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SCENES A FAIRE

“Scenes a faire” is neither the title of a French ” New Wave” film nor is it a description of French President Francois Hollande’s personal life, in which he had four children with a fellow Socialist politician, then dated a … Continue reading

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COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CANADIAN STYLE

Movie piracy is treated a little differently in the land of Olympic hockey gold. See www.cbc.ca/news/technology/teksavvy-ordered-to-hand-over-names-of-movie-downloaders-1.2546477

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THE FIRST SALE DOCTRINE AND IMPORTED GOODS

Section 106(3) of the Copyright Act gives the owner of a copyrighted work the exclusive right to distribute or to authorize the distribution of copies or phonorecords of it to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or … Continue reading

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PARODY AND TRANSFORMATIVE USE

I attended a public discussion about music sampling, fair use and transformative use. So I would like to take the opportunity to carry on that discussion on the web. The U.S. Copyright Office advises, “One of the rights accorded to … Continue reading

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A PRIMER ON COPYRIGHT LAW

1. Copyright does not protect ideas. It protects only the expression of those ideas. Thus, if you have an idea about a movie thriller where someone crash lands on another planet or a romantic comedy about a couple who are … Continue reading

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