Copyright in landmarks

The Hollywood Reporter’s legal blog is carrying a story about yet another lawsuit involving landmarks and/or statues. The Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro is suing Columbia Pictures for copyright infringement over the exclusive rights it holds on the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, one of the Read more…

It’s Gikii!

It’s mid-September, and that means Gikii! The geeks packed their gadgets and flew, walked, bicycled, sailed and slithered into Amsterdam for this year’s collection of law and geeky stuff. Gikii is earning a well-deserved reputation as one of the most fun-yet-thought-provoking conferences in the IP and IT circuit thanks to Read more…

Sex 2.0

An advantage of being abroad is having access to a wide range of TV stations from Latin America. I’ve been watching news reports from the excellent TV Chile about the rise of sexting amongst urban teenagers in emerging economies. While it is difficult to filter out the moral panic prevalent Read more…

Extending moral rights

A number of musicians in the UK have sent a letter to The Times objecting to the use of their music by the British National Party (BNP) in order to raise funds. The problem appears to be that the BNP has legally got hold of several compilation CDs of folk Read more…