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New book by Maurizio Borghi on Copyright and Mass Digitization

CIPPM Director Professor Maurizio Borghi has published Copyright and Mass Digitization (Oxford University Press). The book, co-authored with Dr. Stavroula Karapapa (University of Reading), presents a groundbreaking analysis of how mass-digital projects such as Google Books and Europeana challenge copyright norms. Topical issues such as those of orphan works, the use of digital repositories for… Read more »

CIPPM joins Intellectual Property Institutions across the Globe to celebrate World IP Day

Cake cellebrating World IP Day

CIPPM held its third Spring Lecture on Thursday 25th April 2013. This was CIPPM’s opportunity to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day (IP Day) 2013; a day for celebrating and promoting intellectual property and creativity. Dr. Nicholas Saunders of Brick Court Chambers was the Guest Speaker at this event. Dr. Saunders specialises in commercial, EU and intellectual property law…. Read more »

Nicola Coppola talk at the European Commission Representation in Milan, Italy

On Monday 10th June 2013, Nicola was invited to speak at the European Commission in Milan for his research into the Law of Geographical Indications and protection of local food. The conference on the new Regulation (EU) 1151/2012 on PDOs/PGIs in the agricultural sector was convened by three Italian Law Journals and hosted at Palazzo… Read more »

CIPPM Co-Director Dr. Dinusha Mendis co-publishes reports for the UKIPO

Dr. Dinusha Mendis has co-authored two reports commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) on parody and pastiche. The two reports form part of a three-report sequence on parody. The three reports/studies commissioned by UKIPO evaluate policy options in the implementation of the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property & Growth (2011). Study I authored… Read more »

D. Mendis and M. Kretschmer – The Treatment of Parodies under Copyright Law in Seven Jurisdictions

D. Mendis & M. Kretschmer, The Treatment of Parodies under Copyright Law in Seven Jurisdictions (London: Intellectual Property Office; 2013) pp. 1-88 This Commissioned Report for the UKIPO offers a comparative legal review of the law of parody in seven jurisdictions.  For purposes of the Study, the researchers explored the status of parody in UK,… Read more »