International Copyright Laws

Business By akrainis Updated 6 Aug 2014 , 1:03pm by cai0311

akrainis Posted 6 Aug 2014 , 12:04pm
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I am very familiar with the copyright laws inside the US, however I recently moved abroad and was just asked about making a character cake. I immediately went into my spiel about how I will do a cake similar in theme, yada yada, copyright law, fines, etc. I was told "This isn't the US". And to that, I had no reply. 

Does copyright law hold up internationally? Is anyone familiar with this, or can you point me in the direction of where I can start looking? 

 

Thanks! 

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cai0311 Posted 6 Aug 2014 , 1:03pm
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AAfter a quick Google search I found a few articles you may want to read:

http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl100.html

http://www.rightsdirect.com/content/rd/en/toolbar/copyright_education/International_Copyright_Basics.html

On a side note, I would assume that large companies with iconic logos (Disney, Nike, Apple...) have taken measures to copyright / trademark their logos / characters in other countries besides the USA. Disney has themeparks in other countries (Japan, France, Hong Kong and China) which each have their own laws - but I don't think Disney would pick a country that would allow them to protect their assests.

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