• O’Bannon v. NCAA: Intellectual Property, Antitrust, & College Sports [POLICYbrief]
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    O’Bannon v. NCAA: Intellectual Property, Antitrust, & College Sports [POLICYbrief]

    I was, uh, at a friend’s house and saw my likeness on a video game that his kid was playing. I initially thought it was pretty cool and was flattered, quite honestly. But then it was brought to my attention that they had paid for that video game and I didn’t get any type of compensation or even, uh, permission to use my likeness on that video game. It was his height, his race, his skillset, his jersey number, everything but his name. He raised this question of how is it possible that years and years and years after I, I played that the NCAA can continue to earn revenue…

  • IP Problems, YouTube, and the Future: Crash Course Intellectual Property #7
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    IP Problems, YouTube, and the Future: Crash Course Intellectual Property #7

    Hi, I’m Stan Muller, and this is the final episode of Crash Course Intellectual Property. Tackling such a huge subject in only seven episodes has meant that we can’t go into quite as much detail as we’d like, but hopefully we’ve given you a pretty good overview of the basics of Intellectual Property. We spent the last six episodes talking about copyright, patent, and trademark laws as they currently exist, but we keep running into a roadblock. Intellectual Property law is slow to change, and we’re living in a world that’s changing pretty rapidly. As we’ve noted again and again, our new digital world has raised challenges for both consumers…

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    Enforcing your intellectual property rights

    ♫ ♫ This is one in a series of videos about intellectual property and you! Once you are the owner of registered IP rights, such as a patent, trademark, industrial design or copyright… …you become responsible for enforcing them. Enforcement can be an expensive battle, so if you suspect you have an infringement case, you should strongly consider consulting a lawyer to get an estimate of the costs involved. You should also consult the Canada Border Services Agency website to get more information on counterfeit and pirated products entering or leaving Canada. There are various methods for managing infringement that can be used, including negotiated licensing, mediation, arbitration or litigation.…

  • International IP Law: Crash Course Intellectual Property #6
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    International IP Law: Crash Course Intellectual Property #6

    Hi, I’m Stan Muller, and this is Crash Course Intellectual Property. Today, we’re talking about international intellectual property law, and the first thing I’m gonna tell you is that there aren’t really any international intellectual property rights. IP rights are territorial. They’re created by each country’s national law, and typically apply only to conduct that takes place within that nation. So, there you have it. Thanks for watching, I’ll see you next week. Crash Course Intellectual Property is filmed in the Chad and Stacey Emig–is this really all we have today? What about the complex web of international IP treaties that establish minimum standards for IP laws in countries around…

  • What kind of property is “intellectual property?”
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    What kind of property is “intellectual property?”

    The topic of the first panel was really looking at a lot of what the conference wants to do, which is ‘how do you put property back in intellectual property.’ That may seem odd, because it’s called intellectual property. There’s a long-standing debate, especially among commentators and scholars about whether it really was supposed to be property or whether that’s just recent name. Part of my argument that I was addressing today at the panel is that we had to see that there’s at least four different kinds of property in what we called intellectual property today. The first is this notion of a private sphere where I have ideas…

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    Commercializing your intellectual property

    ♫ ♫ This is one in a series of videos about intellectual property-and you! Once you have registered your intellectual property, commercialization of your IP can be a way of bringing it into the marketplace. It is also a business strategy that can be used to grow your business and increase your future profits. Two options you can use for commercializing your IP are franchising and licensing. Let’s have a closer look… Franchising, is based on a legal agreement between a business owner, franchisor and another individual or group, franchisee. The franchisor grants the franchisee the right to use the franchisor’s proven business model and associated IP, in exchange for…

  • Copyright, Exceptions, and Fair Use: Crash Course Intellectual Property #3
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    Copyright, Exceptions, and Fair Use: Crash Course Intellectual Property #3

    Hi I’m Stan Muller. This is Crash Course Intellectual Property and today we’re continuing our discussion of copyright law. In his 2011 book, Infringement Nation, Professor John Tehranian conducts a thought experiment where he tracks a guy’s encounter with copyright law through the course of an unremarkable day. Well we’re going to try this experiment and I don’t really think it will end up being a completely unremarkable day. I mean, in our version I end up getting a tattoo, which for me would be memorable. Look, I don’t like to front-load the animation sequences like this, but since we’re doing a thought experiment, we’re going to have to do…

  • Intellectual Property
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    Intellectual Property

    Most businesses rely on bright ideas. Whether it’s developing new products; having a great brand or creating eye-catching designs, your ideas are your passport to business success. But how do you protect your ideas from being exploited by others? That’s where Intellectual Property (or IP) law comes in. There are four main types of IP, each working in different way: trade marks; copyright; design rights and patents. Let’s start with trade marks. Trade marks are used by businesses to protect their brands. You can register a trade mark in the UK, across Europe or further afield to apply to a name, a logo or both. Trade marks can be a…