A New York federal jury has favoured Ed Sheeran against the estate of songwriter Ed Townsend in one of music’s biggest copyright cases in recent memory. The British singer-songwriter has been accused of copying the Marvin Gaye classic, co-written by Townshend, “Let’s Get It On” in creating his hit “Thinking Out Loud”. The dispute went on for nearly a decade and received massive attention, as it sparked debates about the nature of plagiarism in music. Kindly check the full article in the link in our bio.
The European Union's proposed regulations on AI includes important clauses concernih Copyrights. This might set a precedent on how legislators would deal with this groundbreaking tech.
Generative AI technology has been growing into an advanced capability. It can convert text to art, music, and literature fastly. However, the output of AI works must be protected by IP law, primarily copyright law. But did you know copyright controversy exist in the AI training process? Can AI be trained by using other creators' works?
Dancing, like songs, books and paintings are art works or creative products from a creator, often with financial value embedded in it. In honor of International Dance Day, we discuss on the IP aspects of dancing.
A somewhat awkward incident between two music legends, Deep Purple and Rhoma Irama, has given us valuable insight on music copyright
Donald Trump sued a legend person who solved the Watergate scandal in 1974, Bob Woodward. In this dispute, Donald Trump claims his rights to the copyright of the audiobook entitled "The Trump Tapes." So, how does copyright law regulate this problem?
Have you ever heard about digital copyright's license called Creative Commons?
ChatGPT is a chatbot that developed by OpenAI, it's using AI technology to operate. ChatGPT can produce works, primarily written works such as poetry, short stories, articles, etc. Can it be protected by IP law?
High on the spirit of National Press Day, The Speaker of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR), Bambang Soesatyo has called for the government to formulate regulations for "publisher rights." This proposal has raised several questions, what exactly are publisher's rights? What could we expect if it were to be implemented in Indonesia? A brief look on how publisher's rights are enacted in Europe and Australia could give us on what to expect.
Currently, music piracy not only penetrates physically in the form of CDs and DVDs but has also penetrated the digital realm. According to the Minister of Trade of Indonesia, Gita Wirjawan, the potential loss of the Indonesian music industry due to piracy reaches IDR 4.5 trillion per year. If the value of music consumption per person is IDR 20,000 per year, the potential value of music consumption reaches IDR 5 trillion per year. One solution to tackling music piracy is by digitizing music from CD and DVD physical media into digital form. Apple has taken this step by establishing iTunes and Google, which has established Google Play, which provides a legal means of buying digital music.
The music industry has had a difficult transition into the digital era as issues concerning royalties and piracy remain rampant. To tackle this, Sandiaga Uno prepares a platform called "Portamento", designed to help the management of music royalties.
Mencuri Raden Saleh, directed by Angga Dwimas Sasongko, was officially released in Indonesian cinemas on August 25, 2022. It boasts a cast full of young talent, including Iqbaal Ramadhan, Angga Yunanda, Rachel Amanda, Umay Shahab, Aghniny Haque, and Ari Irham as students from different backgrounds albeit with a common goal: to steal the priceless painting “Ein Historisches Tableau, die Gefangennahme des Javanischen Häuptings Diepo Negoro” or "The Arrest of Prince Diponegoro" by Raden Saleh Syarif Bustaman (1814-1880)-- kept at the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Indonesia Yogyakarta. In regards to paintings, the Intellectual Property discipline related to it is Copyright. Copyright is a form of appreciation for works that encourages creators to continue creating.
On September, 1886, the Bern Convention was signed and subsequently ratified by its member states. This marked a crucial moment in the history of copyright protection. This article discusses how exactly the Bern Convention shaped modern copyright law.
In the creative world, there is no "avoiding criticism". Every individual, upon witnessing creation, will have their own opinion about it. Therefore, it's safe to say that where there is creation, there will be critique.
During and around 17th of August, Indonesian everywhere would play National Songs to commemorate independence day. These songs have been used to ignite a sense of pride in Indonesians for decades. However, it has been alleged that some of these songs were products of plagiarism. Is this true?
Art is a human creation with a certain feeling of abstractness to it. It is a physical form of the artist's subjective mindset, idea, and perspective, which is shown to the public.
The latest Thor film has once again brought Norse mythology into the limelight. We wonder, is Thor a mythological being from ancient Norse mythology, or is he a fictional character owned by Disney? Could we copyright characters from mythology and folklore?
The release of the long-awaited sequel of Top Gun (1986), Top Gun: Maverick, has taken the world by storm. The movie caught the attention and interest of different generations, young or old. However, among the many good news, there appears to be one unfortunate news.
Discussing the case between the developers of League of Legends and their suit against the developers of Mobile Legends
The story behind the unique copyright status of Peter Pan
The Batman is currently sweeping theatres, threating long time fans to a thrilling detective mystery where The Dark Knight has to solve a killing spree orchestrated by the mysterious Riddle. However, did you know that the story behind the creation of Batman is just as intriguing?
Rizki Rahmahadian Pamungkas, popularly known as Pamungkas, an Indonesian musician, has been accused of plagiarism for his new single, Birdy, which was released on January 28, 2022.
Have you ever thought of taking a holiday trip to Paris? The French City is one of the most popular holiday destinations. Starting from the aesthetic of the city, to its history, everything about the city dubbed “The City of Love” succeeds in inviting tourists from all over the world.
Instagram Stories are one of the perfect features for business content marketing. Even though it only lasts for 24 hours, Instagram Stories are an excellent feature for running promotions. According to Business Insider, more than 200 million people use Instagram Stories every day. This means this one feature is an ideal place for promotion. This music feature is also usually used as an addition to promotions carried out by business people on Instagram. But can the use of music for commercial posts such as advertisements for online shops be categorized as copyright infringement?
Covering the many issues concerning royalties with music streaming platforms
In the last few weeks, the entertainment industry has become colorful with the emergence of Warkop which presents the legendary style and music of Warkop DKI (Dono, Kasino and Indro). Similar to Warkop DKI, Warkop also consists of three youths: Alfin, Sepriadi and Alfred. Their style is imitating Warkop DKI which later made the name Warkop even more famous.
Intellectual Property Rights are a form of right which are obtained by the process of thought in order to produce products, services, or processes which will be useful for the public. It is the right to economically enjoy the fruits of someone's intellectual and creativity. In terms of benefits, Intellectual Property that has been registered will then give the creator or inventor the exclusive right to utilise their creation/invention in ways they see fit, of course those ways have to be within the borders of applicable laws.
Action figures are small figures (superheroes, movie characters, etc.) made of plastic or other materials, which are used as toys or collectibles. However, does the making of a character's action figure require a license? Read more
Many designers produce their work by using unique fonts (typography) to convey messages in their work. Font selection aims to attract the attention of people who see their works. Some products or brands, use unique fonts so that people may quickly remember the logo. A designer usually looks for fonts on the Internet, then they visit a website providing a variety of fonts. However, what is usually not considered when choosing the desired font is the status of the fonts.
TikTok is one of the most popular apps this year with over 1 million downloads on the Apps Store and Google Store. Lately, the most popular content on the TikTok application is film content which is divided into several sections. But did Partners know that uploading footage on TikTok can be punished?
Every April 21 we commemorate it as Kartini's day to honor and commemorate the struggle of R.A. Kartini as a pioneer of women's awakening in Indonesia. R.A. Kartini struggled so that women have equality with men, especially in the field of education. Apart from his struggles, one thing that cannot be separated from the story of Kartini's struggles is a book entitled "After Darkness, Is the Light," which is interesting for us to discuss, because it is an object of intellectual property.
Who doesn't know Ernest Prakasa? A stand-up comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and director from Indonesia. Ernest started his career by participating in the Stand Up Comedy Indonesia event, then at various events, Ernest then penetrated the Indonesian film industry. There are many movies directed by Ernest Prakasa namely, Ngenest, Cek Shop Next door, Milly & Mamet, Imperfect etc. What's more, Ernest has also succeeded in entertaining Indonesian film lovers with the series that he has directed.
Parody is one of the works which entertained the public since of the "comedy" impression in it. Basically, parody is understood as the art of expressing something with criticism and ridicule or, giving comments using the work of others, whether taking snippets of films, poems, songs, novels, advertisements or an event that is currently famous in society with humor. Parody based on the Indonesian Dictionary (KBBI) is a literary or artistic work that deliberately mimics the style, the words of the writer, or other creator with the intention of looking for the effect of humor.
In making a film, funding is the most important thing, because all production activities require funds. To support these intellectual property rights, a good chain of title is needed. chain of title is a series of documents that establish ownership rights in a film. Chain of title is very important for film buyers and film distributors, because the document establishes the correctness of the owner's rights (or rights under a license) to intellectual property in the film, book, or encyclopedia. Chain of title is a very valuable asset, because without a clear chain of title, selling film properties becomes difficult. Everyone involved in the production of making a film has their respective copyright, such as actors, producers, scriptwriters and others. Creating a clear chain of title can increase the opportunity to raise funds for film production and distribution.
Making a film usually begins with making a script. The script in a film or what is often called a scenario is a blueprint written for a film or television show. Scripts are usually written by a team of scriptwriters made in the form of original preparations (new works) or adaptations of existing writings such as novels, dramas, or comic books.
Who doesn't know superheroes like superman, batman and spiderman. The superhero is a fictional character created only for the benefit of comics and films. Quoted from wikipedia " A fictional character is a person, persona, identity, or character that comes from a work of fiction". These fictional characters have enormous economic value for film and comic companies. But is there a law that regulates the protection of creating fictional characters?
In modern times, memes are quite popular among all circles, but what do memes actually mean? A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that is passed from one person to another in a culture, usually as an image. Memes are used to share experiences, express thoughts and to create entertainment using text, images and videos. But have you ever thought that creating or distributing memes could be subject to copyright infringement?
Social media is a platform that is very popular with all people in Indonesia. Almost everyone has a social media account and uses it every day. There are many benefits that we can get from using social media, apart from entertainment, many people use social media for their business, some even use social media for their livelihoods. Because being a content creator is considered cool by young people, many young people today aspire to be content creators, such as Celebgram, YouTubers or TikTokers.
Grand Indonesia Mall was found to have breached Copyright because it utilized a sketch of the welcome monument as a logo without the authorization of the Copyright owners, particularly Henk Ngantung's heirs.
Making a creation and putting it in on a platform like YouTube has become common. At this time, many people can achieve a success through this pathway. Starting from gaming creator content, talkshow, live streamer, or music creation. Discussing about music, Anji, as one of Indonesian musician, discussed the current crimes that are still happening in digital music industry.
Nowadays, street style photograph is one of the hottest items within the fashion industry since it becomes the new way for fashion brands to promote their products through many parties such as highly-followers fashion influencers, models, and artists. So many fashion brands dig deeply their pocket to give their products as a gift to highly-followers fashion influencers, models, and artists for the purpose of street style marketing
Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesian IP Office) and National Collective Management Organization (NCMO) along with 8 (eight) Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) such as KCI, WAMI, RAI, SELMI, PAPPRI, ARDI, ARMINDO and SMI agreed on “Deklarasi Bali” in Bali on April 26, 2019.
In today's digital era, people are faced with world technology that is able to connect people with other communities through social media using internet. All information can be easily obtained through social media. One of the most popular social media by public today is Instagram. Through Instagram, each user can easily get information about everything from information on economic, politic, traffic, job vacancies and so on, even Instagram user can also share information about daily activities in photo or video for other users.