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Ugandan innovators urged to register intellectual properties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Attorney General and acting Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Jackson Kafuzi has urged Ugandans to register their intellectual property with the Uganda Registration Services Bureau in order for them to benefit from their inventions. Speaking to reporters at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, …

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France fines Google over news copyright

Paris, France | Xinhua | France on Tuesday fined Google 500 million euros (592 million U.S. dollars) for failing to offer a fair deal to local media companies for hosting their news content. The French Authority of Competition ordered Google to present, within the next two months, “an offer of remuneration …

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EU countries split over copyright overhaul

Bruxelles, Belgium | AFP | Divisions between EU countries could delay or derail plans to overhaul copyright law, an ambition that has set up a battle pitting media firms against internet giants like Facebook and Google. The European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission had planned to meet …

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Jamaican singer sues Miley Cyrus over lyric

New York, UNITED STATES | AFP | A Jamaican artist has filed a $300 million lawsuit against pop star Miley Cyrus over her 2013 hit “We Can’t Stop,” saying a key lyric was snatched from him. On the track about exploring sexual and other personal freedom, Cyrus sings, “And we can’t …

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Cardinal unhappy over copyright of Mother Teresa’s sari

Rome, Italy | AFP | The famous white sari with three blue borders worn by saint Mother Teresa has been copyrighted by nuns, and one of the Vatican’s top cardinals is not pleased. “Holy Mother Teresa of Calcutta is a universal symbol, beloved by believers (and) unbelievers,” said Cardinal Jose Saraiva …

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URRO: Operation on Ugandan book pirates starts 

All dealers in pirated and photocopied books are to face arrest and prosecution in line with the copyright and neighboring rights act as the Uganda Reproduction Rights Organization (URRO) teams up with the police to carry out an operation Under the copyright and neighboring rights act of 2006 and the …

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