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# copyright - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

You can now sing Happy Birthday for free

Strictly speaking every time you’ve sung it in recent times you’ve been breaching copyright. Not any longer however…

# copyright - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Fianna Fáil wants a new law to protect the national anthem

Amhrán na bhFiann’s copyright expired three years ago.

# copyright - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Judge rules selfie monkey can’t own photo copyright

PETA petitioned the court to have the macaque “declared the author and owner of his photograph”.

# copyright - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

From Business ETC Kim Dotcom is falling into the clutches of the US but he’s vowing to fight on MegaVideo

Kim Dotcom is falling into the clutches of the US but he’s vowing to fight on

A New Zealand court has decided that he can be extradited.

# copyright - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Print and be damned? Germany unsure of what to do with ‘Mein Kampf’

“There is a German peculiarity of worrying about what others might say.”

# copyright - Friday 9 October, 2015

A court has ruled that this man can’t copyright yoga poses

Bikram Choudhury has taken credit for extending the careers of sports stars like John McEnroe.

# copyright - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Photographer back in court over monkey selfie

US animal rights activists PETA have taken the nature photographer involved to court over the snap.

# copyright - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Good news for film producers … people can now sing ‘Happy Birthday’ without being sued

Warner Chappell Music does “not own a valid copyright,” a judge said.

From Business ETC Lindt has beaten Haribo in a bitter court battle over gummy bears Sweet Deposition

Lindt has beaten Haribo in a bitter court battle over gummy bears

Haribo argued that Lindt’s bear-shaped chocolates infringed on their gummy bear.

# copyright - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge A Twitter campaign appealing to Taylor Swift’s sound side just paid off Shake It Off

A Twitter campaign appealing to Taylor Swift’s sound side just paid off

Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate…

# copyright - Monday 27 July, 2015

From Business ETC Twitter’s been cracking down on stolen jokes – and it’s not a new thing Copyright

Twitter’s been cracking down on stolen jokes – and it’s not a new thing

If you’re losing out commercially, it will.

# copyright - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Neil Young to Donald Trump: ‘Cease and desist from rockin’ in the free world’

The Don apparently didn’t have permission to use his music to launch his presidential campaign yesterday.

# copyright - Friday 5 June, 2015

Artist says Catholic paper used image without permission to promote faith in the home

“They no longer live ‘happily ever after’ … Being the child of parents with no faith is tough.”

# copyright - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Why do map makers create fake towns?

Very sneaky cartographers. Very sneaky.

# copyright - Monday 5 January, 2015

From Business ETC Google was asked to remove 345 million ‘pirate’ links in 2014 Copyright Infringement

Google was asked to remove 345 million ‘pirate’ links in 2014

The number of requests increased by 75% compared to 2013.

# copyright - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Pharrell Williams and other mega music stars threaten to sue YouTube for $1 billion

It’s all about copyright and who gets paid for artists’ tracks.

# copyright - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Playboy magazine sues entertainment.ie over nude Kate Moss photos

Playboy says the link was published a week before the 60th edition of the magazine and it destroyed the exclusivity of the shoot.

# copyright - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

From Business ETC Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after attempting to cross border into Thailand Copyright

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after attempting to cross border into Thailand

Fredrik Neij reportedly fled to Southeast Asia after being released on bail.

# copyright - Monday 3 November, 2014

Heirs of Sherlock Holmes author had their petition refused by US Supreme Court today

A court ruling stands that some of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories are no longer in copyright.

# copyright - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Robin Thicke was high when he recorded Blurred Lines, then lied about it Hug Me

Robin Thicke was high when he recorded Blurred Lines, then lied about it

And he’s jealous of Pharrell Williams.

# copyright - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

From Business ETC Photographer loses battle with Wikipedia over this amazing monkey selfie War Has Begun

Photographer loses battle with Wikipedia over this amazing monkey selfie

It was “the work of a non-human animal”, apparently…

# copyright - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From Business ETC Apple’s distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU Copyright

Apple’s distinctive store design has now been trademarked by the EU

The ruling means that the layout of Apple’s stores are now registered as a trademark in both the US and EU.

# copyright - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Chris Hadfield’s David Bowie cover removed from the internet Space Oddity

Chris Hadfield’s David Bowie cover removed from the internet

Houston, we have a problem.

# copyright - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Singing Hallelujah priest’s video removed from YouTube after 32 million hits Copywrong

Singing Hallelujah priest’s video removed from YouTube after 32 million hits

It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah.

# copyright - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From Business ETC EU Court of Justice rules that ISPs can be forced to block copyright-infringing sites Blocking

EU Court of Justice rules that ISPs can be forced to block copyright-infringing sites

The ruling allows ISPs to decide the best way to combat copyright violations in their respective country.

# copyright - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Android pirates plead guilty in first counterfeit apps case

More than one million counterfeit apps were sold by US site appbucket.net, which were worth more than €500,000.

# copyright - Saturday 18 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Playboy suing Harper’s Bazaar for linking to Entertainment.ie Kate Moss pics Copyright

Playboy suing Harper’s Bazaar for linking to Entertainment.ie Kate Moss pics

Entertainment.ie is also being sued for publishing the images.

# copyright - Sunday 22 December, 2013

From Business ETC Take an inside peek inside one of Google’s most controversial projects Google Books

Take an inside peek inside one of Google’s most controversial projects

Who knew books could cause such a fuss?

# copyright - Saturday 7 December, 2013

‘It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA’: Sherlock defends controversial copyright law

Junior Minister Seán Sherlock has spoken at length about the controversy surrounding a law enacted last year that some believe will restrict internet freedom.

# copyright - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Beastie Boys ‘Girls’ taken off viral video after objection

Toy company GoldieBlox got into hot water after the band objected to its song being featuring in an advertisement.

# copyright - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From Business ETC Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan ‘millions of books’ Copyright

Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan ‘millions of books’

A US judge rejected arguments from the Authors Guild that Google’s “Library Project” violated the rights of authors by scanning works without approval.

# copyright - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Release a song? You can now receive royalties for 70 years

Copyright for musicians in Europe has been extended from 50 to 70 years, meaning artists in their later years won’t lose the benefits of their works.

# copyright - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Proposals on new online copyright laws presented to Government

A new Copyright Council of Ireland has been recommended with the proposals saying that linking must be protected by legislation.

# copyright - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Thanks to the government, internet censorship is alive and well

Ireland has bent over backwards to accommodate the wishes of copyright holders by blocking file-sharing websites – but there isn’t as much effort put into the voluntary blocking of child porn, such as exists in the UK or Norway, writes Aaron McKenna.

# copyright - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Supreme Court: Eircom can continue ‘three strikes’ policy on illegal downloading

The Data Protection Commissioner had appealed a High Court ruling which had quashed an earlier decision to order Eircom to suspend it’s ‘three strikes and your out’ agreement with four music companies.

# copyright - Friday 14 June, 2013

Happy Birthday to… who? Song sparks copyright row in US

A US film production firm has lodged a lawsuit arguing that the most popular song in the English language, “Happy Birthday to You,” should be public property and not subject to copyright – after shelling out $1,500 to use it in a documentary.

# copyright - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Harper Lee sues agent’s son-in-law over copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird

The 87-year-old author alleges her agent’s son-in-law took advantage of her declining health to get her to assign the book’s copyright to him.

# copyright - Sunday 27 January, 2013

It’s official: copyright on the National Anthem has ended

The government says it will bring in new legislation if necessary to stop people from messing around with Amhrán na bhFiann.

# copyright - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Oireachtas to question newspapers over ‘paying for linking’

Labour TD Seán Kenny is asking the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain its stance on linking.

# copyright - Friday 4 January, 2013

NNI: No objection to newspaper content “being used for personal use”

Statement from National Newspapers of Ireland does reiterate stance that “display and transmission of links does constitute an infringement of copyright” unless for personal use.

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