Mark Twain, Lord Macauly and the Duration of Copyright

Mike Masnick from Techdirt put out a nice little piece on Mark Twain’s stance on copyright protection and its duration. It seems that the celebrated writer embodied – 100 years ago – both extreme positions that still shape our current discussions on copyright. Quite a fascinating read. And a funny one as well. Just try to imagine how Mr. Samuel L. Clemens appeared before a congressional committee and said the following two sentences: Continue reading

Welcome to German IT Law

Welcome to German IT Law, JBB‘s blog on the latest developments in German and European IP/IT, Technology, Media and Software Law. We are proud to provide you with information on new statutes, judgements and political approaches regarding cutting edge issues of the information society as well as on important general German and European judicial subjects that may be different from your legal system. Our aim is to assist you in identifying legal implications when doing business in Germany. As the contents of this blog will grow continually, it is going to give you a comprehensive selection of insightful contributions, we trust you will find informative and helpful.

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