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  • Monkey Selfies Case Study

    could not, "due to inaccessibility and incapacity," and that the court had jurisdiction because of the book sales made in the United States.” (Wallis 1) In giving some perspective on the animal rights group, “PETA has on occasion pursued lawsuits that were widely viewed by other legal experts as offering little chance of success.” (Crary 1) The case draws parallels to the 2011 lawsuit PETA filed accusing SeaWorld of violating the 13th Amendment of the U.S Constitution. The lawsuit claimed that five killer whales were being held in conditions that violated the Constitution’s ban on slavery. The case was dismissed based on the idea that the 13th Amendment only applied to humans, but has brought about changes in animal living conditions and public perception on animal cruelty. The suit is believed to deal with a “cutting-edge question,” but also “is an uphill battle,” said David Favre, a Michigan State law professor who writes on animals writes. (Crary 1) in agreement with Favre, “Laurence Tribe, a Harvard Law School professor who supports animal rights, expressed misgivings about the litigation saying, “It trivializes the terrible problems of needless animal slaughter and avoidable animal exploitation worldwide for lawyers to focus so much energy and ingenuity on whether monkeys own the copyright in selfies taken under these contrived circumstances.”’ (Crary 1) The United States Copyright Office issued a statement of its policies last year stating that it would register…

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  • India Patent Law Case Study

    The efficacy provision in the Patents Act of 2005 for India was necessary because it prevented other medications that were a new form of an existing drug from being patented. Any company trying to introduce a new medication was required to show proof that the medication had more effectiveness than an existing drug. In regards to the patent provisions in India, the provisions were put in place for many different reasons. In 1970, India Parliament adopted a new Patent Law that prohibited foods…

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  • Designer's Code Of Ethics

    While many design fields aren’t as regulated as other fields like print and cinema, every designer should still develop their own CODE OF ETHICS to abide by when working with clients. According to the design institute of Australia, ethics is a rational study of the moral dilemmas in human action. A moral code can be either implicit or explicit and can be very subjective; there isn’t always a right or wrong solution. As a result, it is important for you to consider your own stance as a designer…

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  • Utilitarian Theory Analysis

    This right is limited by the first sale doctrine under §109 (Jamar, 2013; Kankanala,2012; Goldman, 2014; Grimmelmann,2014). Public Display This right applies to graphical, sculptural, and pictorial works, including photos and most painting s that are, generally, produced in singular or limited editions. Both the creature of the work and the physical owner have rights, in this instance §109 ; the creature of the work has a right to determine how they want the work displayed publicly. For example,…

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  • The Strengths And Benefitations Of Intellectual Property Law

    reuse the ideas” (Goldman,2012) Trademarks often integrate the concept of “investing money to establish symbols for their products”(Cooter, Ulen, 140). Trademarks help to solve the problem of consumer ignorance about the quality of the product. When quality is opaque, the consumer can use the brand as a signal of quality. Furthermore, brands reduce the cost to consumers of searching for a product with particular qualities. The principal economic justifications for granting property…

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  • Counterfeiting And Piracy

    Counterfeits are defined as the reproductions or copies of a trademarked brand, which are usually very similar or identical to genuine products. This includes packaging, labelling and trademarks, to intentionally show the counterfeit product as the original product. The authors, Lai and Zaichkowsky (1999) stated that counterfeiting and piracy are the same since they are both are the reproduction of identical copies of authentic products by a trademark brand. These two terms have been used as…

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  • Three Functions Of IMRO And Their Role In The Music Industry

    music festivals, showcases and workshops. • If anyone or any business wants to use music that is copyrighted in public, IMRO makes sure that they must have a license before they play the music. Shops, restaurants, venues, etc. are some of the businesses that need a license. 2. MCPSI: MCPSI (Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Ireland Limited) are an organisation that protects the rights of their members’ physical work. MCPSI collects royalties of physical copies such as C.D’s, D.V.D’s,…

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  • Nature Of Intellectual Property

    Intellectual property is person’s creation or innovation, invention that could consider having commercial and un-commercial purposes. It is contained any secret recipe, symbol, unique name, or even logo. Intellectual property could be divided into two types, which are the first is Industrial Property and Copyrights. Industrial Property is consist of patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial design, and geographical indication. Meanwhile, Copyrights consist of literacy works and artistic…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Copyright Law

    the work • Control of distribution of copies • The making of derivative works • Public display and performance of the works • Additionally, specific works of art also have moral protection as far as the name of the artist being on the art and the works being destroyed • People who own copyrights to works may also have the ability to prevent others from attempting to circumvent technological protection systems in order to access their work The Author is the First Copyright Owner By legal default,…

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  • The Idea/Expression Dichotomy Theory

    The idea/expression dichotomy theory is used to recognise copyright subsistence in the work in some cases. For example, in the United-Kingdom, the requirement of fixation involves that idea that is not reduced into writing or into some tangible form is not copyrightable. But this theory is also used to determine if a substantial infringement occurred, because a court must consider whether it is an idea of an expression of the idea that was taken in the infringing work. For Bently and Sherman,…

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