IP Law Diveristy Summit at Stanford’s campus on April 22, register here (and it’s free!)
A great networking even in case anyone is interested in going into IP law.
Seeing as this is not novel, could they even manage it?
Found this recent article http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/889699/will-facebooks-obscenity-police-ever-accept-photos-as-art
It’s about how Facebook takes down a lot of art (a lot due to the fact that it contains nudity). It’s become a problem, because apparently they even take down a lot of images and threaten to close pages of art gallery and art school groups. One of the images they deemed as offensive was a dali piece that was a picture of Dali next to nude women who formed a skull. They talk about how the policy is meant to take down offensive pornographic nudity, but that they take down a lot of other things as well. My question is do users have the right to fight this or at least argue it, or can Facebook have the last word, because you sign rights to them in the user agreement when you sign up?
So apparently Disney took this girl’s art and literally put it on thier merchandise to sell. http://katiewoodger.tumblr.com/post/47454350768/disney-have-stolen-my-artwork-i-dont-know-what
My question is, can she actually get anything done about it since her work was fanart of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland? Or is that enough interpretation, that it belongs to her?
Here is the original art http://katiewoodger.tumblr.com/post/438911013/alice-rebelling-against-the-red-queen-and-painting
and here is it on the merchandise http://www.disneystore.com/alice-in-wonderland-cosmetic-bag/mp/1328029/1000291/
I think they also put it on a t-shirt
The closure of Lucasarts prompted Raven/Activision to release the source code for Jedi Academy & Jedi Outcast.
Wizards of the Coast is threatening to shut down a kickstarter funded card game project by Sunstone Games, over the use of the word ‘kaiju’
details here: http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=527103
Tony Stark is probably calling his #trademark lawyers regarding this sign I saw in Taipei this evening
Take a look at what I stumbled upon in the Ximending area of Taipei this evening! I wish the store had been open so I could have picked up samples of some potentially infringing products.
This mashup artist was banned from the United Stated for ten years and thrown in jail for three weeks before he was deported. From what I gather it’s because of something with his Visa not being completly correct, you can see him explain in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEeaEtTnzjc and also he has a petition here https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-mashup-artist-pogo-nick-bertke-re-enter-united-states/hmJ862g4
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