Tag Archives: Copyright

What do you meme copyright infringement?

Memes: What are they? Memes are silly images with a funny caption designed to make you laugh or brighten your day. It’s almost impossible to not see a meme when you use the internet. So many unforgettable memes like Rage … Continue reading

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US Copyright Office Review Board denies registration of ‘Vodafone Speechmark’

Readers might recall last month’s post concerning the US Copyright Office Review Board’s refusal to register UEFA’s Starball logo. This work was denied registration because it was not sufficiently original to sustain a claim for copyright. On similar grounds, the Review … Continue reading

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An Odd Couple: A Primer on the Two Different Frameworks for Calculating the Terminal Date of a U.S. Copyright

“A Landslide of Classic Art is About to Enter the Public Domain” asserts a recent article in The Atlantic.  Why this is so requires explaining the complexities of calculating the terminal date of a pre-1978 copyright under the dual system … Continue reading

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Evolving concepts of work and sustainability of copyright: the curious case of curated fireworks displays

Over the past few years The IPKat has discussed copyright protection in relation to many different types of less conventional works. Today, we are happy to host the following guest contribution by Akshat Agrawal(Jindal Global Law School), who discusses copyright … Continue reading

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