Archive for the 'artistic works' Category

UK supreme court to rule on stormtrooper copyright – The Guardian

“This week the justices will be busying themselves with a case consisting of the heady combination of Star Wars, stormtroopers’ protective millinery, clay modelling and international copyright enforcement. These people know how to live.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Exhibit A, m’lud, a helmet for a stormtrooper – The Independent

“Man who created stormtrooper helmets is taken to Supreme Court by George Lucas.”

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The Independent, 6th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man jailed for making and selling Tracey Emin fakes – BBC News

“An ex-art student who worked alongside artist Tracey Emin has been jailed for 16 months for forging her work.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The drama behind the ‘Lady C’ defence – The Independent

“Fifty years after the D H Lawrence obscenity trial, David Randall reveals some bizarre behind-the-scenes theatrics.”

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The Independent, 24th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Five cleared of trying to extort £4.25m from duke over stolen Da Vinci painting – The Guardian

“Five men accused of trying to extort £4.25m from one of Britain’s richest peers for the return of a stolen Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece have all walked free after an eight-week trial.”

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The Guardian, 21st April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fisher v Brooker and another – WLR Daily

Fisher v Brooker and another [2009] UKHL 41; [2009] WLR (D) 274

“When a claimant did not, for almost 40 years, assert his right to a share of the copyright in intellectual property, his claim could not be defeated by the doctrines of estoppel or laches when the defendants had suffered no detriment by acting in reliance on the assumption that he had no claim but, on the contrary, had derived a financial benefit far outweighing any detriment resulting from the claimant’s delay.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Organist wins battle for recognition for A Whiter Shade of Pale riff – The Guardian

“The musician who wrote the haunting organ riff in A Whiter Shade of Pale, the 1967 hit for Procol Harum that became part of the soundtrack of the last half-century, is entitled to future royalties, the House of Lords ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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