"The rise of a new IP superpower". No, this isn't an allusion to the Unified Patent Court -- it's nothing more sinister than the title of The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation (TIPLO) Christmas event, which takes place on the agreeably early date of Monday 10 December. As this elite organisation of IP diners puts it, if you're sick of ‘turkey’ this Christmas, try China instead: the evening is dedicated to a debate on the possible rise of China as an IP superpower. We are all familiar with China as a source of IP infringing goods. But are we as aware as we should be of the dramatic change in focus in this country towards creating its own IP? Join speakers Lise Bertelsen (Executive Director, China-Britain Business Council) and Luke Minford (partner, Rouse), chaired by Ian Harvey (former CEO of BTG and quite a JGB when you get to know him ... TIPLO's team of expert chefs is already undergoing endurance training for the marathon meal ahead. For further details, click here.
"My Creative Commons licensed documentary film explores pop-iconography, through the images and representations of Elvis Presley, Pope John Paul II, and Princess Diana. 12 years in the making, the film reveals the conflicting relationship between art, religion, expression, and the law. it is now nearing completion, but needs to raise the necessary finishing funds. We have just a few short days to do so on Kickstarter. Please check out the video and campaign for more information.
Participants in the film include Larry Lessig, Mark Hosler of Negativland, ElVez, representatives from the three estates, artists, fans, the media, and Sid Shaw - the man who contested the Elvis Estate's trade mark application for Elvis in the UK, ..and won!
I think the subject is extremely timely especially in lieu of the new Guernsey legislation - a scheme to register image rights internationally which will take effect on 3 December.
|From the smile, this Kat|
guesses that this photo
was taken before the
big event ...