|Left to right: Lavinia Carey (British Video Association),|
IPKat team member Jeremy and ex-IP Minister David Lammy MP
|The Welsh Killer Sheep, trained from the cradle|
to go for the jugular. This is why there are no
longer any lions in the Welsh hillsides
|And if it doesn't|
work, just hit the
The Santa Brand. If you read nothing else, says the IPKat, you must read this set of specifications for the Santa Brand, contained in the deliciously thoughtful Santa Brandbook from Quietroom. A thousand thanks to the modest, self-effacing, self-designated "sad librarian" Chris Torrero for the link, and indeed for the many other links he has supplied over the past months and beyond.
generate wind power
dispelling clouds of
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More on St Columba again. In yesterday's post here on the forthcoming Irish review of copyright in the digital thingy, the IPKat described this saint as "daringly copying a restricted-access public domain work", asking, "If he lived today, would he be the patron saint of Google Book and Wikileaks?" He has since received a response from his amiable and decidedly scholarly friend George Souter (of not Lamb or Lammy but Lammi & Partners). Writes George:
"Did St Columba really start the trend? I was brought up with the legend that the “to every cow its calf, to every book its copy” decision in the St Columba case was the fount of copyright law”.
|There's nothing like a bit of library-|
based research, says the Kat
Anyone for tea? The Hindu Business Line reports that not everyone in India is happy with the present arrangement there for the protection of Darjeeling Tea and Tirupathi Laddu as geographical indications (GIs). Two petitions for rectification of the GI register and possible removal of those appellations have been filed with the office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, has taken cognisance of two petitions for ‘rectification' and possible removal of Geographical Indication (GI) tags with respect to two entries in the GI Registry. Under s.11(1) of the Geographical Indication of Goods Act 1999 an application for registration should originate from association of persons or producers, or any organisation or authority established by or under law for the time being in force representing the interest of the producers of the concerned goods. In the case of Darjeeling Tea, however, India's Tea Board, a statutory body set up to regulate exports and trade is arguably not however "part of its value chain and/or its producer". This is the work of none other than Mr R.S. Praveen Raj, the Secular Citizen himself and in indefatigable champion of various causes. The Kat suspects that he has not heard the last of this adventure.