https://www.forbes.com/sites/lesliewu/2018/07/31/can-taste-be-subject-to-copyright/#7da3808316c9

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Copyright, Elon Musk and the Farting Unicorns of Doom

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. What are laws for? To preserve the status quo? To prevent people from doing inconvenient things for the (alleged) good of society? To punish entrepreneurs for making lots of money and being entrepreneurial?

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Techdirt Podcast Episode 176: The EU’s Copyright Threat To The Open Internet

We’ve got a crossover episode this week, all about the EU’s disastrous moves on the copyright front. Mike recently joined the Building Tomorrow podcast to discuss the subject with Paul Matzko and Will Duffield, and now you can listen to it…

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Musicians at war with Zimura, ZBC? – The Standard

There are many reasons why wars start among nations. Way back in 1976, Bob Marley came up with a philosophy on how races and nations end up fighting each other when he sang: by Fred Zindi Until the philosophy which holds one race superior And another Inferior Is finally And permanently Discredited And abandoned Everywhere is war Me say war.

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Music companies seek court order against Sky on copyright

Large internet service providers are acting on complaints from music recording companies about copyright piracy, the Commercial Court has been told. Eir, which has almost 32 per cent of the market, is already doing so, while Virgin Media, with 26.8 per cent, began doing it in June.

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Stakeholders Submit Views On South Africa Copyright Amendment – Intellectual Property Watch

The call for public comments on the Copyright Amendment Bill by South Africa’s Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry attracted a wide range of interest and contributions from local and international IP stakeholders. South Africa’s Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry published select clauses of the Copyright Amendment Bill for public comment.

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Copyright Troll In Finland Gets Dinged For Violating Copyright Law In Trolling Effort

The last time we discussed Hedman Partners, the law firm in Finland that has for some time been on a copyright trolling tear throughout the country, it was to mention how the firm appeared to have overplayed its hand. After sending out some…

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CLASSICS Is the Future of Assaults Against the Public Domain

January 1, 2019 will be the first time in twenty years that works in the United States will once again join the public domain through copyright expiration. A growing public domain means more access to works and the ability of other artists to build on what came before.

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Dutch cheese taste not protectable by copyright, says advocate general

An advocate general yesterday advised the Court of Justice of the European Union that the taste of a Dutch cheese cannot be protected by EU copyright law, in an opinion which practitioners have mixed views on.

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Copyright and Tattoos: Who owns your ink? – IPWatchdog.com

As of 2012, one in five adults in the United States have at least one tattoo. While some designs are simple, many are incredibly complex, original works of art. However, since tattoos are designed to be permanent, and often placed to be seen, the question arises – who owns the copyright to that artwork?

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Using Online Images Without Violating Copyright

Since I began writing at ATL, I sometimes get an email inquiring about whether what someone wants to do infringes copyright, is a fair use, infringes patents, has had their patents infringed upon, or other requests for advice (side note: I’m not going to respond with legal advice).

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Aaron Hernandez’s Wife The Subject Of Copyright Infringement Case Against Boston Globe

A new lawsuit against the Boston Globe for use of a photo of Aaron Hernandez’s wife without consent can once again challenge the extent of copyright law and whether it should go as far as to protect against use of embedded and screenshot content.

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Shape of Water copyright suit dismissed

The plot of Oscar-winning fantasy film The Shape of Water was not copied from a 1969 play, a US judge has ruled. Judge Percy Anderson has dismissed a legal action that claimed Guillermo del Toro’s film copied the story of Let Me Hear You Whisper by Paul Zindel.

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Copyright case against Oscar winner The Shape of Water thrown out

Case brought by the estate of a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright alleging similarities between a play he wrote and the story of Oscar winning film is dismissed with prejudice, meaning it cannot be brought back to court

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