1. The concept of novelty of the invention in the patent law. The concept of the prior art. Rules determining the novelty of an invention.
2. Civil protection of copyright.
3. Make a diagram of the "Principles of Copyright"
The author of the textbook "Classical Mechanics" entered into a contract with the publishing house, is not indicated in the contract the work was light and the life of the contract. After one year from the date of transfer of the publisher of the manuscript the authors asked, and when their benefits will be released to the public. Not having received a definite answer, they passed this benefit to other publishers, specifying the period of publication. The agreement with the first publisher, they promised to cancel. When the authors informed the publisher of the termination of the Agreement, the publishing house told them that as a term of the contract is not provided, it means that the rights to the benefits given to all publishers, and creators benefit more than any copyrights did not enjoy.
Who in this dispute is right and how it should be resolved, if the author applied to the court? What are the essential conditions of an author´s contract? What is the difference between an author´s contract on transfer of exclusive and non-exclusive rights?
The team of authors signed a contract with the publisher on the publication of a textbook on physics. Publisher has undertaken considerable work on the preparation for publication of the textbook authors and paid 60% of remuneration. However, due to lack of funds the publication of textbooks in the light was transferred to another private publishers. The authors found that the manuscript of the second publisher was lost.
When the manuscript is still found, it turned out that the chapter written by the deceased author, has been replaced by the head, prepared by another person without the consent of the heirs of the deceased and a group of authors of the textbook.
Authors interested in: whether it was entitled to publishing without their consent to transfer to another edition of the textbook publishing; to whom and what requirements they could show the loss of the manuscript; how to evaluate the replacement of chapters written by the deceased, the head of another author?