The Uffizi gallery in Florence, Italy was unhappy over Pornhub’s use of Botticelli’s Venus, which they house.
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence has threatened legal action against Pornhub for use of its art in pornographic work.
Laying claim to a dance isn’t as straightforward as doing the same for a poem.
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In choreography, the gray areas of copyright law make it difficult to determine what constitutes copyright infringement or plagiarism.
Distance learning has its advantages, but requires the correct technology and respect for intellectual property rights.
Distance learning requires not only the right technologies, but also policies that respect intellectual property and personal data. Open educational resources are an approach that is gathering support.
Ijebu Garri refers to processed cassava from the Ijebu region of western Nigeria.
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Africa needs to take advantage of a copyright law to protect and explore its unique local products.
The Senate has just announced an inquiry into the use of the Aboriginal flag. Unlike other flags, it is still protected by copyright.
Would you photograph paintings in an art gallery to make a set of postcards? If this scenario give you an ethical twinge, you should feel the same when photographing street art.
Fewer books will be available to South Africans, and the books remaining under copyright will be more expensive, if the country gives in to US pressure to extend its copyright term.
Banksy’s Valentime’s Day mural was defaced with pink spray paint soon after it appeared.
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The defacing of a new Banksy mural in Bristol has raised some interesting legal questions.
Libraries, archives, museums and galleries have finally been included in South Africa’s contested new proposed copyright bill.
Ghana is very protective of its cultural heritage.
New regulations on the use of folklore are a hindrance to local artists.
Books should be easily available in accessible formats, like Braille.
South Africa’s new Copyright Amendment Bill could help the country take an important step in tackling its own “book famine”.
Sued: Katy Perry.
The US pop singer has been ordered to pay a Hip Hop artist for copyright infringement. But the judgment lowers the bar on musical copying.
The Indigenous flag flies above Victorian Parliament in 2017.
As the flag’s copyright owner, Luritja artist Harold Thomas has the right to grant licences to whomever he pleases. Asking the government to buy back his copyright licence could be seen as an appropriation of Aboriginal property rights.
Erik Brunetti believes his FUCT clothing brand deserves a trademark.
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A trademark law scholar explains why the impossible-to-apply standard, dating back to the early 20th century, is ineffective and needs to be abolished.
Hitler is not amused: an internet parody based on a scene from the film Downfall.
Hitler Rants Parodies
You can’t teach an algorithm to recognise when something is funny.
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A judgment by the European court has extended copyright to all literary and artistic creations, but cheese is still not protected.
South Africa seeks to amend its outdated copyright legislation.
South Africa’s copyright law must not continue ignoring the principles of fair use.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a thumbs up as he arrives on Parliament Hill the morning after an agreement was reached on a new trade deal with Mexico and the U.S.
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The relief that the U.S. didn’t make things even worse for Canada in the new NAFTA should be tempered by the realization that the moment of reckoning hasn’t passed; it’s only been postponed.
Artists can be denied control of their creations for life. Bryan Adams at the 2015 AFL Grand Final.
Individual creators get too small a share of copyright’s rewards. What Bryan Adams is proposing in Canada could also work in Australia to help authors get paid and keep works available to the public.
It’s worth noting some key points about copyright and ownership before signing up to social media sites like Instagram.