An AI machine studied folk music notations to create over 100,000 new songs - but can the machine hold copyright protection over a creative work?
Category - Intellectual Property
Stories about receiving copyright protection and dealing with infringement
Unicolors' ultimate success in suing Urban Outfitters for copyright infringement hinged on one simple act: that Unicolors spent $55 to register its designs with the U.S Copyright Office.
Filmmakers can use characters from their favorite novels in their films, but under copyright law, they must obtain express permission from the author.
As the 3D printing industry continues to grow, many designers are turning to Creative Commons to share their work. But is that really the best way to do so?
It's common to see art fair visitors snapping photos of artworks for Instagram, but does the practice constitute copyright infringement, or is it fair use?
You’re considering a lot of different things when thinking about inking a new tattoo, but copyright infringement probably isn’t one of them. But copyright laws come into play in various ways when tattooing new work – whether you’re the artist whose designs are being inked, the tattoo artists drawing your own work, or an artist merely using the influence and inspiration of tattoo art...
Assuming you did everything right when registering your works, you'll receive a paper copyright certificate. What good are the certificates? We'll show you why you need them and what to do with them.
3D printing is a relatively new art form is sweeping the internet and worrying designers and Hollywood executives alike. Along with the advent of 3D printing, a steady stream of piracy and copyright infringement cases have been reported by industry honchos. Whether you’re supportive of this new innovation or struggling to protect your own 3D designs, you may want to consider getting to know...
DMCA safe harbor shields internet service providers from any copyright infringement liability. Here's what artists can do to protect their work.
Are companies, like Olapic and Candid.io, taking control of images that you upload to social media?
A Maryland school district recently implemented a very controversial policy claiming that the creative work of its student is School property, not owned by the student creator. Is such a policy legal? Generally, copyrights are held by the creator or creators. With respect to minor students, traditionally they would own the copyright in their work whether their work is an original story, a...
Memes have proliferated the internet since the dawn of social media. An image, usually taken entirely out of context, is paired with witty, often sarcastic banter whose only goal is to make you laugh. But did you know that there are often art licensing issues surrounding the use of top internet memes, and that you may have to be prepared to make a fair use argument if the owner of the images...