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USA: campaign rallies and music: do artists have the right to demand politicians stop using their songs?

During a campaign rally last month in West Virginia, Donald Trump’s team played a classic Aerosmith song, “Living on the Edge,” before he took to the stage.


The lead singer of Aerosmith, Steven Tyler, got wind of the usage and demanded that Trump and his campaign stop playing any of the band’s music at their rallies or public events.  Tyler tweeted, “This is not about Dems vs. Repub. I do not let anyone use my songs without permission.  My music is for causes, not political campaigns or rallies.  Protecting songwriters is what I’ve been fighting for even before this current administration took office.”

Tyler’s stance left people on social media questioning whether it was really possible for an artist to control when their music is played, or whether an artist could dictate that their music can only be played on certain mediums or at certain events.

Protection of creative and non-creative databases

All around the world databases are copyright objects and are protected in accordance with its tenets. A database is a compilation of works, data or other materials, i.e. collection of facts, arranged in a systematic or methodical way. In other words, the data are made up based on the logical rules set up by the compiler.

The facts themselves can not be protected under copyright but their organization and layout can, provided that the compilation shows a certain level of creativity on the part of the author.

Usually creative databases are subject to copyright protection. Herewith, in different jurisdictions the creativity level has not been determined explicitly. Therefore, in the world there formed two approaches: protection of creative and non-creative databases.

Trademarks Infringement - world judicial practice

International trademark infringement cases commonly result from the use of linguistically or phonetically similar words or phrases in another language. However in some cases they result from companies specifically copying profitable and well-known brands to increase their business.

“Borrowing” the branding of another company can bring financial gain and increased exposure to a lesser-known, local company. However, positioning a company to profit off of the branding of another does not come without repercussions. That being said, some companies will still try to get away with it.

What new in industrial designs - amendments 2015

The world does not stand still and develops at a frantic pace. New technologies are being developed and implemented, the already used facilities are being improved, innovative design solutions are being invented to attract customers, increase demand and improve functional characteristics of products. Every year the interest of manufacturers from different countries of the world is being increased to consolidation of their positions in sales markets and legal protection of their products from unfair competition.

Russian Federal Law on advertising

Russian Federal Law on advertising

NO. 38-FZ OF MARCH 13, 2006

Chapter 1. General Provisions

Article 1. The Goals of the Present Federal Law
Article 2. The Applicability of the Present Federal Law
Article 3. The Basic Terms Used in the Present Federal Law
Article 4. The Legislation of the Russian Federation on Advertising
Article 5. The General Requirements Applicable to Advertising
Article 6. Protecting Minors in Advertising
Article 7. The Goods Whose Advertising Is Prohibited
Article 8. Advertising Goods in Distance Selling
Article 9. Advertising Concerning Promotion Events
Article 10. Social Advertising
Article 11. The Effective Term of an Advertisement Deemed an Offer
Article 12. The Term of Storage of Advertising Materials
Article 13. Provision of Information by an Advertiser
Chapter 2. The Details of Specific Advertising Techniques
Article 14. Advertising in Television Programmes and Television Broadcasts
Article 15. Advertising in Radio Programmes and Radio Broadcasts
Article 16. Advertising in Periodical Printed Publications
Article 17. Advertising Distributed when Cinema and Video Services Are Provided
Article 18. Advertisements Distributed via Electric Communication Networks
Article 19. Outdoor Advertising and the Erection of Advertising Structures
Article 20. Advertising on Vehicles and Through the Use Thereof
Chapter 3. The Details of Advertising of Specific Types of Goods
Article 21. Advertising Alcohol Products

Article 22. Abrogated

Article 23. Abrogated

Article 24. Advertising Medicines, Medical Articles and Medical Services, Methods of Prophylaxis, Diagnosis, Treatment and Medical Rehabilitation, Folk Medicine Methods

Article 25. Advertising Biologically-Active Supplements, Food Supplements and Infant Food
Article 26. Advertising Military-Purpose Products and Weapons
Article 27. Advertising Gambling and Wagers
Article 28. Advertising Financial Services
Article 29. Advertising Securities
Article 30. Advertising the Services of Concluding a Contract of Annuity Including a Contract of Life Annuity with Life Estate
Article 30.1. Advertising Mediators' Activities Supporting the Conduct of a Mediation Proceeding
Chapter 4. Self-Regulation in the Area of Advertising
Article 31. Self-Regulating Organisations in the Area of Advertising
Article 32. The Rights of a Self-Regulating Organisation in the Area of Advertising
Chapter 5. State Supervision in the Area of Advertising. Accountability for Breaches of the Legislation of the Russian Federation on Advertising
Article 33. The Powers of the Anti-Monopoly Body to Exercise State Supervision in the Area of Advertising
Article 34. Furnishing Information to the Anti-Monopoly Body
Article 35. The Duties of the Anti-Monopoly Body in the Observance of Commercial, Service and Other Law-Protected Secrets
Article 36. Decisions and Orders of the Anti-Monopoly Body According to the Results of Examination of Cases when Action Is Brought on Evidence of a Breach of the Legislation of the Russian Federation on Advertising
Article 37. Disputing Decisions and Orders of the Anti-Monopoly Body
Article 38. Accountability for a Breach of the Legislation of the Russian Federation on Advertising
Chapter 6. Conclusive Provisions
Article 39. The Entry into Force of the Present Federal Law
Article 40. Regulating Relations in the Area of Advertising from the Date of Entry into Force of the Present Federal Law

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