Month: December 2010

Implied Licences and New Technologies: MGN v Grisbrook

The Court of Appeal last week upheld the High Court decision in 2009 that MGN Ltd, the publishers of the Daily Mirror, had infringed copyright in photographs included in back copies of newspapers it was making available online to paid subscribers. Background Photographer Alan Grisbrook had worked with MGN for a number of years on …   Read more

Copyright in Advertising Slogans? Meltwater and ‰”Intellectual Creation‰”

A case last week concerning copyright in newspaper headlines has given a boost to the idea that advertising slogans can be protected by copyright. The judgment in NLA v Meltwater and PRCA dealt amongst other things with whether a newspaper headline could qualify for copyright protection as a literary work. An Australian case (Fairfax) had …   Read more