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24 September 2010 Last updated at 12:28 GMT By Cat Koo BBC News Swedish band Abba is suing a Danish anti-immigration party for using their song, Mama Mia in a rally. The youth wing of the party sang the song, changing its lyrics to suit their far-right agenda . But the Swedish legends are by no means the only musicians to object to politicians using their work. Here are 10 others:
Interview with Lawrence Lessig in 2009. Lawrence "Larry" Lessig (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic and political activist . He is a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright , trademark , and radio frequency spectrum , particularly in technology applications, and he has called for state-based activism to promote substantive reform of government with a Second Constitutional Convention . [ 1 ] He is director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and the Roy L.
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Ah, Joe Biden. Is there nothing about intellectual property that he can't get wrong? Variety has an interview with the Vice President on intellectual property issues , and while there's nothing new, it's like a compendium of wrong or misleading statements.
Introduction This is a digital archive of primary sources on copyright from the invention of the printing press (c. 1450) to the Berne Convention (1886) and beyond. The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded the initial phase (completed in 2008) focusing on key materials from Renaissance Italy (Venice, Rome), France, the German speaking countries, Britain and the United States. We are now adding materials from other countries. Primary sources from Spain were published in 2012, and the Netherlands will follow in 2013. Using the archive for the first time?
Use of the BitTorrent protocol for copyright infringement and other illegal purposes has led to a variety of novel legal issues. While the technology itself is perfectly legal, the legality of many of its uses has been and currently is being aggressively litigated in courts world-wide. Importantly, the use of BitTorrent in connection with copyrighted material may make the issuer of the BitTorrent file, link or metadata liable as an infringing party under the Copyright laws of various governments. [ 1 ] Similarly, the use of BitTorrent with illegal materials could potentially make the user liable as an accomplice under various laws. In general, a BitTorrent file can be seen as a hyperlink .
Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce. IP is divided into two categories: Industrial property, which includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs, and geographic indications of source; and Copyright, which includes literary and artistic works such as novels, poems and plays, films, musical works, artistic works such as drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and architectural designs. Rights related to copyright include those of performing artists in their performances, producers of phonograms in their recordings, and those of broadcasters in their radio and television programs. For an introduction to IP for non-specialists, refer to: The innovations and creative expressions of indigenous and local communities are also IP, yet because they are “traditional” they may not be fully protected by existing IP systems.
Intellectual property ( IP ) is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. [ 1 ] Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets , such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property rights include copyright , trademarks , patents , industrial design rights , trade dress , and in some jurisdictions trade secrets . Although many of the legal principles governing intellectual property rights have evolved over centuries, it was not until the 19th century that the term intellectual property began to be used, and not until the late 20th century that it became commonplace in the majority of the world. [ 2 ] The British Statute of Anne 1710 and the Statute of Monopolies 1623 are now seen as the origins of copyright and patent law respectively. [ 3 ]
Questions to Consider What do these early ads reveal about American culture during the early 20th century? How are today's ads different from these older ones? Which brands have survived? About the Images
Vance Packard (May 22, 1914 – December 12, 1996) was an American journalist, social critic, and author. [ edit ] Life and career He was born in Granville Summit, Pennsylvania to parents Philip J. Packard and Mabel Case Packard. Between 1920-32 he attended local public schools in State College, Pennsylvania where his father managed a farm owned by the Pennsylvania State College (later Penn State University). In 1932 he entered Penn State, majoring in English.
Edward Louis Bernays (November 22, 1891 – March 9, 1995) was an Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda , referred to in his obituary as "the father of public relations". [ 1 ] He combined the ideas of Gustave Le Bon and Wilfred Trotter on crowd psychology with the psychoanalytical ideas of his uncle, Sigmund Freud . He felt this manipulation was necessary in society, which he regarded as irrational and dangerous as a result of the ' herd instinct ' that Trotter had described. [ 2 ] Adam Curtis 's award-winning 2002 documentary for the BBC , The Century of the Self , pinpoints Bernays as the originator of modern public relations, and Bernays was named one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century by Life magazine . [ 3 ] [ edit ] Life and influences Born 1891 in Vienna to Jewish parents, Bernays was a double nephew of psychoanalysis pioneer Sigmund Freud .
Over at Buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis has been speculating on the decline of advertising in a one-to-one world linking consumers with marketers. Google presumably makes this possible. Social networking presumably makes this possible. They are the high-tech conduits of word-of-mouth, which has always had the underlying responsibility for building brands. Give consumers the power on their own through these and other tools to talk about brand experiences and marketers can cut out the middleman: advertising.
The Torches of Freedom Campaign: Behaviorism, Advertising, and the Rise of the American Empire Part 3 of a 3 part article originally published in the April-June 1999 issues of Culture Wars magazine, and exerpted from Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation and Political Control (South Bend: St. Augustine’s Press, 1999), available from Fidelity Press. by E. Michael Jones, Ph.D.
'As a private person, I have a passion for landscape, and I have never seen one improved by a billboard. Where every prospect pleases, man is at his vilest when he erects a billboard. When I retire from Madison Avenue, I am going to start a secret society of masked vigilantes who will travel around the world on silent motor bicycles, chopping down posters at the dark of the moon. How many juries will convict us when we are caught in these acts of beneficent citizenship?'
The High Cost of Free Speech In U.S. courts, freedom of speech increasingly means freedom to advertise [ by Jay Huber ] A stark image: a man, black or white, stands impassively and stares at the viewer. He wears a prisoner’s jumpsuit.