I am part of the LSS Social Council this year and am in charge of securing venues for our yearly events. In receiving an event quote from one of the venues this evening, something stood out to me that I otherwise wouldn’t have noticed had I not taken this course:
It would be great to hear what other IP-related things everyone else has noticed (even if it’s small like this one) because of what we have learned in this course. Cheers!
4 responses to “IP in Daily Life”
I do agree with you. For me, taking the course has provided me with answers concerning things I was curious about.
For example, when I used to watch ICarly I always wondered why most of the electronics used on the show had a pear sign instead of an apple. The answer being under Fair-dealing for the purpose of Parody (s29).
Also, has anyone come across “BUDWAY” in Vancouver. (Though it was sued by “SUBWAY”, still curious on how this was a registered trademark in the first place).
Subway v. Budway decision here: https://decisions.fct-cf.gc.ca/fc-cf/decisions/en/498525/1/document.do
So, there’s a portion in the case book that discusses the Libraries, Archives and Museums (LAMs) and Educational Institution (EIs) under user’s rights for certain institutions. There’s a part that discusses the need to place a warning conspicuously near photocopiers, warning people about copyright and stating the conditions under which works may be copied. One of which includes fair dealing.
It was interesting to notice that in the library. The poster also provides the list of categories which falls under fair dealing.
Still on the case of fair dealing, i watched a youtuber review some clips from a reality show. I noticed that not only was the copyrighted work visibly smaller than the rest of the screen, but she also changed the pitch of the voices in the original video.
One thing I never would have thought about was the implications that live action versions of cartoon films have for copyright purposes. I have always been a big Disney fan and when they started making live action films, I thought I didn’t think of the copyright implications at all. I only thought the generation of revenue because of new releases, and didn’t realize that by creating new films Disney could possibly extend/create a new copyright in their classic stories.