In July 2013, the Hong Kong government conducted a public consultation on the treatment of parody under the copyright regime. Building on two earlier consultations on digital copyright reform in December 2006 and April 2008, this latest consultation identified three legislative options: (1) clarifying the threshold for criminal copyright infringement; (2) introducing a specific criminal […]
Jennifer O'Dell is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall and Denise Brunsdon is a social media writer and researcher. Only one post remains on the Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion Tumblr and it is tellingly tagged "RIP" and "the dion effect." Dion's lawyers sent Nick Angiolillo, the New York blogger who runs the satirical Tumblr site […]
Jeffrey O'Brien is a JD candidate at the University of Alberta. Louis Vuitton may not have expected much of a counterattack when it sought to prevent Danish artist Nadia Plesner’s use of the fashion mogul’s recognizable handbags in her pictures, but the civil court at The Hague has recently ruled in her favour.