Amateur restoration ruins another Spanish painting – but what about the copyright?

An art collector in Spain has been left unimpressed by the attempts of a furniture restorer to restore a Baroque painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. There were two attempts to fix the art resulting in what can only be considered a new take on the Immaculate Conception. This incident has been compared to the 2012 …

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Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre releases report on Streaming with some interesting comments on copyright infringement

The Policy & Evidence Centre, led by Nesta and in collaboration with the University of Glasgow has released a report looking at the changing online culture consumption behaviour amongst UK adults aged 12 and above. The conclusions of the report do not suggest that everyone will become a digital streamer of content, but rather the …

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Facebook Artificial Intelligence could change the market place – thanks to your photos

Facebook is launching a "universal product recognition model" which is set to transform they way consumers purchase goods. It looks towards a future where the products in images on the site can be identified, classified and then purchased in one place. This concept os "social first" purchasing may not be new, with influencers using the …

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The IP-ologist: The Intellectual Property in The Last Dance, Michael Jordan, and the Jumpman logo

The Last Dance on Netflix is a unique take on the story of Michael Jordan’s last season with the Chicago Bulls - the attempt at a second three-peat that would guarantee his place as the greatest basketball player of all time. During the 10-part series we have seen the disputes with the front office, the …

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The IP-ologist: The Intellectual Property in the After Dinner Drink

Being on lockdown during the Coronavirus Pandemic has made many people reflect on the things they are missing: time with friends and family; visiting cafes; dinner at restaurants; and even a drink at the bar. This made me think of the place I would most like to visit and the drink I would most likely …

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Digital use is on the rise – but what does that mean for copyright infringement?

The Coronavirus lockdown has dramatically increased the use of digital products as people work from home and now more than ever people are moving to online content over physical media to view movies, TV shows, even plays and musicals.  It remains to be seen what effect this will have on the digital entertainment industry in …

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ASOS rolls out Augmented Reality to help consumers see different dress sizes

ASOS recently announced that it was trialling an augmented reality dress fit tool that would enable customers to see how items would look on a variety of different sized models. Developed in partnership with augmented reality company Zeekit, See My Fit allows customers to make more informed decisions by showing how products look on different …

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