I mentioned the National Portrait Gallery & Derek Coetzee / Wikipedia / Wikimedia saga previously.
Here are some interesting links to more views or comments on the saga:
- Jurisdiction? EFF lawyer Fred von Lohmann, who's acting for Mr Coetzee, thinks this case is important in relation to the more general issue of the global jurisdictional reach of copyright laws
- Copyright & originality. A Conflict between Old and New Media, an article by Alan MacDougall on the Society for Computers and Law site, deals with the copyright law issue of "originality" - the US case of Bridgeman Art Libraries v Corel Corp 36 F Supp 2d 191, the Privy Council case on which Bridgeman was based (Interlego v Tyco Industries Inc & Ors (Hong Kong)  UKPC 3) and the relevance of Interlego in the UK today after the Court of Appeal case of Hyperion Records Ltd v Sawkins  EWCA Civ 565
- Database rights. On the issue of whether Mr Coetzee could be in breach of the NPG's database right in the database of photos of public domain paintings, see barrister Francis Davey's analysis in particular based on the European Court of Justice's decision in Fixtures Marketing v OPAP C-444/02.
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