VidAngel ordered to pay $62.4M for copyright infringement

The VidAngel story seemingly ended in late 2017 when it declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But the bad news wasn’t over for the streaming service, which promised to edit all of the dirty bits out of other people’s films. This week a federal jury in California ordered the Provo, Utah-based startup to pay $62.4 million to studios over copyright infringement. That … Read More

Nintendo Issues DMCA on Fan Made Mario ‘Battle Royale’

Nintendo Shuts Down Super Mario Bros Battle Royale Earlier this week we reported how a free-to-play battle royale game based on the original Super Mario Bros. had appeared online and that, in terms of a fan made game, was amazingly fun. Allowing 99 players to simultaneously play a level, the objective was simple. Be the last Mario standing! Following an … Read More

Copyright Security in United States

The term copyright security refers to the protection of, and measures taken to prevent the unauthorized duplication of, copyrighted materials. With the increasing digitization and computerization of society, efforts aimed at maintaining and protecting copyright security have likewise become increasingly high-tech. Software is routinely copyright-protected, and copyright holders often take extraordinary measures, including the retention of detective agencies, to police … Read More

How metadata can help in expert evaluation

Today we want to share with you an interesting case that might be found useful by all who is into photography. The journalist Karl Hoffmann requested our agency to conduct an examination of 15 photos on the subject of pedophilia. We were given a list of 34 possible authors’ names of these photos, they were all photographers from the Czech … Read More

Patents for Invention

Most laws dealing with the protection of inventions do not actually define the notion of an invention. A number of countries, however, define inventions as new solutions to technical problems. The problem may be old or new, but the solution, in order to merit the name of invention, must be a new one. Merely discovering something that already exists in … Read More

Copyright and Related Rights

Copyright and related rights are legal concepts and instruments which, while respecting and protecting the rights of creators in their works, also contribute to the cultural and economic development of nations. Copyright law fulfills a decisive role in articulating the contributions and rights of the different stakeholders taking part in the cultural industries and the relation between them and the … Read More