“Wikipedia users can only upload this content because they can rely on the US fair use provisions. If it was based in Australia you wouldn’t see that logo.”
TrademarkVision is an online platform allowing businesses to compare their images against other brands using a detailed algorithm.
The Australian Senate last night passed anti-piracy website blocking legislation, with streaming and torrenting sites like The Pirate Bay its main targets.
The owners of Dallas Buyers Club LLC, who own the rights to the movie of the same name, has applied to the Federal Court for iiNet and other internet service providers to reveal the details of people it suspects may have committed copyright infringement by illegally downloading the film.
Recently, US-based toy-making startup GoldieBlox created a video advertisement for their impressive line of engineering toys for girls. The advertisement, however, has caused a bit of a ruckus because the background song they used in the advertisement is the Beastie Boys’ ‘Girls’ – but with lyrics changed. And now we have a legal issue of copyright infringement spiraling out of control.
I recently confronted a woman who had ripped off my UVP format and regurgitated it (badly) in an article I also appeared in. When I confronted her about it, she flat out lied – it came from someone else, she said. Uh huh. I know, for a fact, that my UVP format is completely unique in the market – I put it together, alone, in the spare room of my 2 bedroom flat in Footscray at 2am one morning when I had 10 of 15 UVPs (then, USPs) left to write for members in a program I was part of. It didn’t come off the internet, it didn’t come from a book, it came from sitting in front of the computer, actually working through writing the things.