Astrid Bovell on May 11th, 2012
We have a few things that we plan to talk to you about over the next couple of weeks, but there have just been so many interesting bits of media I’ve been finding lately and I can’t pick one to talk about! So I’m going to post a few links here and give you a bit of a brief. There were also some interesting tit bits in our Newsletter so if you missed that, jump on and have a look – http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarynews/category/copyright/
Fewer Orphans in Sudan
(Afro IP – blog 25/04/12)
This blog post is really interesting for those of us in the copyright world by highlighting aspects of Sudanese copyright law that aid in decreasing the frequency of orphan works. Some laws really worth thinking about, but are there aspects to these laws that cause problems in other ways?
Mad Men pays $250,000 for Beatles song
(The Age 09/05/12)
An article that serves as a reminder of just how profitable royalties can become in the right climate and just how complicated it can be to obtain the rights to use a copyright work – even if you’re famous.
High Court throws out internet piracy case
(SBS World News 20/04/12)
As you may have heard in this significant ruling for the world of copyright, ISP iiNet were absolved of any responsibility to police their users.
I Am the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Other Copycats Litter Amazon
(Time Newsfeed 17/04/12)
Something to watch out for and something to think about, are these titles orginal enough and creative enough to have copyright subsist in them?