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The “It”s Complicated” relationship between social media and Australian copyright law – Can the ALRC’s fair use exception help?

by Amanda Parks (Australia) Following Oxford Dictionaries’ decision to crown “selfie” as “Word of the Year” for 2013, we saw a particularly famous one “break” Twitter and spark a copyright debate earlier this month: Oscars host Ellen Degeneres shared a star-studded photo that was retweeted over 2 million times in 2 hours. Questions quickly arose about … Continue reading

Canada Gets Real: Serious Action on Counterfeits and Trade-mark Amendments

The Brand Protection Blog welcomes its first Norton Rose contributor, Mr. Brian W. Gray, Senior Partner, Lawyer, Patent Agent, Trade-mark Agent for Norton Rose Canada. Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. will join forces with Norton Rose on June 1, 2013, offering significant depth of experience across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, the … Continue reading

Copyright – Customs and Border Protection – Lego v Best-Lock

When a trademark owner registers its marks with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), CBP may seize imported counterfeits based on trademark claims. CBP may also seize shipments from abroad based upon copyright infringement. See 19 C.F.R. §§ 133.41-46. As stated by CBP, “In regard to copyright infringement, articles that are determined by CBP … Continue reading

Creative Commons License 4.0 comment period expires September 2012

Creative Commons, a “global nonprofit organization dedicated to the sharing and reusing of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools,” has published the second draft of its Creative Commons licenses (the “CC Suite”), dubbed “4.0.” The CC Suite is a set of free copyright licenses granting permission to licensees to use and adapt content, including … Continue reading
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