Entries Posted in"Copyright Infringement"

What Exactly Is a Copyright? What Exactly Is a Patent?

Published January 1, 2015

If you happen to be a writer or are drinking tons of espresso every night struggling to be one, you should know about copyright. You wouldn’t want anybody claiming credit (even worse, payment) for the hard work you’ve finally completed and published, would you? ..Not after all that Espresso! What Is a Copyright? Essentially, copyright is a way of protecting the original works of writers, authors, song writers, playwrights or any other originally-created work with authorship. These generally include works that are literary, musical, artistic and dramatic by nature and other works that are set in a tangible medium of […]

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How Intellectual Property Law May Have Destroyed Men’s Shaving In America

Published July 13, 2014

Over a hundred years ago The Gillette Safety Razor Company patented its method of manufacturing cheap but effective safety razors which allowed men to shave safely and effectively at home. This had a dreadful effect on Barbershops who previously had a monopoly on shaving. The incredible success of this product proved to be a double edged razor, sorry, a double edged sword. As the Gillette Company realized that their patents would only run for twenty years the quest was on for new and improved variations on the shaving experience. This quest for new intellectual property rights has led over the […]

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Razor Manufacturing Giant Gillette Filing A Patent For 3D Printed Razor Blades

Published July 2, 2014

If you have been keeping tabs on the newest groundbreaking technology and innovations than you have probably been exposed to 3D printing technology. 3D printers first came around a few years ago, but recently the technology has been molded for many different manufacturing uses. The newest use for 3D technology is razor blades. That’s right, 3D razor blades. Gillette has filed a patent that states they will experiment by stepping away from the typical additive manufacturing for their prototypes and take their hand at 3D printing. This posed many challenges for manufactures in the past, but Gillette is confident that […]

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Copyright Infringement In The 21st Century

Published January 3, 2014

Finding yourself in a situation where a person feels like their rights have been infringed upon due to someone else stealing their intellectual property is definitely a tough spot to be found in. There are several forms of intellectual property theft, one of them being copyright infringement. Copyright infringement encompasses many aspects; everything from redistribution of works with or without monetary gain, displaying of copyrighted materials without permission, and making derivative works without proper consent. Copyright cases are fairly difficult to prove in court for several reasons: Proving damage and/or quantifying the damage is difficult. Copyright infringement, unless direct and […]

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Anti-Piracy Movement To Sue Canadians For Illegal Downloading

Published November 28, 2013

Piracy has been a highly-contest legal issue since the days of Napster. Nowadays, however, piracy is a lot more high-tech; hiding sneakily below the surface with blocked IP addresses, rerouting of information, and off-shore main frames. The people fighting piracy, however, are also getting more high-tech. This ongoing fight between the powers that be has turned into a game of cat and mouse, with the mouse generally winning. The chase is now coming to Canada. While it’s much more common to see people prosecuted for piracy in the United States by way of massive lawsuits they can never hope to […]

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