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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...

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. ...

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...