Photo Copyright Claims Follow Book Publisher by Rose Bouboushian

November 18, 2013

Pearson Education must face claims that it printed and globally distributed thousands of photos in textbooks without permission, a federal judge ruled.   The publisher faces five lawsuits in New Jersey from Minden Pictures Inc. (MPI), a Watsonville, Calif.-based stock photo (…)

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Government announces new copyright exceptions

March 20, 2013

The Government has published its plans for further copyright exceptions in line with recommendations in the Hargreaves Review. It intends to bring the following exceptions into force in October 2013:   Private copying: People will be allowed to copy material (…)

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Earthquakes and other disasters: the Morel decision, eye witness photos on Twitter and the media

March 20, 2013

Photographer Daniel Morel was awarded summary judgment last week in New York in his ongoing copyright infringement claim against Agence France Presse, Getty Images and the Washington Post. AFP and the Washington Post will have to pay him damages after (…)

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Privacy injunction stops tabloid publication of embarrassing

March 20, 2013

Facebook photos: RocknRoll v News Group Newspapers     The High Court has granted an interim injunction preventing the Sun from publishing embarrassing Facebook photos of Edward RocknRoll, who married Kate Winslet in December 2012.   The photographs had been (…)

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When does freedom of speech trump copyright?

March 20, 2013

Copyright is a property right and therefore a human right protected under Article 1 of the First Protocol of the European Convention on Human Rights. Is the right to property a more or less important card in the human rights (…)

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