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Teachers and students in the EU get the answers to their copyright questions

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New FAQs on copyright for teachers: The EUIPO Observatory has launched a new web page to guide European teachers and students on their copyright journey

The world of education has undergone profound changes in the past decade, particularly when it comes to online teaching practices. The increased digitalisation of this sector has been further accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New opportunities and challenges have created legal uncertainty in the educational community about the resources they can or cannot use in day-to-day educational practice.

‘Winnie the Pooh' and 400,000 Sound Recordings Enter the Public Domain

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Novels by Agatha Christie, William Faulkner and all pre-1923 sound recordings

A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, classic novels by Ernest Hemingway and Agatha Christie and hundreds of thousands of pre-1923 sound recordings are among the works that entered that public domain on New Year’s Day 2022, reported Rolling Stone.

EPO announces winners of the European Inventor Award 2021

The European Patent Office (EPO) today announced the winners of the European Inventor Award 2021, its prestigious annual innovation prize.  The individuals and teams were recognised for their innovative contributions in the fields of nasal drug delivery, DNA-based data storage, nanomaterials in dentistry, solar cells for self-charging devices, organic semiconductors, and advances in tissue engineering.

EUIPO: 6.8% of EU imports are counterfeits

  • Counterfeit products can pose serious health and safety risks
  • 6.8% of EU imports – worth EUR 121 billion – are counterfeits
  • EUR 4 billion worth of counterfeit pharmaceuticals are traded worldwide

According to the study European Citizens and Intellectual Property (IP) carried out by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, consumers still find it hard to distinguish between genuine and fake goods.

New ABC Application Gets Accessible Books Directly to People who are Print-Disabled

WIPO’s Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) has launched a new application that makes accessible digital books available for direct download by individuals who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled.

ABC Global Book Service's business application is provided free of charge and connects participating libraries for the blind, known as authorized entities, to allow the sharing of accessible books.

Holograms Make Tasty Addition To Food Safety

News that holograms could be ‘printed’ on food shows how innovation continues to push the technology’s boundaries, says the International Hologram Manufacturers Association.

The move follows reports from the USA that scientists have moulded edible holograms onto chocolate. Although it’s early days, and the process only works for certain types of confection, the development could open-up a host of exciting future possibilities around the control and labelling of food, says the IHMA.

Word of the Day: Moral rights

Moral rights evolve together with the creation of an artistic work and last up to 70 years after the death of the creator. Moral rights consist of the right of attribution and the right of integrity, meaning that you  should always be properly named when the work is being presented and no one can change your work without having your permission.