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....Last year the company disputed a trademarking claim from the estate of Elvis Presley, which took issue with BrewDog’s Elvis Juice beer. In a statement on the firm’s website, it said: “Here at BrewDog, we don’t take too kindly to petty pen pushers attempting to make a fast buck by discrediting our good name under the guise of copyright infringement. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The battle is set to come to a head in Europe later this year. The industry believes YouTube unfairly takes advantage of “safe harbour” laws, which protect it from liability for the massive amount of copyrighted material illegally uploaded by its users, so long as it is removed on request. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....BrewDog declined to comment. The company’s protection of its trademark is particularly surprising given that its founders have previously scorned copyright complaints against them. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The sculptor that erected Wall Street's Charging Bull statue is complaining about New York City's decision to allow a nearby statue to remain in place. Italian-born sculptor Arturo Di Modica says the Fearless Girl statue, which was placed nearby during International Women's Day, is a copyright violation. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....6m (£6. 8m) to Blizzard for 42,818 counts of copyright infringement. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....And just days after meeting President Xi, Mr Trump said his administration would not label China a currency manipulator, rowing back on a campaign promise. China's critics have a wide-ranging list of allegations about unfair practices - subsidies to Chinese industries, dumping underpriced goods, and the theft of patents and copyright. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Music industry goes to war with YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
....The battle is set to come to a head in Europe later this year. The industry believes YouTube unfairly takes advantage of “safe harbour” laws, which protect it from liability for the massive amount of copyrighted material illegally uploaded by its users, so long as it is removed on request. ...
Trade agenda image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 11:17:15 PM
....And just days after meeting President Xi, Mr Trump said his administration would not label China a currency manipulator, rowing back on a campaign promise. China's critics have a wide-ranging list of allegations about unfair practices - subsidies to Chinese industries, dumping underpriced goods, and the theft of patents and copyright. ...
Charging Bull artist wants removal of Fearless Girl statue image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:04:35 PM
....The sculptor that erected Wall Street's Charging Bull statue is complaining about New York City's decision to allow a nearby statue to remain in place. Italian-born sculptor Arturo Di Modica says the Fearless Girl statue, which was placed nearby during International Women's Day, is a copyright violation. ...
Overwatch 'cheat-maker' told to pay $8.6m to Blizzard image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:23:19 AM
....6m (£6. 8m) to Blizzard for 42,818 counts of copyright infringement. ...
BrewDog backs down over Lone Wolf pub trademark dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 12:04:26 PM
....Last year the company disputed a trademarking claim from the estate of Elvis Presley, which took issue with BrewDog’s Elvis Juice beer. In a statement on the firm’s website, it said: “Here at BrewDog, we don’t take too kindly to petty pen pushers attempting to make a fast buck by discrediting our good name under the guise of copyright infringement. ...
BrewDog accused of hypocrisy after forcing pub to change name image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 04:42:58 PM
....BrewDog declined to comment. The company’s protection of its trademark is particularly surprising given that its founders have previously scorned copyright complaints against them. ...
Fake data threat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:11:20 AM
....Many firms now use Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems to police who can do what to reports, files and other documents floating around their organisations, says Stuart Barr, chief strategy officer at workflow system firm HighQ. DRM has been used to stop pirates stealing copies of copyright movies and video games, he says, but is now regularly applied to documents. ...
YouTube is like the wild west – why won't Google pay to clean it up? image
....Ambiguity on the third point is astonishing. As Yvette Cooper, chair of the home affairs select committee, put it in a letter to the company last week: “It is inexplicable to us that Google can move very fast to remove material from YouTube when it is found to be copyrighted, but that the same prompt action is not taken when the material involves proscribed organisations and hateful and illegal content. ...
Premier League gets Kodi piracy court order image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:51:30 PM
....The Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) declared that the use of Kodi software to watch pirated streams was becoming an "epidemic" last September. Since then, there have been several arrests of people selling set-top boxes pre-installed with both Kodi software and additional third-party add-ons that make it possible to watch copyright-infringing film and TV streams. ...
Trump trademarks approved by China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:56:30 PM
.... . "A routine trademark, patent or copyright from a foreign government is likely not an unconstitutional emolument, but with so many trademarks being granted over such a short time period, the question arises as to whether there is an accommodation in at least some of them," he said. ...
Duran Duran 'shocked' after losing legal copyright battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 11:25:33 AM
...."We are shocked that English contract law is being used to overturn artists' rights in another territory," said founder member Nick Rhodes. The group had argued that US copyright laws gave them the right to call for a reversion of copyright after 35 years. ...
World trade hangs in the balance as Trump prepares plan of action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:00:35 PM
....TPP The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would cut tariffs and deepen economic ties between the US, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Mexico, Peru and Chile. It also aims to simplify regulations and copyright laws so that member countries would have a more or less unified system. ...
Trump says US to quit TPP on first day in office image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 12:27:44 AM
....Its aim was to deepen economic ties and boost growth, including by reducing tariffs. There were also measures to enforce labour and environmental standards, copyrights, patents and other legal protections. ...
Consumers caught out as UK firms furnished with crippling copyright laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 07:00:02 AM
.... It offered to deduct £68 from the price of the chair to cover the extra shipping costs. Voga, it transpires, reinvented itself as an Irish company in May to escape new UK copyright laws that would have rendered much of its merchandise illegal. ...
Congress will abandon Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, White House concedes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 01:14:48 AM
.... It would have phased out thousands of tariffs other countries place on US imports, making products easier to sell abroad, for instance for ranchers selling beef to customers in Japan and Australia. It also would have set up open internet and copyright protections across the 12 nations, benefitting the entertainment industry and undercutting online piracy in China. ...
Rubik's Cube puzzled after losing EU trademark battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 01:38:40 PM
....David Kremer, president of Rubik’s Brand in the UK, said: “We are disappointed by today’s decision by the ECJ. While the Rubik Brand is fortunate in having other trademarks, copyright, passing off and unfair competition protection to rely on which will continue to ensure its exclusivity, this judgment sets a damaging precedent for companies wishing to innovate and create strong brands and distinctive marks within the EU, and is not what European lawmakers intended when they legislated for 3D trademarks. ...
DVD v download image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 6th of November 2016 01:00:54 AM
...." . The British Association for Screen Entertainment, which represents the copyright holders for films and TV programmes, says that prices are competitive. ...
Samsung 'blocks' exploding Note 7 parody videos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 05:17:20 AM
. Samsung appears to have filed copyright claims against YouTube videos mocking its recalled Galaxy Note 7 handset. ...
Plotting success image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 08:39:03 PM
....This is an initiative by the European Commission to harmonise rules for doing digital business in Europe. It was launched by Jean-Claude Juncker in May last year and covers everything from copyright and data protection to digital business regulation. ...
Sale of Kodi 'fully-loaded' streaming boxes faces legal test image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 11:04:52 PM
....So-called "fully-loaded Kodi boxes" have gained popularity, but the legality of their sale is in question. Middlesbrough trader Brian Thompson appeared in court, accused of selling equipment that "facilitated the circumvention" of copyright protection measures. ...
YouTube ordered to pay more for music by Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 10:32:27 AM
. Video sites such as YouTube will be forced to pay more to musicians and record companies under plans to reform European copyright laws. ...
Warner Brothers reports own site as illegal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 01:15:03 PM
. Film studio Warner Brothers has asked Google to remove its own website from search results, saying it violates copyright laws. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of September 2016 06:00:23 AM
.... This could be music publishing or, if you prefer a bigger change, academic publishing or fiction publishing. Experience and knowledge of copyright is key rather than qualifications (in my experience). ...
Kim Dotcom wins right to livestream extradition appeal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 03:38:54 AM
....A judge in New Zealand has said internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom will be allowed to stream his appeal against extradition live online. The founder of the seized Megaupload websites is wanted in the US on charges of copyright infringement, racketeering and money laundering. ...
Kim Dotcom calls for livestream of extradition appeal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 10:02:36 AM
....com and other domain names belonging to the business in January 2012. Federal prosecutors accused the files-sharing site of having cost movie studios, music labels and other copyright-holders more than $500m (£382m) in lost revenue. ...
Media dismisses claims Disney has turned dismal in China. image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 02:41:30 AM
....Since Shanghai Disney opened in June, it has faced ongoing controversies. Days after the public gained access, Disney subsidiaries Disney Enterprises Inc and Pixar sued Chinese companies for alleged copyright infringement on the animated franchise Cars. ...
Buy your design classic now – it’s about to rocket in price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 06:00:29 AM
. Mid-century design classics, such as Charles Eames chairs, Eileen Gray tables and Arco lamps are set to rocket in price, following EU regulations which came into force this week that extend the copyright on furniture from 25 years to 70 years after the death of a designer. ...
Google piracy report criticised by music industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 02:14:56 PM
.... . It is designed to detect copyright-infringing material and allow the rights holders the choice of whether to block it or make money from ads attached to the clips. ...
Kim Dotcom plans 2017 relaunch of Megaupload image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of July 2016 10:36:39 AM
....The original Megaupload file-sharing site proved enormously popular and was thought to have about 50 million users a day at its peak. It was shut down in 2012, following accusations by the US that copyright pirates made heavy use of it. ...
Fans angry over 'missing' iPhone 7 headphone socket image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of June 2016 11:56:40 AM
....". Tech website The Verge said: "Removing [the] headphone [socket] from phones is something that no-one is asking for and has serious drawbacks including poor compatibility and accessibility, [and] DRM [digital rights management] audio [ie with built-in copyright enforcement]. ...
Anti-muzak campaigner enjoys the sound of silence inside M&S image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of June 2016 04:36:24 PM
.... Its logo owes much to Edvard Munch’s scream. An initial plan for an HMV-style dog looking at gramophone with a cork plugged in it was abandoned after tentative copyright approaches were met with a lawyer’s letter several pages long from the company. ...
Spotify revenues surge 80% to more than £1.5bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of May 2016 12:18:29 PM
.... Net losses widened to €173m last year, from €162m in 2014. Spotify’s royalty and distribution fees, paid to music labels, artists and other copyright holders, rose 85% to €1. ...
Tinder sues threesome app rival 3nder image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of May 2016 04:51:51 PM
....The letter demands that 3nder respond by shutting down its website and remove all references to its name, including by third party sources. But Trifonov said his app’s name was pronounced differently in many countries and questioned Tinder’s ability to copyright an existing word or combination of letters. ...
British business needs investment and vision. But most of all it needs purpose image
.... Stewardship, for all the warm words, codes and exhortation, is too often honoured in the breach rather than the observance. To make matters worse, the stock market is not very good at valuing investment in intangible “knowhow” assets like R&D, patents, copyrights, or just straight investment in employees’ skills. ...
Setback for Playboy in hyperlinks case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 11:58:49 AM
....A website operated by GS Media had posted links to an Australian site that was hosting the Playboy images. An advocate general has now sided with the case of GS Media, against a claim of copyright infringement filed by Playboy's publisher. ...
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FA Cup sets Antiques Roadshow record image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of March 2016 06:45:20 AM
....The original FA Cup trophy, presented at the first final in 1872, was stolen from a Birmingham shoe shop window in 1895 while being displayed when Aston Villa were holders. The second was replaced by the Football Association (FA) after 1909 winners Manchester United made a replica and the FA realised it did not own the copyright. ...
Sony buys out Michael Jackson’s ATV Music Publishing for $750m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of March 2016 07:47:19 PM
....The proceedings from the catalogue offered vital revenue for the singer later in life when he released little new material. Jackson has previously said that he first learned of the music publishing business from former Beatle Paul McCartney, who bought the copyright to songs by Buddy Holly and other classic artists, when he set up Northern Songs Ltd in 1963, along with music publisher Dick James, Brian Epstein and John Lennon. ...
Red card for Open Goaaal after founder fails to win Dragons' Den investment image
.... He demonstrates his product with the help of his footballer daughter. After the dragons turned his numbers upside down, raised concerns over copyright and questioned the margins he had predicted, Jones waded into the debate and said he found it “insulting” that Cowan was valuing his business at £1m. ...
VIDEO: Singapore Airshow: Rising defence spend image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 06:02:39 PM
Online sellers: how to cope with your first overseas order image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 07:30:05 AM
....However, unanticipated orders may leave busy entrepreneurs with little time to prepare. How much will you need to know about your new market? Which trading regulations might you need to consider? From intellectual property to copyright, what are the legal issues you might need to understand?. ...
Music publisher agrees to pay $14m to end Happy Birthday song lawsuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 05:52:21 PM
....“We revealed a dark side to the happy tune. It’s a song that everyone’s familiar with and grew up with, but nobody knew that this song was copyrighted and you had to pay a license for that,” said Nelson. ...
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Is self-publishing coming of age? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 12:03:15 AM
....Kindle Direct Publishing can give authors up to 70% of the purchase price. It allows authors to retain copyright and gives them a non-exclusive deal. ...
Phil Redmond: 'I was a Marxist - strongly opposed to inheritance tax'  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 06:08:03 AM
.... . When I received my first Grange Hill contract, I made sure the BBC hadn’t taken up the copyright because I knew this was where the true value lay. ...
Google's Alphabet set to overtake Apple as world's most valuable company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 09:58:49 PM
....”. “The company is in the crosshairs of regulators around the world,” Kessler said, pointing to ongoing copyright litigation with Oracle and the company’s investigation by the European Commission over antitrust concerns and rows over tax breaks. ...
A high-powered network: how Google became embedded in British politics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of January 2016 07:00:10 AM
....July 2015 Google’s lobbying effort with the new government goes up a gear. In a single month the company meets with five ministers: the home secretary, Theresa May, holds bilateral talks; Francis Maude, the minister of state for trade and investment, joins Google at a Tech City event; Lucy Neville-Rolfe, the intellectual property minister, discusses copyright; the international development minister, Grant Shapps, meets with Google Foundation, the firm’s charitable arm, to talk about “innovation in the not-for-profit sector”; and Justin Tomlinson, minister for disabled people, agrees to an introductory meeting. ...
How would EU exit affect football? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 29th of January 2016 02:07:28 AM
....3bn a year business depends on. Scudamore argued that broadcasting rights should be protected by national governments, to protect the Premier League's exports of raw live feeds of games from piracy and copyright infringement. ...
Rupert Murdoch is no powerless taxpayer against Google image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 03:42:36 PM
....This theme – the newspaper business will die if the likes of Google and Facebook continue to get away with the sort of tax avoidance press proprietors can only dream of – is a well worn one. In 2010, Murdoch and his senior executives ramped up the attack on a business they have accused of being a “parasite” on the news industry, saying: “We are going to stop people like Google or Microsoft or whoever from taking stories for nothing … there is a law of copyright and they recognise it. ...
Photos from the Bank of England's vaults image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 02:51:41 AM
.... . All images subject to copyright. ...
Gary Brooker: 'Whiter Shade of Pale legal battle probably cost me £1m in fees alone' image
.... When I started Procol Harum I thought, I’ve been in The Paramounts for three or four years with record contracts, I know everything. When I write a song I’m going to make sure it’s copyrighted. ...
Google 'paid $1bn for search on iPhone' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 11:08:50 AM
....Google paid tech rival Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep its search function the default option on iOS devices, Bloomberg reports. A transcript of court proceedings from a copyright lawsuit against Google allegedly contains reference to a deal between the Silicon Valley firms. ...
Bowie Bonds: How David Bowie became a pioneer in the worlds of finance and the internet image
.... “I see absolutely no point in pretending that it’s not going to happen. I’m fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years, and authorship and intellectual property is in for such a bashing. ...
Eric Idle: 'The BBC paid us £2,000 a series for Monty Python’ image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 10th of January 2016 07:02:26 AM
.... Instead of accepting damages, we took the masters of our original Flying Circus, and that was the basis of us earning sensible money. Now, we own the copyright on almost everything we ever made. ...
ASSOS pedals into St James’s Market image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 9th of January 2016 08:00:20 PM
.... . Italian appliance brand Smeg will open a concept store  Photo: Image copyright nicholas yarsley/wizzwam ltd. ...
Kim Dotcom loses extradition case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 06:55:44 AM
....A New Zealand court has ruled that internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is eligible to be extradited to the United States to face multiple charges. Dotcom, accused of copyright infringement, racketeering and money laundering, said he will appeal. ...
'Happy Birthday' copyright case settled image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 10:36:47 PM
. A legal dispute over copyright fees for the song Happy Birthday To You has been settled out of court. ...
Brits to get access to BBC iPlayer and Sky Go on holiday as EU changes copyright rules image
.... . The European Commission is planning to erode the ability of film, television and music rights holders to sell licences on a country-by-country basis and weaken some copyright protections. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 11:03:39 AM
.... The European Union wants to allow consumers access to their subscriptions to online content such as TV, films, sports and music wherever they travel in the 28-member bloc, setting it up for a battle with media groups. The proposal on "cross-border portability" was presented by the executive European Commission on Wednesday along with a longer-term strategy for making copyrighted works more easily available across the EU, something that is likely to run into stiff opposition from the media industry. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 11:03:39 AM
.... The European Union wants to allow consumers access to their subscriptions to online content such as TV, films, sports and music wherever they travel in the 28-member bloc, setting it up for a battle with media groups. The proposal on "cross-border portability" was presented by the executive European Commission on Wednesday along with a longer-term strategy for making copyrighted works more easily available across the EU, something that is likely to run into stiff opposition from the media industry. ...
Hacking Apple: putting the power of tech back into our hands image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 12:59:36 PM
....”. Despite the private tech industry’s seeming invincibility in many areas of consumer life, from copyright to privacy, there are cracks in the facade. ...
Competition: sign up for weekly GSB news and win WOMADelaide tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 10:06:30 AM
....8. You own the copyright to your Competition entry as its author. ...
Can songwriters survive in the age of music streaming? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 12:00:54 AM
....What all professional songwriters have in common is a publishing deal, and like the recorded music industry, music publishing is worth billions globally. But the switch to buying and listening to music in digital rather than physical form has dented revenues, and not just because of piracy - file-sharing that infringes copyright. ...
The legal stuff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of November 2015 05:22:10 PM
....32. The named entrant of each organisation’s submission(s) to the Awards owns the copyright to that Award Category entry. ...
Alibaba buys China's version of YouTube for $4.8bn image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 6th of November 2015 03:42:32 PM
.... . Alibaba already owns more than 18pc of Youku Tudou, which offers mostly professionally-produced video content licensed from copyright holders. ...
Trans-Pacific Partnership: four key issues to watch out for image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of November 2015 04:56:47 AM
.... But read we must, because the IP chapter has been one of the biggest fight clubs of the TPP. In summary, the chapter delivers a stronger regime in copyright protection, trademark and patent law, and sets out rules for “biologics” – pharmaceuticals, in layperson’s terms. ...
Clydesdale Bank launches new investment arm for tech start-ups image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 29th of October 2015 01:05:23 PM
.... . Clydesdale is looking to back businesses with intellectual property, be it patents, licences or copyright. ...
It's OK to hack your own car, US copyright authorities rule image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:42:19 AM
. Car owners and security experts can tinker with automobile software without incurring US copyright liability, according to newly issued guidelines that were opposed by the auto industry. ...
Pandora to pay record labels $90m in lawsuit over streaming pre-1972 music image
....A group of record labels will receive $90m from Pandora to settle a dispute over the use of recordings created before 1972. The labels – ABKCO Music & Records, Capitol Records, Sony Music Entertainment, UMG Recordings and Warner Music Group – were represented by the Record Industry Association of America, and argued that Pandora was violating copyright laws in not paying royalties on music that was more than 43 years old. ...
US court backs Google book scanning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 08:28:43 PM
. Google can continue to scan millions of books for an online library without violating copyright laws, the US court of appeal ruled on Friday. ...
Ireland slashes corporation tax to just 6.25pc - but there's a catch image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 08:25:16 AM
.... . Under the policy, dubbed the 'knowledge development box' (KDB), firms will need to demonstrate their earnings are tied to patents and copyrighted software that were created by research and development carried out in Ireland. ...
Ireland is on new path says Noonan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of October 2015 08:02:08 AM
....Mr Noonan also announced more details of a "knowledge box" corporation tax rate. That will allow profits related to patents and software copyrights to be taxed at a rate of 6. ...
When branding campaigns go wrong image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of October 2015 07:03:49 AM
.... The Tokyo 2020 organising committee withdrew the emblem and set up a new committee to design and select a new logo. The organisers of the Olympic games fell into a common trap; they’d overlooked checking the uniqueness of the designs to avoid possible copyright infringement scandals, says Sol Fauquier, European PR manager of 99designs. ...
Turnbull: Trans-Pacific Partnership 'a foundation stone for future prosperity’ image
....Such an extension would have increased the time before cheaper, generic drugs could come onto the market, driving up the cost for Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Robb, who had described it as a “red-line issue”, said the TPP would require no changes to Australia’s patent system and copyright regime. ...
How fake Apple Stores in China are cashing in on the new iPhone image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 24th of September 2015 08:30:00 AM
.... . Washington has repeatedly pressed China to do more to protect intellectual copyright in the country, a call reiterated by the White House this week as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the US for a week-long visit. ...
Happy Birthday: how popular song became public property image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 03:22:42 PM
. Happy Birthday, possibly the world’s most popular song since a version was first sung in a Kentucky kindergarten more than a century ago, is finally free from copyright after a fiercely contested court battle. ...
Happy Birthday ruled public domain as judge throws out copyright claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 03:38:53 AM
....A federal court judge in Los Angeles has declared the song Happy Birthday to You belongs in the public domain, dealing a blow to the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties from the song for decades. US district judge George H King ruled on Tuesday the copyright originally filed by the Clayton F Summy Co in 1935 applied to a specific arrangement of the song, not the tune itself. ...

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