Policymakers should work to expand public domain in IP’

Contrary to the widespread belief that they safeguard creators and promote innovation, intellectual property rights often act as legal partitions that intensify market monopoly and deter the proliferation of knowledge, according to an expert in information disclosure and intellectual property.”There is this myth that the reinforcement of exclusive IP rights will encourage and empower inventors and creators,” Nam H…

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A Landslide of Classic Art Is About to Enter the Public Domain

Of course, it’s never easy. If you published something between 1923 and 1963 and wanted to renew copyright, the law required registration with the U.S. Copyright Office at any point in the first 28 years of copyright, followed at the 28-year mark with the renewal request.

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Amitabh Bachchan isn’t the only one who is unhappy about the 60-year cap on copyright

In a blog post on March 17, Amitabh Bachchan expressed his outrage that Indian copyright law gives him the exclusive rights to the writings of his father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, for a period of only 60 years after his death.

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Amitabh Bachchan rails against 60-year copyright rule, calls it ‘rubbish’

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, son of late noted poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, has questioned the stipulation in the copyright law which allows exclusive rights to heirs of original literary work for 60 years after the death of the author.

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Here’s why Amitabh Bachchan is unhappy with the stipulation in the current copyright law

MUMBAI: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, son of late noted poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, has questioned the stipulation in the copyright law which allows exclusive rights to heirs of original literary work for 60 years after the death of the author.

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‘We Shall Overcome’ Ruled Public Domain In Copyright Settlement

The civil rights anthem “We Shall Overcome” is now in the public domain. The music publishers that copyrighted the song in the 1960s settled the lawsuit on Friday. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: In a few minutes, we’ll meet one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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‘We Shall Overcome’ Is Put in Public Domain in a Copyright Settlement

Judge Cote granted partial summary judgment to the plaintiffs, saying that the song “lacks originality,” and focused in her ruling on the changing of “will” to “shall.” The song’s origins have been traced to spirituals at the turn of the 20th century.

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