A failed claim against Rod Stewart for use of a photograph as part of a video used at one of his concerts highlights the distinction between ownership of a physical copy of a photograph and the copyright in it.
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As a result of a court case which began in the Netherlands, we now know that taste cannot get the protection of copyright. So what can producers do to protect their goods from being copied?
The effectiveness of self-regulation for some aspects of the drinks industry has been highlighted in the recent decision of the Portman Group regarding Tiny Rebel's "Cwtch" product.
Not many of us will think about the legal issues arising from listening to Christmas tunes while shopping. But playing music to shoppers, or indeed the customer of any business, is a public performance of the recording like any other and the fact that no-one is charged to listen to it is no excuse.
A Scottish marketing firm was recently fined £60,000 for making unsolicited phone calls to householders who were registered with the Telephone Preference Service. It is a legal requirement that all organisations do not make any calls to numbers registered on the TPS unless they have the caller's consent to do so. The instance also raises wider data protection issues.