Month: March 2000

OFT review of professional rules: an opportunity for agencies?

The OFT’s announcement this week that it is to conduct an enquiry into professional rules which, among other things, restrict advertising should be of interest to advertising agencies.  The market for professional services in the UK is worth more than £25 billion, with lawyers and accountantstaking the lion’s share.  If rules that prevent professionals from …   Read more

Employees’ liability for copyright infringement

Judgment was given yesterday in an important case concerning the liability of employees, whether or not they are directors, for copyright infringements committed by their employing company. Charly Records Limited was a company that released records of old recordings, including recordings which had originally been included on records comprising the Chess Records catalogue owned by …   Read more

Sticky tape doesn´t make a pseudo-photograph: Goodland v DPP

A defendant in the Bristol Magistrates Court was convicted under the Protection of Children Act 1978 of making an indecent “pseudo-photograph” of a child. A pseudo-photograph is “an image, whether made by computer-graphics or otherwise howsoever, which appears to be a photograph.” Normally the legal concept of the pseudo-photograph is applied to computer manipulations where …   Read more