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EnDOW Diligent Search platform launched

Diligent search of the copyright owners is the pre-requisite for any legitimate use of orphan works by cultural heritage institutions. Under the current legislation, diligent search is a complex and time consuming exercise, that discourages many European institutions from embarking in digitization of recent cultural heritage. The EnDOW project established in 2015 addresses the problem of […]

Google money and research ethics: a response by professor Borghi to The Times

In an article published on the front page of the Times on 13 July, entitled “Google pays academics millions for key support”, researchers of Bournemouth University have been accused of not disclosing funds received by Google to support the tech giant’s policy interests. The allegation is based on a report issued by a US group called […]

Two new book chapters by Dinusha Mendis

Professor Dinusha Mendis has contributed chapters to two new books published by Edward Elgar Publishers and Oxford University Press. The first, published in May 2017, analyses Directive 2014 / 26 / EU on Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights and Multi-Territorial Licensing of Rights in Musical Works for Online Use in the Internal Market […]

Economics of copyright at the ALAI Congress in Copenhagen

The ALAI Congress 2017 was held at the University of Copenhagen on 18-19 May 2017. Ruth Towse was invited to take part and present in the panel on Economics of copyright. Here is professor Towse’s report on the Congress. The ALAI (International Literary and Artistic Association) 2017 conference, title ‘Copyright, to be or not to be’, met […]

Amicus brief field in Recognicorp v Nintendo

CIPPM fellow Professor Paul Cole, partner at Lucas & Co, has filed a brief as Amicus Curiae to the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit in the case Recognicorp LLC v Nintendo Co., Ltd. The case is about patentability and claim interpretation. Recognicorp, owner of a patent in a system for encoding image data as part […]