Copyright Protection of Photographs: a Comparative Analysis Between France, Germany and Italy

Photographs are included in Article 2(1) of the Berne Convention as copyrightable artistic works. All Berne Union Member States must thus provide copyright protection to photographic works. As is known, originality has always been the essential requirement of copyright law, and only works that show some minimum amount of this attribute usually fall within the scope of protection. Nevertheless, the Berne Convention does not explicitly state that only original photographic works can be protected, nor does it contain any precise statutory definition of “originality”.

Read More: https://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/2022/12/21/copyright-protection-of-photographs-a-comparative-analysis-between-france-germany-and-italy/

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    SOURCE: Kluwer Copyright Blog

    Date: December 21, 2022

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  • Taylor Swift: Judge dismisses Shake It Off copyright lawsuit

    A US lawsuit alleging that Taylor Swift stole lyrics for her hit song Shake It Off has been dismissed by a judge.

    Songwriters Sean Hall and Nate Butler had claimed the pop star lifted lyrics in her song’s chorus from their own hit Playas Gon’ Play. Swift denied being aware of the song prior to the lawsuit.

    Read More: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-63956480

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    SOURCE: BBC News

    Date: December 13, 2022

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  • Austrian collecting society AKM allies with licensing hub ICE

    Austrian song rights collecting society AKM has announced a new deal with licensing hub ICE, meaning it will directly participate in the ICE Core venture, which negotiates licensing deals with multi-territory digital music services on behalf of various music publishers and collecting societies.

    Read More: https://completemusicupdate.com/article/austrian-collecting-society-akm-allies-with-licensing-hub-ice/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: December 12, 2022

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  • Advocacy groups make last-ditch plea to Schumer for vote on antitrust bills

    A coalition of advocacy groups is making a last-ditch plea to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to prioritize passing several antitrust bills targeting tech giants with just three weeks to go before the end of the year, and only two until Christmas.

    Read More: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/3767789-advocacy-groups-make-last-ditch-plea-to-schumer-for-vote-on-antitrust-bills/

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    SOURCE: The Hill

    Date: December 9, 2022

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  • Judiciary Committee in US House Of Representatives approves radio royalty proposals

    The Judiciary Committee of the US House Of Representatives yesterday approved the American Music Fairness Act, which would introduce a radio royalty for artists and record labels in America for the first time. The approval has been widely welcomed by the music community.

    Read More: https://completemusicupdate.com/article/judiciary-committee-in-us-house-of-representatives-approves-radio-royalty-proposals/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: December 8, 2022

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  • Nevermind baby makes filing with US appeals court in ongoing artwork dispute

    Last week Spencer Elden – who, as a baby, appeared nude on the famous cover of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album – continued his legal battle in relation to that artwork, filing papers with the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court in the US.

    Read More:  https://completemusicupdate.com/article/nevermind-baby-makes-filing-with-us-appeals-court-in-ongoing-artwork-dispute/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: December 6, 2022

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  • The Creator Economy is the future of the economy

    Nearly 60 million Americans—as much as 40% to 50% of the workforce in some cities—are members of the Creative Class, meaning they are directly employed to work with their intelligence and creativity, in fields spanning the arts and culture, science and innovation, and the knowledge-based professions. This is up from just 10% to 15% of the U.S. workforce in 1980.

    Read More: https://www.fastcompany.com/90812387/the-creator-economy-is-the-future-of-the-economy

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    SOURCE: Fast Company

    Date: November 18, 2022

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  • 2 Live Crew urges US judge to dismiss lawsuit seeking to block a termination right claim

    Members of 2 Live Crew have called on a US judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them by Florida-based Lil Joe Records and to confirm that they can terminate a 1980s record deal and reclaim the rights in all the recordings released under that deal.

    Read More: https://completemusicupdate.com/article/2-live-crew-urges-us-judge-to-dismiss-lawsuit-seeking-to-block-a-termination-right-claim/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: December 5, 2022

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  • US Congressional committee to consider latest radio royalty proposal this week

    The Judiciary Committee of the US House Of Representatives will this week discuss the proposed American Music Fairness Act which would introduce a radio royalty for recordings into American copyright law for the first time.

    Read More: https://completemusicupdate.com/article/us-congressional-committee-to-consider-latest-radio-royalty-proposal-this-week/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: December 5, 2022

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  • Broadway League, Actors’ Equity Reach Tentative Agreement on Contract

    The contract is still subject to ratification by Equity members.

    Actors’ Equity and the Broadway League reached a new, three-year collective bargaining agreement for Broadway shows and sit-down production, the two parties said Thursday.

    Read More: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/broadway-league-actors-equity-reach-tentative-agreement-on-contract-1235273530/

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    SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

    Date: December 1, 2022

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  • Merck Mercuriadis criticises CMA for “passing the buck” on streaming market issues

    Hipgnosis chief Merck Mercuriadis has criticised the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority for, as he sees it, confirming the issues faced by artists and songwriters in the music streaming economy, but then choosing to do nothing about them.

    Read More: https://completemusicupdate.com/article/merck-mercuriadis-criticises-cma-for-passing-the-buck-on-streaming-market-issues/

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    SOURCE: CMU

    Date: December 1, 2022

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