Protection against IP theft needs “big enough teeth” in more markets: solar energy entrepreneur
For some innovators, absolute secrecy seems to be the only way to truly protect their idea. We speak to a solar technology entrepreneur about his experience with IP theft and whether there is any alternative way forward for innovators in his industry.
Social media shaming: Boon or bane for independent designers?
Independent designers and brand owners are as susceptible to idea theft as ever, but increasingly, those affected have been eschewing troublesome legal processes for calling out the responsible parties on social media. PitchMark looks into the advantages and disadvantages of doing so, and if there are alternative solutions.
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Designer Virgil Abloh sued over disappearing Instagram post
Do you have the right to post a photo of your product on Instagram, when that photo was taken by someone else?
YouTube channel owner offers reward for lost Terms of Service
Live Better Music claims Epidemic Sound walked back on their music licensing agreement by making content claims on Live Better’s videos on YouTube. Live Better says it licensed the tracks from Epidemic Sound legally. Problem is, they can't find the previous Terms of Service document, which proves it.
Indian movie accused of copying background and plot
An Indian movie has allegedly copied the background of its movie poster from an artist, and has even supposedly stolen its plot from a French movie.
Japanese artist loses court case over copy of goldfish-filled phone booth
A Japanese artist has lost in court a case he brought against a merchants' association for copying his design of a phone booth filled with water and goldfish.
Ariana Grande sues Forever 21 for illegally using her likeness
Pop singer Ariana Grande has sued clothes retailer Forever 21 for using a model who looks very similar to her in their media campaign early this year.
Chinese company takes down copycat game after lawsuit from Blizzard
Sina Games, a Chinese game company, has taken down a game that it has been accused of copying from an American game company.
Model sues Jockey for below-the-belt business practices
An underwear model is suing Jockey for using his image long after his contract with them expired.
Tara Reid sues producers over Sharknado slot machines
Actress Tara Reid is suing the producers of Sharknado for using her image without her permission.
The cat-and-mouse game between politicians and musicians
Politicians are playing songs at their rallies, sometimes without permission, and the musicians are getting fed up with it.This tends to happen to conservative politicians, who are not aligned with popular musicians who are frequently left-leaning.Donald Trump, a divisive politician whose rallies have featured songs by Neil Young, Rihanna and Pharrell Williams, has received letters from them telli