• Trademarks and Avoiding Consumer Confusion: Crash Course Intellectual Property #5
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    Trademarks and Avoiding Consumer Confusion: Crash Course Intellectual Property #5

    Hi! I’m Stan Muller, this is Crash Course Intellectual Property, and today we’re talking about trademarks. Trademarks are everywhere, and they can often be confusing, so today we’re gonna talk about why just about everything seems to be trademarked, and why trademarks are good for business. Mr. Muler! Trademarks don’t intersect with my life, so I really don’t see why we need to cover this. One, its Muller, and two, just watch the video. [Theme Music] A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or device, used to identify and distinguish goods from those manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods, even if that source…

  • 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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    New depreciation legislation for Australian Property investors

    In 2017 we have experienced the most drastic change to property depreciation legislation in more than 15 years. This change stems from the Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017 which has passed through Parliament and is now legislation. The great news is that there are still thousands of dollars to be claimed by Australian Property Investors. It’s more important now than ever to talk to a specialist Quantity Surveyor to make sure that every deduction is claimed and nothing is missed. The key points of the new legislation include: Property investors who exchanged contracts to purchase a second-hand residential investment property after 7:30pm on the 9th of May…

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    Land Economy at Cambridge

    (acoustic guitar music) – I think the excitement of Land Economy is this ability to go across different social sciences, and to be taught by experts who themselves, well-trained in one discipline, are doing interdisciplinary work. – The Land Economy Tripos has the subtitle, Environment, Law and Economics. We try to cover a number of concepts and theories from applied economics to planning, from policy to law, to address contemporary issues in the economy as well as in the society at large. (rhythmic guitar music) – Initially, the appeal to me was in economics, and I liked that the course had different aspects to it. So, I had economics, law,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Best Way To Transfer Property Upon Death? (REAL LIFE EXAMPLE)
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    Best Way To Transfer Property Upon Death? (REAL LIFE EXAMPLE)

    – [Toby] Jeff, do you have anything on a tax side that you want to talk about there? – [Jeff] Well, from my point of view, inheriting the property’s going to be the best way to go. Especially if it’s appreciated property. – [Toby] Yeah, somebody just responded. It sounds like it’s in Ohio. Actually, I can give you a great Ohio example, ’cause this is real life. So the parent wanted to give everything to the kids, and this is when the estate tax exclusion, which is now at $11.2 million, about to go up, per spouse. This is when it was about $1 million, and everybody’s freaking out…

  • Copyright Basics: Crash Course Intellectual Property 2
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    Copyright Basics: Crash Course Intellectual Property 2

    Hi. I’m Stan Muller, this is Crash Course Intellectual Property, and today we’re going to be talking about copyright law. As you might have guessed, the law of copyright relates to the right to copy, the copy right as it relates to copies of copyrightable works. You copy? [Theme Music] Right. So, the right to copy or reproduce copyright protected works is only one of the exclusive rights granted by the law of copyright. We’re also gonna discuss what types of things can actually be copyrighted, what we call the subject matter. But first, let’s talk a little bit about the history of copyright law in the United States. Why…