Issues/Your Take

RAGHAV: First (Registered) AI Author

RAGHAV: First (Registered) AI Author

Hi everyone! I want to elaborate more on the grant of copyright protection to an AI-generated work in the light of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s (“CIPO”) decision we mentioned during our classes. The registered work is Suryast painting below. Photo Credits: Sukanya Sarkar (ManagingIP.com)   The co-authors identified are Raghav Artificial Intelligence Painting App […]

Fair Dealing for the Purpose of Pastiche: Conway ./. Eder, 15 O 551/19

Fair Dealing for the Purpose of Pastiche: Conway ./. Eder, 15 O 551/19

Hi everyone! I would like to share a recent Berlin Regional Court decision (Conway ./. Eder, 15 O 551/19) that I think is related to both our exam question and our discussions on the Andy Warhol Found. v. Goldsmith et al.[1] This decision can be seen as a win regarding the appropriation art in the […]

MetaBirkins NFTs: is there an IP claim for Hermes?

MetaBirkins NFTs: is there an IP claim for Hermes?

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/h-rmes-sues-metabirkin-nft-190522448.html In this article, an American law professor professes his opinion that an NFT project called “MetaBirkins,” consisting of procedurally-generated digital art that is an obvious representation of a famous series of Hermes Birkin bags, does not violate any of the IP rights of Hermes.  Kal Raustiala contends that the project would be covered by […]

Blockchain: The New-Age Copyright Registrar?

*Professor Festinger, please accept this as my paper to go towards 20% of my final grade.   Blockchain: The New-Age Copyright Registrar?   I. Copyright in the Digital Environment It is estimated that, in 2020, 64.2 zettabytes of data created, captured, copied and consumed on the internet.[1] In today’s Web 2.0, creative works are created, […]

Ed Sheeran Lawsuit — Independent Creation in the Music Industry

Hey everyone, hope the exams are going well. I recently saw this in my YouTube feed and wanted to make a quick post. Apparently, there has been a copyright lawsuit involving his music, which I did not know about (See attached article for more details). What I wanted to focus on, however, was a point […]

Final Project – Lack of Copyright Protection in the Fashion Industry

I’ve enjoyed the TedTalk we watched in class where Johanna Blakley discussed how the lack of copyright has allowed innovation and the establishments of trends in the fashion industry. Please see my final paper attached below where I discuss the topic further.   The lack of copyright has fueled huge economic gains in the fashion […]

Indigenous Trademarks in Sports

Indigenous Trademarks in Sports

Indigenous Trademarks in Sports Until recently, the use of Indigenous-related trademarks in sports was a controversial issue. While it is well-settled today that, at least morally, professional sports teams should not be using Indigenous trademarks for their name (i.e., the Washington Redskins) or mascot (i.e., Chief Wahoo for the Cleveland Indians), it is less clear […]