Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Right is Born!

Here we go. The first post in the September 2012 archive. It’s not overtly poetic, not really creative even. But it exists, it’s written down (well on this blog, anyhow). We had the idea of putting these words into writing, and this post is the expression of that idea. And just like that, this brand […]

Does ‘Book’ belong to Facebook?

“You will not use our copyrights or trademarks (including Facebook, the Facebook and F Logos, FB, Face, Poke, Book and Wall), or any confusingly similar marks, except as expressly permitted by our Brand Usage Guidelines or with our prior written permission.”…says Facebook’s latest TOS (Terms of Service) to anybody accessing the website. And by merely […]

Songs.pk – Illegal Downloading takes a hit

The High Court of Calcutta, India has passed an ex-parte injunction order restraining major ISPs (Internet Service Providers) from providing access to http://www.songs.pk, the website that provides free music downloads amidst the recent international upsurge against online music piracy. The website, with a Pakistani country code, ‘.pk’ earned great popularity among downloaders who earlier rued […]

No Copyright for Copy writers?

The fact that advertising one-liners, slogans, headlines etc. cannot be copyrighted seems to be established law. There is a library’s worth of articles and studies all over the web that have systematically explained and analysed why this is so. It seems to be settled law that Advertisements are per se Copyrightable. Copyright protection subsists in […]