Thursday 26 January 2012

1709 Blog Red Bus seminar: early announcement

The recent decision of Judge Colin Birss QC in Temple Island Collections Ltd v New English Teas Ltd & another [2012] EWPCC 1 has attracted a good deal of attention on the blogosphere and beyond in the way in which it has approached the scope of copyright protection which the creator of a photograph or digitally manipulated image might now expect to enjoy in the courts of England and Wales. Andy Johnstone authored a guest-note on this weblog here, while Catherine Lee provided this analysis for the IPKat and Rosie Burbidge has since posted her view of the ruling on Art & Artifice. Further comments come from ACID, NIPCLAW and beyond.

The 1709 Blog is to host a seminar on Tuesday 21 February 2012, 5.30pm to 7.00pm, at which Michael Edenborough QC -- who appeared for the successful claimant -- will give an explanation of the legal issues as the court has stated them. There will also be at least one other speaker who will seek to dissect the ruling, plus a small panel to help generate an informed discussion.  Olswang LLP has kindly once again consented to the use of its lovely High Holborn, London, office as our venue and 1709 Blogger John Enser, a partner in Olswang LLP, will take the chair.  Light refreshments are planned and at least 1 CPD point is hoped for. As usual for 1709 Blog events, admission will be FREE.

If you'd like to attend, please email me here, with the subject line "Red Bus Seminar" -- but don't expect an immediate response: I'll get back to you when I can.

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