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Question: “Like the peasant lands of a few centuries ago, cyberspace is currently a commons....”
(Lindenshmidt, 2004)

Describe and distinguish between the main features of the “creative commons” and “copyleft” movements, and critically evaluate the viability of such idealistic movements in a time of global recession and political conflict.

Creative Commons and Copyleft Assignment
Intellectual Property Individual Assignment

Abstract: This assignment discusses the different facets of the two Anti-Copyright movements, their strengths and their weaknesses in practice. It will also attempt to show what critiques and supporters view the licensing systems.

Answer: Indeed the Internet has become a worldwide global phenomenon, giving everyone access to a wide range of information. The Internet has allowed people to communicate, organize, and mobilize more quickly and efficiently...


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Details: - Mark: 75% | Course: Intellectual Property Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1618 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2010 | Date submitted: December 05, 2011 | Coursework ID: 703

Question: Critically evaluate the legislative developments that have taken place in the field of patents on pharmaceutical products and processes since the agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

Answer: A large proportion of patents annually granted in the world relates to pharmaceutical products and processes. Litigation relating to those patents is also abundant, particularly in relation to biotechnology-based pharmaceuticals. The adoption...


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Details: - Mark: 68% | Course: Intellectual Property Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3747 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2000 | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 396

Question: 'The conception of authorship in UK copyright law in no way presupposes that the author of a protected copyright work is a genius, but it does presuppose that the author is an individual, whether this individual is a human being or a legal person such as a company.' Discuss, paying particular attention to the following questions: Is this an accurate description of the author in UK copyright law? How, if at all, is collective creativity encouraged by UK copyright law? Could or should the law enforce the notion - advanced by commentators such as Jaszi and Woodmansee - that creativity is inevitably collaborative in nature?

Answer: In copyright law to date, the author acts as the centralising point around which the rules and concepts of the law are organised. With this in mind, deciding upon an accepted notion...


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Details: - Mark: 67% | Course: Intellectual Property Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2040 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 393

Question: Critically discuss the concept of originality. To what extent does it need re-appraisal, particularly in the light of recent European developments? (10 Marks 800 words)

Answer: Section (1) (1) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 states that copyright subsists in ‘original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works.’ However, the Act does not state what ‘original’ means....


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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: Intellectual Property Law | Year: 1st | Words: 769 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 19, 2008 | Coursework ID: 126

Question: Patents on pharmaceutical products and processes.

Answer: A large proportion of patents annually granted in the world relates to pharmaceutical products and processes. Litigation relating to those patents is also abundant, particularly in relation to biotechnology-based pharmaceuticals. The adoption...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Intellectual Property Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3714 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 19, 2008 | Coursework ID: 129

Question: Assess the impact of digital information, particularly that of computer programs, on Intellectual Property Law. What can be and has been done to meet the demands of this dynamic new area of law.

Answer: This essay shall focus on the impact of Digital Information, and particularly that of computer programs, on Intellectual Property law, and what can be and has been done to meet the demands...


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Details: - Mark: 63% | Course: Intellectual Property Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2558 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 391

Question: The Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988

Answer: The Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 was implemented to protect the creator of an original work. Copyright prevents plagiarism and unfair exploitation of a person’s work and allows the creator to...


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Details: - Mark: 63% | Course: Intellectual Property Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2605 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 390

Question: How do moral rights differ from other rights in copyright? Critically discuss particularly in the context of multi media work.

Answer: Copyright can be thought of as a bundle of economic rights and moral rights. The basic framework of these rights is statutory, although the explanatory case law is of great importance. Copyright...


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Details: - Mark: 63% | Course: Intellectual Property Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2017 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 19, 2008 | Coursework ID: 127

Question: What is intellectual property? How is it justified?

Answer: Traditionally the term ‘property’ was concerned with the regulation and control of tangible goods such as land or a house. However, the change in the commercial climate has meant that there is...


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Details: - Mark: 61% | Course: Intellectual Property Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1891 | References: Yes | Date written: October, 2002 | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 392

Question: There has been some argument that recent decisions, which appear to downplay the importance of a misrepresentation damaging to the claimant’s goodwill as a necessary element in passing off, demonstrate a trend towards the metamorphosis of passing off into a tort of unfair competition.

Critically discuss this statement.

LLB Hons., 3RD Year
Mark - 60%

Answer: Introduction The aim of this coursework is to understand the nature of Passing Off and its key concepts and through judicial statements be able to define passing off, an area of intellectual...


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Details: - Mark: 60% | Course: Intellectual Property Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2571 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2013 | Date submitted: November 04, 2014 | Coursework ID: 885


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