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Web 2.0 podcast by JISC IPR consultants

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

The JISC IPR Consultancy was started in October 2005 to provide expert advice to JISC in the area of intellectual property rights. IPR Consultants Naomi Korn and Charles Oppenheim talked to Sara Hassen, JISC Communications Manager, in a Skype interview about the interesting challenges we will face related to IPR in the education […]

Otaku paper cites

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

I just did a check in Westlaw for some citations, and realised that my paper on Japanese anime, fansubs, and copyright was cited in:
R. Tushnet, “Domain and Forum: Public Space, Public Freedom”, 30 Colum. J.L. & Arts 597 (2007). [Link]
R. Tushnet, “Payment in Credit: Copyright law and subcultural creativity”, 70-SPG Law & Contemp. Probs. 135 […]

Copyright and tattoos - industry implications

Monday, October 1st, 2007

For an industry that has traditionally seen itself as outside of copyright, the implications of copyright laws may be wide ranging.
A look at several widely available “waiver and release” forms reveals a concern over the risks inherent in the tattoo process—releases for allergic reactions, scarring, color variations, misspellings, and the like—in an effort to […]

Open data licences now out

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Just a quick note that things have been heating up over at opencontentlawyer.com on the new open data licence that Charlotte Waelde and myself have been working on. Go on over and have a look if you are interested in open licensing.

Copyright and tattoos - other cases

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Quick note — Beckham’s tattoo artist threatened suit over some ink that he put on Beck, but I don’t believe a suit was filed. This was in the UK in 2005.
Full story from the Mirror.
Someone mentioned after the conference that a gentleman was asked by Disney to remove some Disney-related ink after visiting the […]

Copyright in tattoos

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Can copyright extend to the human body?
My slides from my presentation last week exploring this question, up on the Gikii 2 website, got boing boinged. So here is a post about some of the issues that come up, including those that came up in the BoingBoing forum.
Tattoos and “works for hire”
US copyright law divides […]

Tackling open data

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

[cross posted at opencontentlawyer.com]
One of the areas that I will be posting on in the next couple of weeks is open data. My latest project is to re-draft an existing open data licence into a format for worldwide use, much in the same vein of Creative Commons.
If you have an interest in open data, please […]

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