How Fair is the Fair Use?

Submitted by editor on Thu, 11/05/2017 - 12:13

The copyright protection provides a bundle of exclusive rights to its authors. Any use of such rights requires a permission from the author and a failure to obtain the same leads to infringement.Between this black and white of copyright protection, exists a grey area – the fair use clause; which looks after the interest of public in accessing any protected work. This fair dealing / fair use permits the unauthorized copying of a copyrighted work, without getting into trouble, provided that the act of copying is for a larger good – in the interest of society.The principle of ‘fair dealing’ is enshrined in Sections 39 and 52 of the Indian Copyrights Act.

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Most Famous IP Firms in Jordan

Submitted by editor on Tue, 09/05/2017 - 13:42

In the knowledge-powered economy of today, a company’s intangible assets, specifically their Intellectual Property (IP), are key determining factors of its worth. You only have to look at the billions invested by companies such as Apple, Samsung, Google and Facebook in protecting, enforcing and managing their IP portfolios to understand how important IP has become for businesses today.

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IP and YouTube

Submitted by editor on Tue, 09/05/2017 - 13:23

Founded in 2005, YouTube is one of the most popular video sites on the Web today. Millions of videos have been uploaded and shared here, ranging from movie trailers to amateur videos of cats. Anyone with an Internet connection can share content on YouTube, whether they be organizations with large budgets or an individual with a video camera. YouTube is owned by Google, and is one of their most popular peripheral properties.

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IP & Business: Intellectual Property, Innovation and New Product Development

Submitted by editor on Tue, 09/05/2017 - 13:09

Taking a product to market is usually a big challenge for inventors, entrepreneurs, and enterprises, hence the concept of the innovation “valley of death”, which runs from the time the invention has been prototyped to the launching of the new product in the market.

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Saudi Arabia and Letters of Consent

Submitted by editor on Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:42

When it come to trademarks, letters of consent may represent a revolutionary solution for refusal of registration in Saudi Arabia.

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Files Sharing and Intellectual Property Rights

Submitted by editor on Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:44

File sharing methods and how can they harm intellectual property.

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Egypt Intellectual Property Profile

Submitted by editor on Mon, 08/05/2017 - 13:33

Egypt maintains a relatively comprehensive regulatory and legislative system for the protection of trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, trade secrets, and unfair competition. In addition, Egypt is a party to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), Berne Convention, Madrid Agreement (Source), Nairobi Treaty, Paris Convention, Phonograms Convention, Trademark Law Treaty, Hague Agreement, Madrid Agreement (Marks), Madrid Protocol, Patent Cooperation Treaty, Nice Agreement, and Strasbourg Agreement....

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UAE Will Increase Protection for Intellectual Property

Submitted by editor on Mon, 08/05/2017 - 12:42

Creation of a specialised entity to oversee its oversight and protection is the need of the time

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Economic Growth and Development: Role of Intellectual Property Rights

Submitted by editor on Mon, 08/05/2017 - 12:34

Many people understand the importance of economic development – for alleviating poverty, raising standards of living, and supporting our social, cultural, and political infrastructure – but the scholarly literature has diverse views on the factors that promote economic development.

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Gulf Countries and 3D Marks

Submitted by editor on Mon, 08/05/2017 - 10:31

As obtaining and enforcing three dimensional marks in Europe, the US and elsewhere becomes more and more difficult, what is the current landscape for three dimensional (3D) marks in the Gulf region? What does the future hold?

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