Pontian songs exempt from IP rights payments

Mr Lazaridis and his lyra

Here’s one for the IP interested crowd out there.

A unanimous finding of not guilty was passed by the three-member Court of Appeal of Thessaloniki for the President of the Panhellenic Federation of Pontian Associations, who refused to pay IP rights to the Greek Society . . . →

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A video and some views on IP and Creative Commons

This was one of the very good debates at the conference that I went.

What is happening with [tag]IP[/tag] and Creative Commons. [tag]DRM[/tag] of course fits into the debate nicely so I thought I should repeat this video of Mr. Jussim from [tag]Sony[/tag] Pictures talking about the economics of film making and DRM (he also . . . →

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My thoughts from the conference

[tag]World Intellectual Property Organisation[/tag] – International Conference on [tag]IP[/tag] and the Creative Industries Monday & Tuesday 29th & 30th of October 2007

If I had to characterise the conference with two words I’m afraid they would be “missed opportunity”.

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Case Study 3: Online Games: Creative Diversity in Action

Local time: 16.00

Speaker: Mr. David Sweeny

By Mr. [tag]David Sweeny[/tag], Senior Counsel, Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE), Brussels

My notes in detail:

The [tag]Interactive[/tag] software industry.

Cutting edge creativity & technology getting together.

1973 First PONG arcade game (ATARI) Today’s latest: 2007 – Nintendo Wii

Offers a legal . . . →

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IP & Economic Issues in the Film Industries of India and Egypt

Local Time: 15.30

Speaker: Mr. Bertrand Moullier

Special presentation IP & Economic Issues in the Film Industries of India and Egypt By Mr. Bertrand Moullier, Narval Media Ltd. London

My Notes: In [tag]India[/tag] and [tag]Egypt[/tag], before you join the broadband utopia you have to be able to pay the . . . →

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Theme 5: The Business of Creativity: Innovative Business Models in the Creative Industries: Best Practices.

Local Time: 13.15

My Commentary: An extremely good part of the day. I will post more thoughts later because (a) my time is now limited and (b) I have video footage of all which some nice people are trying to being to a watchable state.

If you are interested, my notes are below

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Theme 4: Creative Industries in the Digital Environment

Local Time: 11:30

Panel: Creative Industries in the Digital Environment

My Commentrary: Nothing particularly interesting until [tag]Jared Jussim[/tag] from [tag]Sony[/tag] Pictures Entertainent spoke about film rights, copyright and economics. I’ve video – taped some of it – I think he has a good point in terms of costs. Listen to . . . →

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Thoughts from Day 1

Local Time: Well after midnight

[tag]World Intellectual Property Organisation[/tag] – [tag]International Conference on IP and the Creative Industries[/tag] Monday 29th of October 2007

I can’t deny that it has been a long day yet I could not resist jotting down my thoughts from today (as tomorrow they will have been replaced by other thoughts).

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Theme 3: Measuring the Creative Industries

Local Time: 18.00

Theme 3: Measuring the Creative Activities

My commentary: It has been long but the presentation by Mr. Desmond Hui, one of the first or maybe even the first to measure the creative industries was really worth the long wait.

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Theme 2: Creativity and Intellectual Property in Support of Development

Local Time: 16:30

Panel: Creativity and IP in support of Development

Commentary: A very interesting session with Professor Cunningham’s speech being extremely interesting. He noted that there is an emergent culture: interactive digital media and Internet-based [tag] distribution[/tag] . [tag] Social networks[/tag] and online experience being in potentia plateaus of . . . →

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