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Copyright and Trademark Advice for Photographers - Copyright Buddy

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August 7, 2013

Copyright registration in New Zealand

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Copyright protection is one of the hottest topics of the day. That’s because the progress of information technologies, including the Internet, have made it possible to transfer data over long distances almost instantly, which is not always good for intellectual property. Probably you’ve heard about quite a few cases when artwork was used on a wide scale without the author’s permission. To avoid such situations, think about copyright registration.

In earlier articles, we described copyright registration procedures for the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In this article, we’ll tell you how to protect your intellectual property rights in New Zealand.

Well, the New Zealand law on intellectual property significantly differs from the laws applicable in other countries. The fact is that any author’s rights are automatically secured at the moment of creating artwork. In other words, the New Zealand law doesn’t stipulate copyright registration. You don’t have to fill in any forms or pay a fee to register your intellectual property rights. Your authorship is implicitly assigned to you. Read More

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August 2, 2013

How To Copyright Photos in UK

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Nowadays copyright protection is one of the hottest issues. That’s because the swift progress of information technologies, and especially of the Internet, made it possible to transfer information over long distances faster and faster, which is not always good for everybody. We can often see copyright violated and intellectual property made available for the public without the author’s permission. To avoid such situations, think about copyright registration.

If you get copyright, it will be a strong argument in case of questions about authorship. For example, many social networks handle a huge amount of complaints demanding to remove illegally used content. Before taking a decision on removing the disputed content, the administration usually asks if copyright is available. To keep your intellectual property intact, copyright your photos. Read More

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July 31, 2013

How to Register Copyright in Australia

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We live in the age of information technologies, when one person can send data to millions of others in a couple of seconds. However, the swift progress of the Internet is not always good for intellectual property issues. There are quite a few well-publicized cases of reporters illegitimately using someone else’s photos for their own articles. Moreover, famous photographers’ artwork was sometimes used for a promo, while the authors didn’t even know about that. Surely, you’ve heard such stories, in which photographers had to assert their copyright for photos by suing illegitimate users.

In earlier articles, we already described copyright registration procedures for the United States and Canada. In this article, we’ll tell you how to protect your intellectual property in Australia. Read More