With End-User License Agreements, Which Will Prevail: Copyright Rights or Contract Rights? — The Supreme Court is considering a cert petition in Genius v. Google in its conference today on the issue discussed in this article. We’ll find out Monday if they have decided to take the case.
Photographer Loses Plagiarism Case Against Artist Who ‘Ripped Off’ Her Work — “United States-based photographer Jinga Zhang brought the case to judges at a court in Luxembourg who found that Zhang’s original photo did not meet the criteria to fall under Luxembourgish or European copyright law. Fine art painter Jeff Dieschburg, who is from Luxembourg, was accused of copying one of Zhang’s photos, a situation which came to light after Dieschburg won the 11th Biennale of Contemporary Art award received 1,500 euros ($1,576). Zhang shot the original photo for Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam in 2017. The side-by-side comparison of the two images is striking, and Dieschburg admits that as a figurative painter, he needs reference materials.”
Benefits of the Copyright Office’s New Online Recordation System — “Earlier this year, the U.S. Copyright Office and the Library of Congress successfully launched the Copyright Office’s new online Recordation System, an important piece of the Office’s Enterprise Copyright System (ECS) modernization effort. Its launch marks the first part of the ECS that is now widely available to the public and the first time in the Office’s history that users are able to electronically record documents about transfers of copyright ownership.”
PRH Announces a Last Extension to Its Pandemic-Era Open-License Program — As Publishing Perspectives reports, Penguin Random House is making one additional extension to its open-license program for online story-time and classroom read-aloud videos and live events. The company also announced that it will replace the program when it ends with a new effort “to better serve students, educators, and librarians, keeping many of the elements and ease of requesting permission to record and share read-aloud and story time events.”
Advanced Pirate IPTV Blocks Proposed By Football Club-Owning Politician — “From an administration perspective, Italy’s site-blocking mechanisms are well developed. Domains are blocked every week and each process is officially recorded along with explanatory notes.”