The copyright for works created by employees is owned by the employer. A work made for hire refers to work produced by an employee within their job responsibilities. It can also include commissioned works that meet specific criteria, with both the commissioner and the creator agreeing that it will be considered work made for hire....
Piracy deeply kills creative industries. It damages the income of creative people, reduces the amount of tax received by the Government to support the Malaysian economy, and puts F&B owners at risk of serious financial penalties. According to Astro, both industry and government were estimated to lose RM3 billion annually, with RM500 million in taxes...
Imagine you are hired or paid to be their model but prevented from using the artwork depicting yourself. What just happened?
Fans were shocked when the endearing bear “Winnie the Pooh” will make a bizarre cameo as a serial killer in the upcoming indie horror movie titled “Winnie the Pooh : Blood and Honey”. But what just happen and why is this horror film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey legally allowed to be made now? Will Disney be taking any actions toward this?
“Facebook, Inc. and Gucci America, Inc. sued an individual in the United States District Court, Northern District of California for breach of Facebook and Instagram’s Terms and infringement of Gucci’s intellectual property rights. Specifically, the defendant used multiple Facebook and Instagram accounts to evade Facebook’s enforcement efforts and continue to promote the sale of counterfeit...
While Tom Cruise and the row of celebrities from "Top Gun: Maverick" appears to be enjoying another round of applause for their box office success, the production behind may be feeling the heat from a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against them.
One thing people should be clear is, Copyright existed automatically in an original work of authorship. But enforcing the exclusive rights of Copyright through litigation will allow Copyright owners to ascertain their protection if it involves infringement cases.
The commercialization of a copyrighted work is not only a common procedure; it is also one which can provide the copyright owner with many benefits. This commercialization may take place through either standard licensing, the issuance of a Creative Commons license, or a third-party organization.
The musical works from which a sample originates are usually protected by copyright, there are specific copyright laws which address the legality of the use of samples. Failure to abide by these copyright laws violates the rights of the performer of the original music.
Fanfiction authors must abide by all existing copyright laws in force. Failure to do so constitutes an infringement of the copyright protection over the original work.