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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Round One to Publishers in Tiff Over Copying of Scientific Articles

Posted in Copyright, Patent
As discussed on TIPS a few months ago, a number of publishers of scientific journals have launched copyright lawsuits against a handful of law firms, alleging that the firms’ photocopying in connection with patent submissions constitutes infringement.  That dispute has now proceeded to the motion to dismiss phase, with U.S. District Judge Kyle of the … Continue Reading

No Copyright Protection for Yoga Poses and Sequence of Poses

Posted in Copyright
Yoga poses and sequences of poses are exercises and not subject to copyright law protection, announced the United States Copyright Office recently.  “Exercise is not a category of authorship in section 102 and thus a compilation of exercises would not be copyrightable subject matter,” according to the Office’s statement of policy.  The policy made clear … Continue Reading