The balance of research, economic value and intellectual property.

Creafree NewsAll the news for creators around the worldLouis Pasteur, the inventor of vaccination, is often presented as the icon of profitless science and personal sacrifice on the altar of the common good. However, the whole history of its innovations is in fact woven into questions of money. The story of Pasteur’s fortune is not only…

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The life story of Nikola Tesla shows why every Creator needs a Creabook.

Creafree NewsAll the news for creators around the world  Nikola Tesla was employed by several employers like the Central Telegraph Office in Budapest and the Continental Edison Company amongst others. His early creations, if even patented, never recognized him as the original creator of several electric creations that lead to innovate the world. According to…

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Norwegian startup Othalo Project wants to build houses with plastic.

Creafree NewsAll the news for creators around the worldNorwegian startup Othalo Project wants to build houses with plastic.Backed by the World Economic Forum who held a Summit 16-20 November 2020 to push innovative leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world to showcase their solutions.Following successful laboratory tests, Othalo‚Äôs factory in Estonia has started producing components…

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Software copyright protection in the United States has been weakened.

Creafree NewsAll the news for creators around the worldSoftware copyright protection in the United States has been weakened.The Google v. Oracle Supreme Court hearing in October 2020, it appeared to be the fair use debate was over .But the Supreme Court has just declared Google’s copying of thousands of lines of declaring code to be fair use, thereby…

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Music creators have written to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for a new legislation to protect artists.

Creafree NewsAll the news for creators around the worldMusic creators have written to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for a new legislation to protect artists.The BBC mentioned in an article that songwriters would earn 50% of radio revenues, but only 15% in streaming.The Music Union wrote the letter and started a petition.The UK government…

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China adapts third revision copyright law.

Creafree NewsAll the news for creators around the worldChina adapts third revision copyright law.Chinese Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) adopted in November 2020 the third amendment of the Chinese Copyright Law. The Copyright Law incorporated administrative regulations on copyright and aligned itself with international conventions. This new law will come into force…

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Do Canadian employees own their IP?

Creafree NewsAll the news for creators around the worldDo Canadian employees own their IP?This article mentions the rules that apply in Canada to employer-employee relationships between copyright, patents and industrial designs. JDsupra advices to put in place contracts which include appropriate clauses that address the transfer of intellectual property rights.Section 13(3) of the Canadian Copyright…

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