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?
How Facebook Empowered Brands with IP Protection Tools
“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...
Copyright Infringement : Paramount Sued Over Top Gun Derivative Sequels?
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.
Rights Granted Under Copyright
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.
How and Why Copyrighted Works Can Be Commercialized
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.
Copyright Laws and Music Samples
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.
Copyright Laws and Fanfiction
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.
How Copyright Laws Protect Expressions of Folklore
A significant number of people have sought copyright protection from intellectual property authorities for expressions of folklore in recent years.
Character Merchandising and Copyrights
All intellectual property rights, including copyrights, linked to a fictional character are usually vested with the character’s creator.
How Joint Ownership Restricts Owners’ Intellectual Property Rights
The proper protection of a trademark, copyright, or patent can be hindered through joint ownership.
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