Month: December 2000

US copyright decision limits protection of building artworks

Photographers and photo libraries will welcome the decision last week by the US Court of Appeals that artworks forming part of buildings are covered by the same copyright exemption as the buildings themselves. Andrew Leicester, an artist known for large scale public art, created four streetwall towers and other artistic works for the 801 Tower …   Read more

More advertising squabbles: BA v Ryanair

This case, decided on Tuesday, concerned two press advertisements run by Ryanair in 1999 comparing their prices with BA’s for a selection of European flights. The first advertisement was headed ‘EXPENSIVE BA …. DS!’ and the second ‘EXPENSIVE BA’. The ASA had earlier upheld a complaint by members of the public against what Mr Justice …   Read more