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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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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