Here’s a true story about copyright: it shows how careful we all need to be. A hospitality company suddenly gets an email from ImageRights International, a US copyright agency, asking for £1,700. The agency says it has found a picture of the interior of one of the hospitality company’s joints which has the famous
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CC Greyweed https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ unchanged You might have thought that the mighty Viacom versus YouTube case had settled all of the main issues about sharing platforms and copyright. YouTube won the 2007 case with the defence that it was an innocent platform that took down any infringing material when it was notified on it. This cleared the legal way for
Gasps of dismay this week from delegates at my copyright course. It always gets them talking when I say that their employer owns the copyright in their work. Even when they do the same work as at work but in their own time and at home. Photographer forced to destroy images There’s a famous case
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Really good question at a conference where I spoke about the new libel law this week for Conscious Solutions. Not about libel but about ownership of LinkedIn contacts. The same question has been asked in one of our face-to-face courses. Question: who owns the contacts you make on LinkedIn while you are employed by a
The record industry has turned around after 13 years of decline. Global record sales grew 0.3% in 2012 by value, says the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). A small growth but at least growth. Sales of digital products are up 9% on 2011. Strategy The global industry has adopted the strategy of: Attacking
All hail the creative commons The quality of photography available on Flickr for commercial use via the creative commons licence has increased by bounds. More and more are willing to let their photos be used as long as they are credited. Take this photo I wanted an illustration of a hammer and a screw. I
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