Cover designers need to be careful not to be hit by a copyright or passing off action. There is a spat in the book trade over the cover of a new book cover which looks like the original cover of Len Deighton’s Ipcress File, The Observer reports. Private Eye has a long running piece on
Who owns the copyright to your Twitter content, if you are in employment? That’s the question we were asked this week. Employer owns it And the answer is: if you are tweeting for your company then the company owns it. Just as it owns the copyright in other content you generate. If you have a private
John Terry says he did not intend to racially abuse Anton Ferdinand on the football pitch when using his “industrial” language. He did not intend to and asked Ferdinand if he had and Ferdinand is said to have told Terry it was not racial abuse. So that’s OK. Or not. Intent not important There are
A decision by the European Court of Justice this week opens the way for buyers of content to resell it, whatever the terms of the original licence. The Court ruled that UsedSoft, a Germany company, was legally selling used Oracle software. Oracle argued that UsedSoft was breaching its licensing policy: but the Court said not.