Under Singapore Law, “compilations” of information can be protected by copyright by reason of selection or arrangement of its contents. This lesser known aspect of copyright law was the subject of the recently concluded litigation between Global Yellow Pages Limited (“GYP”) – publisher of the “Yellow Pages” – and Promedia Directories Private Ltd (“Promedia”) – publisher of “The Green Book”.
A recent decision passed by the US Federal Court could have implications for the burgeoning yoga community worldwide. The Plaintiff was Bikram Choudhury, an Indian yoga teacher and the founder of Bikram Yoga. In 1979, Choudhury published his book – Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class – which set out a sequence of 26 yoga poses and […]
The history of IP protection has been a cat-and-mouse game between developments in technology and the fashioning of appropriate laws, which need to find a balance between protecting the rights of those who advance the technology, on the one hand, and the interests of the public in their use of these developments, on the other. […]