December 4, 2023

Can you have your cake and eat it?

By Vicky Stilwell Contributed by KISCH IP From ILO Intellectual Property South Africa Introduction Copyright law What is a recipe? How can you protect a recipe? Introduction In the internet and digital media age, it is possible to find information on any topic at the click of a mouse. For example, if you want to […]

US Judge throws out ‘Monkey Selfie’ Case

By Scott Graham, From The Recorder U.S. District Judge William Orrick has made it official: A crested macaque who allegedly snapped photos of himself does not have standing to bring a copyright suit over the renowned “monkey selfie.” Orrick dismissed a lawsuit brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Dr. Antje Englehardt on […]

The Aereo saga takes a weird turn, with a possible ally and shades of … Obamacare?

From Forbes When Aereo was arguing the case it ultimately lost before the Supreme Court, it went to great pains to argue it wasn’t a cable company. The Court, for its part, wasn’t having it. In its decision, it called the video streamer “substantially similar” to a cable company, said the service bears an “overwhelming […]

Aereo loses in Supreme Court, deemed illegal

From Techcrunch On Wednesday (25) the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling in the legal tussle between streaming TV service Aereo and major network broadcasters. SCOTUS ruled that the decision of the second circuit, which upheld that Aereo was within the bounds of the Copyright Act, shall be reversed. It was a […]