New rules allowing Europeans to travel and enjoy online content services across borders and the modernisation on EU copyright rules

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The rules will reflect new ways in which Europeans enjoy culture and entertainment services online when they travel around the EU. Europeans will soon be able to fully use their online subscriptions to films, sports events, e-books, video games or … Read More

Copyright exceptions for libraries and archives in European Union

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For the libraries and other similar establishments, two core issues have arisen: the production of digital copies of materials held in the libraries’ collections and the electronic delivery of these copies to users. Digitisation of books, audiovisual material and other … Read More

Copyright in European Union

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The Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (“the Directive”) has harmonised the right of reproduction, the right of communication to the public, the right of making available to the … Read More

The “Wish list” no more, MS patented it

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Do you want a wish list? For shopping or for Santa Claus? Sorry, you have to pay to Microsoft for it! In accordance with Techdirt, Microdoft just got the patent for the “wish list”. In the US Patent dated January … Read More

Egyptian pyramids and Sphynx, copyrighted

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Egypt intends to restrict the right to make copies of its ancient monuments by extending the copyright above 3000 years, claiming royalties for using likenesses of the Sphynx and the pyramids.So, casinos from Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Macau, future Gran … Read More

Gambling industry, more important for US than the intellectual property?

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The World Trade Organization, on 21 December 2007, awarded Antigua and Barbuda an annual $21 million compensation claim against the US and also approved of Antigua’s right to suspend its recognition of US copyright and trademark laws to an amount … Read More