Should I copyright or patent my software?

Most discussions concerning protecting software touches upon this question, one way or the other. Patents and Copyrights are different forms of Intellectual Property, and they protect different aspects of a creation. Patents protect “concrete” ideas, and are intended to protect inventions – specific implementation or set of implementations of ideas. An example for a patentable…

Shakira’s “Loca” song in Copyright Infringement

The song LOCA, by the legendary Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira contained segments that were clearly copied from a track called “Loca con su Tiguere” by Ramon Arias Vazquez which was released in the late 1990’s. The Spanish version was released on 10 September 2010 and the English version on 13th September 2010. The sources say that…

Copyright the perfume

Article L. 112-1 of the French Intellectual Property Code provides that all works of the mind are protected whatever their genre, form of expression, merit, or purpose, provided that they are original. Perfumes have recently provided a prime example in France and the Netherlands. Article L.112-2 of the French Copyright Act The following, in particular,…