Copyright, fair use and the advance of culture
By Laurence Kaye
A lot of the debate about copyright has become polarised. It’s ‘big media’ v the ‘little guy’. It’s ‘closed copyright, a barrier to innovation’ v ‘open internet, cultural advancement and freedom of expression’. It’s bad guy, good guy.
It’s also not unusual to read that the absence of a ‘fair use’ doctrine in Europe and elsewhere acts as a break on creativity and a barrier to innovation. No doubt I could be accused of doing the same thing when I write that copyright is a Darwinian species, capable of adapting to the network. However, if we are going to move into a more nuanced debate, I think it’s worth making four basic points…
Click on the link below to read the rest of the Shoosmiths briefing.
News from Shoosmiths
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Shoosmiths
Rachel Moore looks at how to apply the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations to contracts concluded through an aggregator.
Two recent cases illustrate the importance of employers making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees placed at risk of redundancy.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Compliance and corporate governance codes for large financial institutions will undoubtedly include provisions to regulate high pay in the future
There’s more to the ABS model than attracting the man in the street and procuring external investment. Partners at the big corporate firms, take note…