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October 10, 2023

The copyright conundrum with generative AI

Over the last year, a huge number of generative AI lawsuits have been launched against developers, arguing that their algorithms rely on copyright infringement on an unprecedented scale and their outputs should not attract copyright protection.

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October 10, 2023

The copyright conundrum with generative AI

Over the last year, a huge number of generative AI lawsuits have been launched against developers, arguing that their algorithms rely on copyright infringement on an unprecedented scale and their outputs should not attract copyright protection.

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September 15, 2023

Political advertising on social media: sludge or copyright quagmire?

A number of political parties are likely to be flouting copyright.

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September 15, 2023

Political advertising on social media: sludge or copyright quagmire?

A number of political parties are likely to be flouting copyright.

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April 13, 2023

Common myths about copyright online

It's easy to forget that copyright extends to user generated content online. Here are five common myths about copyright online you should be aware of.

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April 13, 2023

Common myths about copyright online

It's easy to forget that copyright extends to user generated content online. Here are five common myths about copyright online you should be aware of.

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November 24, 2022

You Cannot Defame the Dead or Can You? Tikanga Māori and NZ Defamation Law

Should story tellers and content creators be alarmed by the recent decision in Ellis v The King (2022)? Caitlin explores this in detail.

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November 24, 2022

You Cannot Defame the Dead or Can You? Tikanga Māori and NZ Defamation Law

Should story tellers and content creators be alarmed by the recent decision in Ellis v The King (2022)? Caitlin explores this in detail.

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June 7, 2022

From Russia with love: The ‘other’ Russian conflict targeting intellectual property owners

Russia’s tactical measures associated with the conflict which could have serious and long-lasting consequences for both the country of Russia and intellectual property owners across the world.

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June 7, 2022

From Russia with love: The ‘other’ Russian conflict targeting intellectual property owners

Russia’s tactical measures associated with the conflict which could have serious and long-lasting consequences for both the country of Russia and intellectual property owners across the world.

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May 2, 2022

Can AI be an inventor?

Australian Federal Court has aligned Australian patent law with UK, EU, and US patent law that only a human can qualify as an inventor.

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May 2, 2022

Can AI be an inventor?

Australian Federal Court has aligned Australian patent law with UK, EU, and US patent law that only a human can qualify as an inventor.

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February 1, 2022

The Spice May Flow, But The Copyright Doesn’t

The copyright may be worth millions, but the book itself? Not so much…

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February 1, 2022

The Spice May Flow, But The Copyright Doesn’t

The copyright may be worth millions, but the book itself? Not so much…

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January 25, 2022

Sound Recording Ownership (Taylor's Version)

While many of us have found new (lockdown inspired) hobbies in the past two years, Taylor Swift has released no less than four studio albums but not your typical new release.

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January 25, 2022

Sound Recording Ownership (Taylor's Version)

While many of us have found new (lockdown inspired) hobbies in the past two years, Taylor Swift has released no less than four studio albums but not your typical new release.

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August 5, 2021

Life Story Rights - Do I Need Them?

It’s a question that we often get asked by content creators. The answer seems to surprise people.

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August 5, 2021

Life Story Rights - Do I Need Them?

It’s a question that we often get asked by content creators. The answer seems to surprise people.

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June 24, 2021

What do a global pandemic and intellectual property have in common?  

From adversity comes challenge and opportunity, which in turn creates the perfect environment for innovation, and from innovation comes Intellectual Property.

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June 24, 2021

What do a global pandemic and intellectual property have in common?  

From adversity comes challenge and opportunity, which in turn creates the perfect environment for innovation, and from innovation comes Intellectual Property.

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June 14, 2021

A blurring of the lines – infringement of music copyright

We recently took a road-trip presenting on IP rights to talented members of the film and TV industry, this included copyright and, within that, the use of “soundalikes”.

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June 14, 2021

A blurring of the lines – infringement of music copyright

We recently took a road-trip presenting on IP rights to talented members of the film and TV industry, this included copyright and, within that, the use of “soundalikes”.

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March 30, 2021

Commerce Amendment Bill impacts your IP rights  

Where IP looks to reward creativity and innovation by granting limited statutory monopolies, competition law ensures effective competition within markets by prohibiting monopolistic behaviour.

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March 30, 2021

Commerce Amendment Bill impacts your IP rights  

Where IP looks to reward creativity and innovation by granting limited statutory monopolies, competition law ensures effective competition within markets by prohibiting monopolistic behaviour.

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December 9, 2020

A game well played

Legend Story Studios and its trading card game, 'Flesh and Blood', has hit the big time on the international stage but you may not have heard their story.

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December 9, 2020

A game well played

Legend Story Studios and its trading card game, 'Flesh and Blood', has hit the big time on the international stage but you may not have heard their story.

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June 15, 2020

What's next | IP licence agreements

What standard assumptions made by both Licensor and Licensee under an existing IP Licence arrangement need to change in the new environment?

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June 15, 2020

What's next | IP licence agreements

What standard assumptions made by both Licensor and Licensee under an existing IP Licence arrangement need to change in the new environment?

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April 16, 2020

Kiwis Helping Kiwis – Big Brands Doing Their Bit

Fancy frocks and boutique gin? How about face masks and hand sanitiser!

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April 16, 2020

Kiwis Helping Kiwis – Big Brands Doing Their Bit

Fancy frocks and boutique gin? How about face masks and hand sanitiser!

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April 8, 2020

New legislation to boost organics

In a development aimed at addressing the various concerns around organic product claims, the Organic Products Bill was introduced to Parliament in early March.

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April 8, 2020

New legislation to boost organics

In a development aimed at addressing the various concerns around organic product claims, the Organic Products Bill was introduced to Parliament in early March.

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March 23, 2020

Regulating Tech in 2020 Series | Big Changes Ahead for Copyright Law

Copyright law in New Zealand is currently under the microscope, with a thorough review of the Copyright Act 1994 being undertaken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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March 23, 2020

Regulating Tech in 2020 Series | Big Changes Ahead for Copyright Law

Copyright law in New Zealand is currently under the microscope, with a thorough review of the Copyright Act 1994 being undertaken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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March 5, 2020

When it isn’t about you: Defining personal information

The High Court has given a decision that deals with the breadth of “personal information” and when information is truly “mixed information” about multiple people.

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March 5, 2020

When it isn’t about you: Defining personal information

The High Court has given a decision that deals with the breadth of “personal information” and when information is truly “mixed information” about multiple people.

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February 20, 2020

What MFAT had to say: It’s time for submissions on the proposed GI extension

On Tuesday 18th February we attended the MFAT presentation held in Auckland as part of the consultation process for its discussion paper entitled “EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: Protection of Geographical Indications in New Zealand.”

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February 20, 2020

What MFAT had to say: It’s time for submissions on the proposed GI extension

On Tuesday 18th February we attended the MFAT presentation held in Auckland as part of the consultation process for its discussion paper entitled “EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: Protection of Geographical Indications in New Zealand.”

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December 12, 2019

Are you a NZ food producer? Read on for changes that may affect you.

MFAT releases discussion paper on the EU’s proposals for the extension of the geographical indication (GI) protections it wants to see in NZ...

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December 12, 2019

Are you a NZ food producer? Read on for changes that may affect you.

MFAT releases discussion paper on the EU’s proposals for the extension of the geographical indication (GI) protections it wants to see in NZ...

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February 22, 2017

SNAP - all crocodile brands are the same! (Or not ...)

Length of "Crocodile" TM hearings

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February 22, 2017

SNAP - all crocodile brands are the same! (Or not ...)

Length of "Crocodile" TM hearings

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March 20, 2017

Lego gets trolled in the US

In an ironic twist, Lego (who make several excellent troll figurines) gets trolled in the US.

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March 20, 2017

Lego gets trolled in the US

In an ironic twist, Lego (who make several excellent troll figurines) gets trolled in the US.

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July 31, 2017

A new (wine) world order

Wine, we love it but only when we get what we're expecting.

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July 31, 2017

A new (wine) world order

Wine, we love it but only when we get what we're expecting.

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September 21, 2017

A Friendly Lawyer - Stranger Things indeed!

An unnamed Netflix lawyer has unwittingly gone viral (and struck PR gold in the process) by penning a good-natured cease and desist letter to the proprietors of a pop-up bar based (without consent) on Stranger Things "“ one of its flagship series.

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September 21, 2017

A Friendly Lawyer - Stranger Things indeed!

An unnamed Netflix lawyer has unwittingly gone viral (and struck PR gold in the process) by penning a good-natured cease and desist letter to the proprietors of a pop-up bar based (without consent) on Stranger Things "“ one of its flagship series.

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February 23, 2018

Fair use vs fair dealing

Using short bursts of an artist's music is incredibly common in movies, documentaries, TV shows and even other music. Often, that use is authorised. When it's not, in New Zealand, the user needs to rely on the right to "fair deal" in the copyright work.

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February 23, 2018

Fair use vs fair dealing

Using short bursts of an artist's music is incredibly common in movies, documentaries, TV shows and even other music. Often, that use is authorised. When it's not, in New Zealand, the user needs to rely on the right to "fair deal" in the copyright work.

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April 8, 2018

Robots and Copyright: who owns a photo taken by AI?

Use of AI raises interesting questions around the ownership of copyright.

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April 8, 2018

Robots and Copyright: who owns a photo taken by AI?

Use of AI raises interesting questions around the ownership of copyright.

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May 29, 2018

Parody and satire - an exception to copyright?

Parody and satire have long had a place in public commentary.

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May 29, 2018

Parody and satire - an exception to copyright?

Parody and satire have long had a place in public commentary.

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June 7, 2018

The meme of memes: Casual copyright infringement

At the risk of a "well, actually" moment, memes are more than the commonly-understood picture-with-words-on-it.

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June 7, 2018

The meme of memes: Casual copyright infringement

At the risk of a "well, actually" moment, memes are more than the commonly-understood picture-with-words-on-it.

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October 28, 2018

WORLD and the Commerce Commission reach an agreement on misleading labelling

1100 Chinese made items of clothing labeled 'Fabrique en Nouvelle-Zelande'

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October 28, 2018

WORLD and the Commerce Commission reach an agreement on misleading labelling

1100 Chinese made items of clothing labeled 'Fabrique en Nouvelle-Zelande'

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June 21, 2019

VERBalising your brand: the mark of success or risky business?

Prominent trade marks have a way of becoming a part of the modern vernacular.

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June 21, 2019

VERBalising your brand: the mark of success or risky business?

Prominent trade marks have a way of becoming a part of the modern vernacular.

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July 30, 2019

The Art of ... Intellectual Property

Laura Carter recently hosted a session on the 'Art of IP' to the wonderfully accommodating and friendly community at GridAKL

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July 30, 2019

The Art of ... Intellectual Property

Laura Carter recently hosted a session on the 'Art of IP' to the wonderfully accommodating and friendly community at GridAKL

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