Intellectual Property Copyrights

  • *ECJ says difficult to identify taste with precision, objectivity. BRUSSELS, Nov 13- Europe's top court dealt the food industry a blow on Tuesday as it dismissed an attempt by a Dutch cheese maker to copyright its cream cheese, saying that the taste of a food product does not qualify for copyright protection. The Dutch court subsequently sought guidance from the...

  • STRASBOURG, Sept 12- European Union lawmakers voted on Wednesday to force Google, Facebook and other technology firms to share more revenues with European media, publishers and other content creators in a shake-up of copyright rules. The European Commission, which began the debate two years ago, says the overhaul is necessary to protect Europe's cultural...

  • STRASBOURG, Sept 12- European Union lawmakers voted on Wednesday to force Google, Facebook and other technology firms to share more revenues with European media, publishers and other creative industries in a shake-up of copyright rules. The European Commission, which kicked off the debate two years ago, says the overhaul is necessary to protect Europe's...

  • STRASBOURG, Sept 12- EU lawmakers agreed on Wednesday on a common position on copyright reforms ahead of talks with the 28 EU countries on legislation to force Google, Facebook and other tech giants to share revenues more fairly with Europe's creative industries. The next step is negotiations with the European Commission and the 28 EU countries to reconcile...

  • EU LAWMAKERS AGREE TO A COMMON POSITION ON EU COPYRIGHT REFORMS.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 7- Users who publish content freely available on the internet should get consent from the person behind it, Europe's top court ruled on Tuesday in a boost to the bloc's creative industries. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruling came after a secondary school student in Germany downloaded a photograph of Cordoba from a travel website to...

  • *EU lawmakers to vote on amendments to their proposal Sept. 12. BRUSSELS, July 13- EU digital chief Andrus Ansip on Friday called EU lawmakers to tone down their tough line on copyright reforms as Europe races to agree rules which will force tech giants to share revenues with publishers, broadcasters and artists. Ansip, who put forward the European Commission's...

  • *EU lawmakers to vote on amendments to their proposal Sept. 12. BRUSSELS, July 13- EU digital chief Andrius Ansip on Friday called EU lawmakers to tone down their tough line on copyright reforms as Europe races to agree rules which will force tech giants to share revenues with publishers, broadcasters and artists. Ansip, who put forward his proposal two years ago,...

  • By Foo Yun Chee and Robert-Jan Bartunek. BRUSSELS, July 5- EU lawmakers have opted not to take a tough line on an EU copyright overhaul aimed at making Google, Facebook and other tech giants share revenues with publishers, broadcasters and artists after lobbying by internet companies. A key committee at the European Parliament subsequently added more muscle to...

  • BRUSSELS, July 5- EU lawmakers have opted not to take a tough line on an EU copyright overhaul aimed at making Google, Facebook and other tech giants share revenues with publishers, broadcasters and artists after lobbying by internet companies. The revamp is based on a proposal by the European Commission to take into account the growing role of online platforms.

  • *European Parliament to vote on July 5 on its stance. BRUSSELS, June 28- Europe's music, broadcasting and publishing industries have hit back at internet critics of an EU overhaul of copyright rules, saying claims the reforms might lead to the demise of the internet amount to misinformation and scaremongering. Parliament's stance will in the coming months need...

  • BRUSSELS, June 20- Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech giants could face more curbs on their market power after a European Parliament committee voted in favour of tougher copyright rules on Wednesday. The copyright rules, proposed by the European Commission two years ago, are designed to take account of the growing role of online platforms, forcing them to...

  • BRUSSELS, June 20- Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech giants could face more curbs on their market power after a European Parliament committee voted in favour of tougher copyright rules on Wednesday. The copyright rules, proposed by the European Commission two years ago, are designed to take account of the growing role of online platforms, forcing them to...

  • The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California ruled 3-0 that the nephew of the late composer Baligh Hamdy did not have legal standing to pursue copyright claims over his uncle's 1957 song "Khosara Khosara. Circuit Judge Carlos Bea said the nephew, Osama Ahmed Fahmy, could not sue Jay-Z and hip-hop producer Timbaland solely because Egyptian law...

  • NEW YORK, May 30- Michael Jackson's estate sued ABC on Wednesday, arguing that a special the network aired last week about the pop singer's final days used his songs and music videos without permission. The copyright infringement lawsuit, which also names ABC's corporate parent Walt Disney Co as a defendant, was filed in Los Angeles federal court and took aim at "...

  • NEW YORK, May 30- Michael Jackson's estate sued ABC on Wednesday, arguing that a special the network aired last week about the pop singer's final days used his songs and music videos without permission. The copyright infringement lawsuit, which also names ABC's corporate parent Walt Disney Co as a defendant, was filed in Los Angeles federal court and took aim at "...

  • Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit

    Wixen Music Publishing is seeking damages worth at least $1.6 billion along with injunctive relief.

  • Panos A. Panay, Berklee College of Music, explains how smart minds are figuring out ways to use blockchain's technology to enhance music attribution.

  • Five rules for economic liberation

    John Hope Bryant, Operation Hope founder, chairman, and CEO, talks about a new approach to wealth-building.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2012 file photo, Kim Dotcom, the founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload, comments after he was granted bail and released in Auckland, New Zealand. In the eyes of New Zealand immigration authorities in 2010, Kim Dotcom's money trumped his criminal past. Documents released to The Associated Press this week under New Zealand public records laws show that immigration officials granted the Megaupload founder residency that year after deciding the money he could bring t

    Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom will be allowed to livestream his legal bid to halt his extradition to the United States, a New Zealand judge ruled.