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  Patrice McDermott posts Draft letter re DOI records disposition request to NARA. Requests comments We posted about the Dept of Interior records schedule request to NARA and have been actively working on this issue for a few weeks now. Patrice McDermott, Director of Government Information Watch — many of you will have known Patrice from her ALA Washington Office days or laster as director … Source: Free Government InformationPublished on 2018-11-16By James R. Jacobs If Mozart and Beethoven Were … Read More

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  EU High Court Rejection Of Copyrights For Food Tastes Worries Rights Holders A food’s taste cannot be pinned down with enough precision and objectivity to make it copyrightable under EU law, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) said on 13 November. The decision creates a new standard that could be applied to all European copyright works, but would likely be the same … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-11-15By Dugie Standeford European Governments Step Up Attention To Internet Governance … Read More

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  IP Experts Discuss US Congressional Changes, Prospects For IP Legislation NEW YORK – Major changes are coming to the makeup of the US Congress from the perspective of intellectual property policy, and while it may translate into more patent-friendly officials, the prospect for legislation is uneven, a panel of IP experts told a private sector conference here last week. … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-11-13By William New Stan Lee’s Radical Fight Against Racists: ‘The Only Way to Destroy … Read More

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  Satanic Temple Sues Over Goat-Headed Statue in ‘Sabrina’ Series; The New York Times, November 9, 2018 Julia Jacobs, The New York Times; Satanic Temple Sues Over Goat-Headed Statue in ‘Sabrina’ Series“The Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Warner Bros. and Netflix, alleging copyright violation of its goat-headed statue, which it says appears in the new “Sabrina” series.The temple objected to the use of the … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2018-11-10By James ‘Kip’ Currier, … Read More

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  The U.S. must take action to stop Chinese industrial espionage; The Washington Post, November 4, 2018 Editorial Board, The Washington Post; The U.S. must take action to stop Chinese industrial espionage“In fact, China’s industrial espionage is not a passing fancy but the pillar of a long-term drive to become a global economic, military and political power, with ambitions to rival the United States. Sadly, the hopes … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2018-11-09By James ‘Kip’ Currier, … Read More

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