Archive | Intellectual Property

3,14 or 50 Kinds of ‘Free’

Thanks to Hannah Rudman for sending me a link to an article on Chris Anderson’s ‘Long Tail’ website about ’14 Free Business Models’, which is based on a paper entitled ‘Copying and Copyright’ by Google’s economist, Hal Varian. The 14 business models which involve giving things away free include: ‘Sell Physical Complements’, ‘Advertise Yourself’, ‘Sell […]

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Cate Blanchett ‘Sparkles’

Congratulations to one of my client creative businesses, Sparkle Media on their successful projects in Australia ! The visual effects and animation company has recently worked in Australia with Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett and Joseph Fiennes, producing video footage for the multimedia theatrical performance Minutes of a Separation. Sparkle Media also worked for Reebok whilst […]

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Carnaby Street W1

Westminster Council bought the copyright in the design of its iconic street signs (pictured). This means that it can now generate income fom licensing this intellectual property to businesses. The designs were created by Misha Black in 1967 and the copyright remained with the designer until his death, when it passed to his estate. Black’s […]

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Beware ‘Copyright Grabs’

Photographer Chiz Dakin (Peak Images) asked me to warn other photographers about the problem of ‘copyright grabs’. Chiz is concerned about the trend for businesses, particularly large corporations, to “grab copyright in any image they can get their hands on”, as she puts it. This practice is a hazard for photographers who don’t carefully read […]

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Innovating for the ‘Base of the Pyramid’

TÉLO is the first public telephone especially designed for public transport vehicles. Using a card for payment, millions of people using public transport are already using the phone on buses, trains and underground transport networks. Founded in August 2004, by Paulo Lerner and André Averbug, Brazilian company PV Inova (Public Vehicular Innovations) invented the system […]

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