Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission

1.Cariou vs. Prince


Richard Prince is famous for transforming the work of others to create new meaning in his own work. A French photographer Patrick use 41 images of Richard Prince, claiming fair use that he created new meaning out of the photographs. The first outcome of the case was in favour for Cariou in 2011, claiming the changes made to Cariou’s photographs weren’t significant enough to constitute a change in meaning, fair use.

——————————- The Copyright Permission Request Form Letter——————————-

To:____Owner’s Name____
Email:____Owner’s Email Address____

I, ____Your Name____, request your permission to reprint the following items (described below) on my Web page:
________Your URL________. I intend to use the copy(s) for the following:

__ Personal use
__ Research
__ Commercial use
__ Reporting __ Criticism or Review
__ Education

A patent is a right granted to the owner of an invention that prevents others from making, using, importing or selling the invention without his permission.

2.Microsoft get 10000th patents


The company gives workers up to $1,500 each time they apply for a patent on the invention. Once a patent is granted, Microsoft workers get a plaque that includes a copy of the first page of the patent application. It now has more than 100 people in its patent group

3.Apple vs. Samsung patent trial


Apple filed suit against Samsung, accusing it of infringing several patents. Samsung then filed counterclaims against Apple. There were 5 patent issue held by Apple and 2 held by Samsung. One of it is Slide unlock for Apple and covers video transmission functionality for Samsung. In the end, both companies were found guilty of infringing some of each other’s patents and ordered to pay damages.

4.Apple vs. Creative


Creative sued Apple in May, claiming the iPod maker was infringing on its patents. The outcome was Apple Computer and Creative Technology settle their legal dispute over music player patents for $100 million, paid by Apple. Creative grants Apple a license for the user interface used in Zen music players.

Trademark is a recognizable sign which identifies products or services from those of others.

5.McCurry Restaurant vs. McDonald’s Corporation10

The outcome was that McCurry restaurant found no guilty in associating with the MacDonald trademark as McCurry Restaurant does not label its food items on the menu with the prefix “Mc.”