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High Court: football fixtures are copyrighted

LONDON - (APINTL) Betting companies and newspapers will have to pay to use and publish lists of football fixtures after Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the lists are protected by copyright law. The English Premier League and four other bodies brought a case against companies including the...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Recent German copyright decision echoes the Perfect 10 and Parker cases, as well as ISP immunity

The case links below may be accessed by lexis.com subscribers. Non-subscribers may obtain research packages by the day, week, or month at lexisONE On April 29, 2010, in the case of I ZR 69/08, the German Federal Supreme Court examined whether Google thumbnail images violated German copyright law...

Brazil holds public comment period on proposed revisions to 1998 Copyright Law

On June 14, 2010, the Executive Office of the President released a proposed law intended to "modernize" the existing statute governing authorial and connected rights in Brazil, Federal Law No. 9.610 of 1998 (hereinafter, "the Copyright Law"). The proposed law is the result of...

Brazil holds public comment period on proposed revisions to 1998 Copyright Law

On June 14, 2010, the Executive Office of the President released a proposed law intended to "modernize" the existing statute governing authorial and connected rights in Brazil, Federal Law No. 9.610 of 1998 (hereinafter, "the Copyright Law"). The proposed law is the result of...

Free Speech Group Fights Lawsuits Against News Sharers

LAS VEGAS - (AP) A San Francisco group that defends online free speech is taking on a Las Vegas company it says is shaking down news-sharing Internet users through more than 140 copyright infringement lawsuits filed this year. The Electronic Frontier Foundation's counterclaim represents the first...

Understanding Copyright Law

LexisNexis has added the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. to its collection of intellectual property law reviews. Each issue includes a combination of theoretical articles, notes and summaries of legislative and administrative developments, plus news of important court decisions throughout...

A Short History of "Intellectual Property" in Relation to Copyright

By Justin Hughes* *Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York. Excerpt from A Short History of "Intellectual Property" in Relation to Copyright , 33 Cardozo L. Rev. 1293 (April, 2012) Introduction In the corridors of law firms, industry, or government it would not...

Will the Lords Amend UK Copyright Law to Better Protect Industrial Designs?

The luxury goods and creative industries market continues to outperform the wider European economy, growing at 13% between 2009 and 2010, and 10% between 2010 and 2011. In this thriving environment, the high-end segment of European design household and office equipment, furniture and furnishing has,...

Ten Copyright Myths

by Donna Ray Berkelhammer Many people do not understand how work product is protected and what you can do with other people's work. Let's take a look at 10 copyright myths: 1. I have to register my work to get a copyright. 2. I can get a copyright by mailing my work to myself. ...

Péter Mezei on the Most Recent Amendments to Hungarian Copyright Law

Hungary amended its copyright regime many times in the last two years. Amendments relate to collective rights management, terms of protection granted to musical performers and phonogram producers, moral rights and criminal law relating to copyright. The Parliament seeks to amend the copyright system...

EDVA Judge Holds That the Copyright Act Preempts Some Claims Under the Virginia Computer Crimes Act

by Dabney Carr In Maxient, LLC v. Symplicity Corp. , Case No. 1:14CV1184, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150542 (E.D.Va. Oct. 23, 2014) (found here ) [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], Maxient, a developer of web-based software for student conduct records management...