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What is Copyright Law in the Philippines?
[September 17, 2012 – 08:15 am]
What is Copyright Law in the Philippines?

To download means a file is transferred onto a computer from another computer or the internet. Also, it is a transfer of a program or data file from a central computer to a remote computer or to the memory of an intelligent terminal. (Collins Discovery Encyclopedia) The internet is an innovative source of downloading data file. Oftentimes, sensitive information can be downloaded. In today’s technology, downloading is somewhat fast and free of charge. Downloading will results to the creation of copy, which is one of the exclusive rights of the copyright holder. Therefore it is…

What is Copyright Law in India?
[February 4, 2013 – 06:55 am]
What is Copyright Law in India?

Copyright is a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. In fact, it is a bundle of rights including, inter alia, rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work. There could be slight variations in the composition of the rights depending on the work. Indian work “Indian work” means a literary, dramatic or musical work, The author of which is a citizen of India; or Which is first published in India; or The author of which, in the case…

What is Copyright law in Ghana?
[November 16, 2012 – 02:25 pm]
What is Copyright law in Ghana?

I have, in a couple of radio interviews and on Facebook,  expressed my views, based on my understanding of Ghana’s copyright laws, on the heated debate relating to what may be called ‘the Otabil Tapes’ where the respected Pastor Mensa Otabil has expressed strong reservations at the unauthorised used of his voice and sermons by a group called Education Watch as part of the current political campaign. I received a call from Kweku Baako, Managing Editor of the ’New Crusading Guide’ newspaper, requesting that I put my thoughts in…

What is Copyright law in Education?
[February 18, 2013 – 12:50 am]
What is Copyright law in Education?

Florida A&M officials have been asked to submit a report by May that shows the university is complying with accreditation standards. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Embattled Florida A&M University has been warned that its decade-old law school is not meeting the standards it needs to maintain its accreditation. It’s yet another blow for the university, which is already on a year-long probation due in part to the hazing scandal that surrounded the November 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion. The American Bar Association this week sent a letter to FAMU officials detailing…

What is Copyright Law in Canada?
[November 30, 2012 – 09:17 pm]
What is Copyright Law in Canada?

Hey Gang, Recently, changes to Canadian copyright law have been making news headlines. Many of our customers have been wondering what the changes mean and what role Internet Service Providers like TekSavvy will play in upholding the new law. It is a complicated issue and we are doing our best to provide our customers with the resources you need to become informed. At TekSavvy, we take pride in our dedication to you, our customer. We listen and try to respect your needs. We have always fought for your rights and we take your privacy seriously. We feel it is important to do our…

What is copyright law Australia?
[February 6, 2013 – 01:56 pm]
What is copyright law Australia?

Google won an important case earlier today in the High Court of Australia  In Google Inc v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [2013] HCA 1 (6 February 2013), Australia’s highest court unanimously allowed an appeal from a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia which had found that Google had engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct contrary to s 52 of the Trade Practices Act 1974 by publishing and displaying sponsored links. The High Court ruled that Google did not create the sponsored links that it published or displayed. Rather, the advertiser…

What is Copyright Intellectual Property?
[February 18, 2013 – 11:15 am]
What is Copyright Intellectual Property?

The biotechnology industry has growing concerns over decisions to be taken this year by the United States Supreme Court in two cases involving the patenting of human genes and the exhaustion of patent rights in the context of easily reproducible products. Several areas of biotechnology could be affected by unfavourable decisions, provoking legal uncertainty and discouraging innovation, industry representatives said in a recent telephone conference. In the meantime, civil society stands fast in opposition. Related Articles: US Supreme Court Edges Toward Reviewing Extent Of GMO…

What is Copyright & Intellectual Property Laws?
[February 12, 2013 – 03:46 pm]
What is Copyright & Intellectual Property Laws?

How to sharpen your business and law skill sets by Stephen M. Stern, executive editor From be-bop to pop, from rap to classical and everything in between, musicians go to the beat of a different drummer; however, they all seemingly share the DNA strand of entrepreneurship. The classical definition of entrepreneurship is one who innovates or introduces new ideas into the marketplace in an effort to transform them into economic goods. This is what musicians do daily — consciously or subconsciously! While the ideal entrepreneurial mindset is truly innate, the required skillset…

What is Copyright Intellectual Property and Innovation?
[February 18, 2013 – 02:58 pm]
What is Copyright Intellectual Property and Innovation?

Many of you have brought up the subject of trust in our interactions on open innovation. I agree that trust is an essential component for open innovation. It also comes at many levels – internally as well as externally. As trust is the basis of any successful, long-lived relationship, you should begin to look into the below questions if you are serious about open innovation: • What does it take for you to trust others? • How do you convince your external stakeholders to build trust in you and your company and then start forging strong relationships? I have long argued that companies…

What is Copyright infringement in Warehousing?
[February 18, 2013 – 02:32 pm]
What is Copyright infringement in Warehousing?

Moving to protect its customers and its brand, Tiffany and Company, wholly owned subsidiary of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) today filed suit against Costco Wholesale Corporation to prevent further sales of counterfeit diamond engagement rings and for damages associated with prior sales. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and alleges trademark infringement, dilution, counterfeiting, unfair competition, injury to business reputation, false and deceptive business practices and false advertising. In November, 2012, a customer…

What is Copyright infringement in South Africa?
[February 14, 2013 – 03:11 am]
What is Copyright infringement in South Africa?

Datumza.com can be split into two sections. One being our corporate section and the other our funky digital magazine or blog section, but before we get to the boring corporate section I would like to tell you a little more about our DigiMag. If you have to give Datumza.com a specific niche, it will be categories as a technology blog. On Datumza.com we will offer free goodies (including our infamous freeware), free SEO and internet marketing tips and tutorials, miscellaneous reviews and much more. Datumza.com will be a reference tool to prepare you for survival in the digital…

What is Copyright infringement in India?
[January 22, 2013 – 01:00 pm]
What is Copyright infringement in India?

India’s Copyright Act, 1957 has been significantly amended. In May 2012, both houses of the Indian Parliament unanimously placed their seal on the Copyright Amendment Bill, 2012, bringing Indian copyright law into compliance with the World Intellectual Property Organization “Internet Treaties”. In this article, attorney Abhai Pandey breaks down the changes. Related Articles: US Makes New Exemptions To Digital Millennium Copyright Act Provision Philippines Heads Toward Expanded Copyright Law Global Broadband Commission Urges G20 To Act For Development

What is Copyright infringement in Canada?
[December 10, 2012 – 08:35 pm]
What is Copyright infringement in Canada?

Recently we sent out a communication to our customers with the intent to help them understand the Copyright Modernization Act and TekSavvy’s position on how we view our responsibility to our customers and our legal duties under both copyright and privacy laws. We received a tremendous response to that communication. Many have expressed questions and concerns about it. We too are concerned. Last week we received a motion from Voltage Pictures LLC, for customer information associated with a significant number of IP addresses. They advised us that they would be seeking a court…

What is Copyright infringement for Kids?
[February 18, 2013 – 06:16 pm]
What is Copyright infringement for Kids?

A panel of prominent scholars and academics have added their voices to an important case that was referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union. The paper published by the European Copyright Society aims to answer the question of whether publishing a hyperlink to content amounts to a communication to the public and therefore a breach of the creator’s copyright under European law. “Hyperlinks are not communications because establishing a hyperlink does not amount to ‘transmission’ of a work, and such transmission is a pre-requisite for ‘communication’, ” they explain…