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Mash-Ups and Copyright Law

What is a Mash-Up? Mash-ups are definitely part of our digital lives. What exactly are mash-ups? I like to define them as a digital collage or a montage. A mash-up is a work created using existing works. Most of us […]

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Who Owns the Copyright in Selfies?

Who Owns Selfies: Copyright Issues I only recently took my first selfie; it was a liberating experience and I immediately shared it with my children who laughed and asked,

WIPO reappoints Francis Gurry for second term as head of WIPO

Francis Gurry at WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) appointed Francis Gurry to a second six-year term in the position of Director General of WIPO. This term runs from October 1,

Copyright education

Digital Copyright Issues + Global Copyright Online Courses

Copyright Compliance Copyright compliance is an on-going effort with many facets. Education is one of those facets. Educating yourself about copyright and licensing law as well as educating those

Copyright Newsletter

Rights Management Info, First Sale Doctrine, Scrapers of UGC and Free Legal Advice

Snippets from issue 4, 2013 volume of The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter: Editorial: Rights Management Information Identifying a copyright owner can be a difficult step in the process of

Lesley Ellen Harris

Using Online Content – Do You Need Permission?

CKNW Radio's Jon McComb interviewed Lesley Ellen Harris on the copyright protection of online content from images to music to crafts. What's protected and what's not? When do

Copyright Newsletter

Fair Use in Patent Applications, Jamaican Copyright Laws, Linking and Framing

Snippets from issue 2, 2013 volume of The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter: On 16 May 2013 and the first hearing in this process— “A Case Study for Consensus

Food Bloggers of Canada Conference

#FBC2013 Food Bloggers of Canada + Copyright

So what do copyright lawyers do on weekends? (This is not the beginning of a joke.) I spent the past weekend at a food blogger’s conference. Was I

Cloud Storage

Storing Content in the Cloud: Copyright Law Issues

Copyright + Storing Content in the Cloud Are you storing content in the cloud? What, if any, copyright issues should you be concerned about? Cloud computing is still in its

Copyright tweets

2000th Tweet on Twitter @Copyrightlaws

Copyright Laws and Twitter Today I will share my 2000th tweet on Twitter @Copyrightlaws. Sharing tips, education, news and events in 140 characters or less has been a lot of

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