Copyright

Can you Copyright Furniture?

Furniture stores are often filled with designs that look similar to others. But is copying furniture legal, and should we feel bad about buying replicas? Recently, interior designers accused the super...

Who owns your tattoos? Copyright issues are all around us.

While copyright may sound like a stale and legalese-filled concept, copyright and intellectual property issues touch everything around us. The closest we get to hearing about it in the mainstream medi...

Does Watermarking Actually Cut Down on E-book Piracy?

Watermarking has been held up by some industry members as an effective way to deter e-book piracy that doesn’t require more restrictive DRM technology. I recently discussed the state of watermarking w...

YouTube faces paying billions to music stars after copyright vote

YouTube stars from Taylor Swift to Ed Sheeran, Beyonce and Jay-Z could be in line for big paydays after the video giant lost a crucial vote in Brussels over new copyright laws that will force it to pa...

TENCENT SCRAPS INVESTMENT IN MEDIA COMPANY CHAPING AFTER THE LATTER FACES CRITICISM FOR ‘HIDDEN PLAGIARISM’

Tencent Holdings, which owns China’s top social media app WeChat, has scrapped an investment of up to CNY 30 million ($4.7 million) in a content start-up that has been criticised online and by state m...

The Script sue James Arthur for copyright infringement

The Irish band say the former X Factor winner’s 2016 single Say You Won’t Let Go is too similar to their The Man Who Can’t Be Moved Irish band the Script are suing James Arthur for copyright infringem...

YouTube and Facebook escape billions in copyright payouts after EU vote

Google, YouTube and Facebook could escape having to make billions in payouts to press publishers, record labels and artists after EU lawmakers voted to reject proposed changes to copyright rules that ...