How this Singapore National Day song reflects evolving views of IP
Singapore marks its National Day every August, and one of the unique features of this annual celebration is the commissioning of a new National Day theme song. While the 2021 theme song The Road Ahead has been warmly received, that’s definitely not a sure thing every year — in fact, one of the hallmarks of the run-up to the National Day Parade is a spirited public debate over whether the theme son
Deliveries within minutes, dissatisfaction within weeks: Issa PR accuses Getir of idea theft
Getir is accused by Issa PR of ripping off ideas from their pitch, claims the Turkish grocery delivery company denies.
Ending exploitation of creative interns and freelancers — can it be done?
Companies in the media, communications and creative fields have no shortage of interns and freelancers to choose from. Unfortunately, these industries are also rife with exploitation. Can this come to an end?
IP Spotlight: Taking God to court
We’ve heard of large companies being accused of idea theft by independent innovators and smaller brands, but what happens when the alleged perpetrator is a religious institution? This is the situation Rome street artist Alessia Babrow has been grappling with. Last year, she discovered a stylised image of Christ she had created had been reproduced without her permission — by the Vatican itself.
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.