And in today's fun IPR news we have Games Workshop VS. Chapterhouse Studios. In which the plaintiffs lawyers are claiming (p.44)
copyright and design dress on common iconography such as crosses, skulls and riveted armor.
But to get at the gist of it, what makes third party miniature wargaming accessories different to bodykits? Where doth this madness lead. [more inside]
posted by xcasex
on Nov 19, 2012 -
The RIAA paid Holmes Roberts & Owen $9,364,901 in 2008, Jenner & Block more than $7,000,000, and Cravath Swain & Moore $1.25 million, to pursue its "copyright infringement" claims, in order to recover a mere $391,000. ... for a 3 year period, they spent around $64,000,000 in legal and investigative expenses to recover around $1,361,000. (via Slashdot)
posted by Joe Beese
on Jul 14, 2010 -
Copyright to the Revolution (translation):
"On Wednesday, 9 July 2003, the superior court of Paris banned a poster campaign launched by the group Reporters Without Borders
to protest the totalitarian policies of Cuba. This campaign, designed by the agency Rampazzo & Associates
, was built around an iconic image of Ernesto Che Guevara, inspired by the original image by the Cuban photographer [Alberto] Korda
The decision came in a suit
brought by Diane Diaz Lopez, the late photographer's daughter, accusing the organization of misappropriating the original image taken by her father."
The poster reads: "Welcome to Cuba, the world's largest prison for journalists
." Korda had sued in 2000 to prevent use of the image in an Absolut vodka
campaign. An article at Uzine
(French) shows how the image in question was composited.
posted by hairyeyeball
on Jul 16, 2003 -
All your Ideas
are belong to US. What happens when you agree that your inventions belong to your employer, even when you aren't done inventing them yet? Why, they sue you!
posted by dwivian
on Aug 14, 2002 -
RIAA sues Audiogalaxy
. "After targeting decentralized popular file-sharing services such as Kazaa, Morpheus, Grokster, and Madster, the Recording Industry Association of America took aim at Audiogalaxy in court last Friday..." [via pfm
posted by dobbs
on May 28, 2002 -
Google runs into Copyright Dispute...
Does the Church of Scientology have a leg to stand on in suiing Google for linking to church documents? Be sure to check out Operation Clambake
, the site in question who claims all documentation on their site is ", is allowable under the "fair use" provisions of internationally recognized copyright law"
. If it is truly a question of copyright, shouldn't the Scientologists be suing the site
in question and not Google????
When Google removed the link, it outraged the technology community - can Google win in this case??? Check out what Don Marti
has to say about the issue...
posted by gloege
on Apr 22, 2002 -
Apple lawyers target Mac Themes Project
-- Apple has issued a cease and desist order against Mac Themes Project (MTP) for creating a theme editor. Apple claims the editor enables third parties to copy its copyrighted trademark themes by "improperly copying Apple's copyrighted software code and graphic files".
posted by shauna
on Apr 17, 2001 -