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Glenn Gould and the case for moral rights in sound recordings

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On the IPKat blog, Mira T. Sundara Rajan writes about one of the most gifted musicians of our generation and an interesting issue in moral rights: “[October 4] is the 33rd anniversary of the death of Glenn Gould – Canadian pianist and musician extraordinaire, who died in 1982, at the premature age of fifty. One… Continue reading

Airports, wildfires, cultural survival… and intellectual property

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On the IPKat blog, Mira T. Sundara Rajan writes about traditional knowledge and the treatment of an indigenous minority culture in Canada: “All airports are horrible, but every rule has an exception. In this case, the exception is YVR, Vancouver’s spectacular international airport, cradled between the mountains and the sea on Canada’s Pacific coast. But… Continue reading

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer”: a famous quote and the stamp of (in)authenticity

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      On the IPKat blog, Mira T. Sundara Rajan comments on a fascinating drama in which the principal actors are two literary ladies and, making a relatively rare appearance centre stage, the United States Postal Service. This is how Mira unrolls the sequence of events and explains their legal significance: In a commendable… Continue reading