shelters to your local library

These days, a cursory search for “copyright” online will likely result in one thing more than any other: headlines about the [insert scary adjective here] draft for the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. It’s certainly something to … Continue reading

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The COPYKAT follows the money

As the world comes together today to panic about celebrate the GDPR coming into force, this COPYKAT follows the money.Stock photo companies: uncertain standing? When a photographer licences their work to a stock photo company, is that company entitled to bring a … Continue reading

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The COPYKAT delves into the Oracle for a glimpse of the true part of copyright

Oracle and Google Dispute Over the Use of API’s is Not Over YetThe dispute between Oracle and Google over Google’s use of copyrighted Java application programming interfaces (APIs) to design the Android operating system has reached another stage. The case which … Continue reading

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THE COPYKAT goes back to school

Cartoonist sues Infowars over Political Pepe PosterThe illustrator behind Pepe the Frog, one of the internet’s most popular meme characters, is suing Infowars for copyright infringement. Matt Furie first illustrated Pepe the Frog, a "blissfully stoned" and "peaceful frog-dude" in … Continue reading

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