What can’t be copyrighted?

What can’t be copyrighted? from New Media Rights The question you might come away with may be: what isn’t protected by copyright? Is the law just out of control protecting everything?” There are several categories of things that can’t be

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What can’t be copyrighted?

What can’t be copyrighted? from New Media Rights The question you might come away with may be: what isn’t protected by copyright? Is the law just out of control protecting everything?” There are several categories of things that can’t be

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Creative Rights Checklist for Directors

Creative Rights Checklist: FROM DIRECTORS GUILD WEB SITE Before Prep: Were all the company’s script, casting, approvals and budget commitments revealed to you before you took the assignment? Did you get to choose your first AD? During Prep: Were you

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Creative Rights Checklist for Directors

Creative Rights Checklist: FROM DIRECTORS GUILD WEB SITE Before Prep: Were all the company’s script, casting, approvals and budget commitments revealed to you before you took the assignment? Did you get to choose your first AD? During Prep: Were you

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McDonald’s wins EU ‘MacCoffee’ trademark dispute

Over exclusive rights to ‘Mc’ or ‘Mac’ EU’s General Court upheld ruling challenging Singapore company’s registry of ‘MACCOFFEE’ McDonald’s has been involved in a number of lawsuits and other legal cases in the course of the fast food chain’s 70-year

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McDonald’s wins EU ‘MacCoffee’ trademark dispute

Over exclusive rights to ‘Mc’ or ‘Mac’ EU’s General Court upheld ruling challenging Singapore company’s registry of ‘MACCOFFEE’ McDonald’s has been involved in a number of lawsuits and other legal cases in the course of the fast food chain’s 70-year

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Co-producing with Canada

Every year, Canada participates in more than 60 coproductions governed by an official treaty, totaling a production volume of approximately 500 millions dollars. A third of these productions are feature films and the rest are television productions. What is an

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Co-producing with Canada

Every year, Canada participates in more than 60 coproductions governed by an official treaty, totaling a production volume of approximately 500 millions dollars. A third of these productions are feature films and the rest are television productions. What is an

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Movie Posters All Look the Same: Why?

Marketers have come to rely mostly on what insiders call the three main genres: Face-off, Giant Logo and Giant Face. But the 30-second “living” poster for Fox Searchlight’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’ is bucking the trend. With the average

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Movie Posters All Look the Same: Why?

Marketers have come to rely mostly on what insiders call the three main genres: Face-off, Giant Logo and Giant Face. But the 30-second “living” poster for Fox Searchlight’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’ is bucking the trend. With the average

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Chain of Title (COT) Basic Documents

Chain of Title (COT) Basic Documents Distributors need to know with certainty that the distribution rights they are licensing are free and clear of any potential claims, lawsuits, or competing claims. The basic documents that potential distributors (as well as

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Chain of Title (COT) Basic Documents

Chain of Title (COT) Basic Documents Distributors need to know with certainty that the distribution rights they are licensing are free and clear of any potential claims, lawsuits, or competing claims. The basic documents that potential distributors (as well as

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‘ZERO’ trade marks and THE GODFATHER: the importance of being trademarked

GLASS MAFIA – Trademark Details Paramount, owner to the movie rights and trademarks associated with The Godfather, has opposed a trademark for the GLASS MAFIA on bongs which bears a striking resemblance to the movies’ famous logo. Since March 2013, Mark E.

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‘ZERO’ trade marks and THE GODFATHER: the importance of being trademarked

GLASS MAFIA – Trademark Details Paramount, owner to the movie rights and trademarks associated with The Godfather, has opposed a trademark for the GLASS MAFIA on bongs which bears a striking resemblance to the movies’ famous logo. Since March 2013, Mark E.

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The disputed domain name uovo.com

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center -Uovo Art LLC v. Mira Hold, Mira Holdings, Inc. – Case No. D2016-0214 The Parties The Complainant is Uovo Art LLC of Long Island City, New York, United States of America (“United States”), represented by

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The disputed domain name uovo.com

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center -Uovo Art LLC v. Mira Hold, Mira Holdings, Inc. – Case No. D2016-0214 The Parties The Complainant is Uovo Art LLC of Long Island City, New York, United States of America (“United States”), represented by

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MIA|CINEMA – Co-Production Market (New Cinema Network)

Since 2015 MIA | Cinema inherited the best practices and experience of New Cinema Network (NCN), the Roman market for co-production of feature films . Every year the co-production market presents a selection of projects in development, in line with the

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MIA|CINEMA – Co-Production Market (New Cinema Network)

Since 2015 MIA | Cinema inherited the best practices and experience of New Cinema Network (NCN), the Roman market for co-production of feature films . Every year the co-production market presents a selection of projects in development, in line with the

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VMG Salsoul, LLC v. Madonna: no copyright infringement in de minimis sampling

VMG filed a copyright infringement suit against Madonna and others, alleging that the producer of the song “Vogue,” copied a 0.23-second segment of horns from an earlier song, known as “Love Break,” and used a modified version of that snippet

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VMG Salsoul, LLC v. Madonna: no copyright infringement in de minimis sampling

VMG filed a copyright infringement suit against Madonna and others, alleging that the producer of the song “Vogue,” copied a 0.23-second segment of horns from an earlier song, known as “Love Break,” and used a modified version of that snippet

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Jimi Hendrix Portrait Denied Copyright Protection For Lack of Originality

Gered Mankowitz is an English photographer who is the author of many portraits of pop and rock stars, such as Kate Bush, the Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix. In 2013, Mankowitz saw that his 1967 photograph of Hendrix had been reproduced

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Jimi Hendrix Portrait Denied Copyright Protection For Lack of Originality

Gered Mankowitz is an English photographer who is the author of many portraits of pop and rock stars, such as Kate Bush, the Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix. In 2013, Mankowitz saw that his 1967 photograph of Hendrix had been reproduced

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Axl Rose’s Attempts to Get Google to Take Down

According to Torrent Freak, Axl Rose is attempting to rid the Internet of a photo which has gone on to inspire a slew of “fat Axl” memes. The GUNS N’ ROSES singer issued a DMCA takedown notice to Blogspot and

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Axl Rose’s Attempts to Get Google to Take Down

According to Torrent Freak, Axl Rose is attempting to rid the Internet of a photo which has gone on to inspire a slew of “fat Axl” memes. The GUNS N’ ROSES singer issued a DMCA takedown notice to Blogspot and

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Guest Article: What is SMart?

SMart is a non-profit organisation created in Belgium in 1998 which is developing itself in 8 European countries. We aim to simplify and support the professional paths of creative and cultural workers. Our principal goal is to help the self-employed

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Guest Article: What is SMart?

SMart is a non-profit organisation created in Belgium in 1998 which is developing itself in 8 European countries. We aim to simplify and support the professional paths of creative and cultural workers. Our principal goal is to help the self-employed

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High Fashion Brands which are “Copying” Adidas

It is hardly a secret that Adidas filed quite a few lawsuits late last year, including ones against Marc Jacobs and Skechers, for copying its wares, but what other brands are copying adidas that have not be subject to litigation from

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High Fashion Brands which are “Copying” Adidas

It is hardly a secret that Adidas filed quite a few lawsuits late last year, including ones against Marc Jacobs and Skechers, for copying its wares, but what other brands are copying adidas that have not be subject to litigation from

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Facebook Wins a Trademark Battle in China

The court battles on American trademarks in China keep coming. But this time, a U.S. company has walked away with a win. Late last month, the Beijing Higher People’s Court ruled in favor of Facebook in a trademark case against

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Facebook Wins a Trademark Battle in China

The court battles on American trademarks in China keep coming. But this time, a U.S. company has walked away with a win. Late last month, the Beijing Higher People’s Court ruled in favor of Facebook in a trademark case against

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Nike Sues 800-Meter Star Boris Berian For Breach Of Contract

Nike is steamed that 800-meter star Boris Berian has had the temerity to both reject their contract offer and continue to run very well, all the while wearing New Balance gear. In fact, they’re so riled up over losing Berian,

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Nike Sues 800-Meter Star Boris Berian For Breach Of Contract

Nike is steamed that 800-meter star Boris Berian has had the temerity to both reject their contract offer and continue to run very well, all the while wearing New Balance gear. In fact, they’re so riled up over losing Berian,

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Model Release Form

If you are taking photographs of someone, or perhaps painting a picture of a subject, you may like to consider getting the model to sign a release form. This will essentially grant you the right to go on and use

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Model Release Form

If you are taking photographs of someone, or perhaps painting a picture of a subject, you may like to consider getting the model to sign a release form. This will essentially grant you the right to go on and use

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Accused of Pastry Plagiarism

A pastry plagiarism battle has broken out in San Francisco after Bay Area pastry chef Caitlin Freeman accused the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art of copying her art-themed cakes. Freeman and her husband James opened the Blue Bottle café on the

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Accused of Pastry Plagiarism

A pastry plagiarism battle has broken out in San Francisco after Bay Area pastry chef Caitlin Freeman accused the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art of copying her art-themed cakes. Freeman and her husband James opened the Blue Bottle café on the

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WHY co-produce: UK’s official bi-lateral co-production treaties or the European Convention on Cinematography

Co-producing allows pooling of creative, financial and technical expertise and resources as well as a sharing of risk. An official UK co-production is a film production between the UK and one or more countries made under one of the UK’s official

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WHY co-produce: UK’s official bi-lateral co-production treaties or the European Convention on Cinematography

Co-producing allows pooling of creative, financial and technical expertise and resources as well as a sharing of risk. An official UK co-production is a film production between the UK and one or more countries made under one of the UK’s official

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Release of right to privacy of photographs for use in a film

Release of right to privacy of photographs for use in a film The laws on privacy prevent the inclusion of certain photographs in films where the permission of the person in the photograph has not been given. Where photographs have

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Release of right to privacy of photographs for use in a film

Release of right to privacy of photographs for use in a film The laws on privacy prevent the inclusion of certain photographs in films where the permission of the person in the photograph has not been given. Where photographs have

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