Friday Fantasies

Call for Papers: “Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century.” This project brings together a range of disciplines to explore the cultural and legal consequences of the proliferation of images in the long nineteenth century. Interested scholars are invited to propose papers for a conference to be held at Winterthur Museum, Delaware, March 29-30, 2018. Send your abstract and a short CV to by 1st February 2017.

It's almost the weekend,
let down your tails and go wild...
Event: Internet & Social Media Law 2016, 1 December 2016, Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London. This conference brings you the latest updates and developments in light of such things as the Digital Single Market, the Investigatory Powers Bill, and the legal implications of Brexit... some key sessions include:
  • Data Protection and the Internet: Key Issues Across Europe
  • Investigatory Powers and Law Enforcement on the Internet
  • The Regulation of Advertising, Online Reviews & Endorsements
  • Internet Content and Injunctions: To Block to not to Block?
For a generous 10% IPKat discount use this secret code FKW82678IPK when registering.

Open Consultation: Section 73 Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. A government consultation has opened following the repeal of Section 73 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998 [which provided that the retransmission of the Public Service Broadcasters’ core channels (all BBC Channels, ITV1, and Channel 4 and 5’s core channels) via cable were exempt from copyright fees.] The repeal of section 73 will change the relationships between PSBs, cable providers and rights holders, and a new rights market will emerge. So as a result of the outcome of the Balance of Payments consultation, this further consultation which closes November 21, considers:
  • the potential future rights market
  •  how copyright owners in underlying content in cable retransmissions may choose to administer their rights
  •  whether transitional periods are required to help the market adapt to new licensing structures
...Just kidding
The Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management training is now open for registration. This annual event in Macau, China explores IP law as instrumental in the functioning of a competitive economy. Organised by the Institute of European Studies of Macao (IEEM) and Prof. Kamperman Sanders of the Institute for Globalization and International Regulation in Maastricht (IGIR), the training is suited for trainee lawyers, Intellectual Property professionals with an economic or policy background, and master's students in Intellectual Property. 

New EPO Enlarged Board referral: does the gold standard apply to a bitten apple? Tufty the Cat brings us news on the latest EPO Enlarged Board referral in the appeal case of T 437/14, which considers if the “gold standard” test for assessing any amendment for compliance with A123(2) EPC must also be applied to the type of undisclosed disclaimers that would otherwise be allowable under G 1/03.

Society of Audiovisual Authors Video: Unwaivable right to remuneration for audio-visual authors. New video from the SAA on their view of the issue of fair remuneration for authors and performers.

Vacancy: Research and Administrative Assistant to the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, at University College London
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