Month: September 2000

Distance selling: new rights for consumers

Regulations coming into force on 31 October give consumers major new rights where contracts are concluded at a distance, for example by mail order, over the internet, by telephone or by fax. The main points are as follows: Detailed information (see below) must be given before the consumer decides to buy, in good time prior …   Read more

Are product shots protected by copyright?

A recent US decision has confirmed that product shots will normally get the same copyright protection as any other still life shot. San Francisco photographer Joshua Ets-Hokin sued his client Skyy Spirits for infringement of his copyright in three photographs of Skyy’s vodka bottle. The photographs were straightforward product shots, with the bottle lit from …   Read more