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SKP IP BLOG – our Blog is about the most important and
interesting areas of intellectual property law, including copyrights,
film, media, advertising and internet law, personal rights
and the laws concerning innovative technologies.

It is directed to creators, producers, and people in the media and
creative sectors as well to the general business community who handle IP law each day,

sometimes without even knowing so.

It covers inter alia culture, technology, art, entertainment,
advertising, sports and science.

We discuss some of the most inspiring and influential cases, presenting
our analysis and commentary, highlighting practical issues regarding the
use of the provisions at hand in the European Union, Poland and Globally.

The Blog is created by the team at

 SKP Ślusarek Kubiak Pieczyk

FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
First applications for incentives in 2022 on the PISF reserve list
The register of financial support kept by the Polish Film Institute shows that the first applications for financial support this year were placed on a reserve list. This means that the pool of funds provided in 2022 for this form of support for producers of audiovisual works is about to be used up. Under the [...]

FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
Liability for disseminating disparaging content on the Internet
According to the report of the Central Statistical Office entitled "Information society in Poland in 2021", published on 21 February this year [1], last year 92.4 percent of Polish households had access to the Internet. Unfortunately, as the number of Internet users increases, so does the potential scale of infringements of third-party rights online, which [...]

NEW TECH & INNOVATIONS
Implementing AI-based automation - practical challenges
There is an anecdote circulating in the IT industry and among lawyers dealing with artificial intelligence. A contractor talking about the advantages of his solution focuses on how smart it is and repeatedly refers to the term 'artificial intelligence'. After the presentation, the contracting authority asks if the contractor is following the development of the [...]


ADVERTISING & EVENTS
Social media - how to run it to avoid legal problems
A social media presence seems to be a given in every industry. Nowadays, it is difficult to conduct any promotional activities without them. However, it is worth considering how to publish posts and reports in order not to violate the law. Almost all companies and agencies operating in the MICE industry have their own social [...]


FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
What's new in the 2022 Operational Programmes?
4 February 2022 was the deadline for submitting applications under the first session of the Film Production Operational Programme for 2022. What are the Operational Programmes of the Polish Film Institute and what changes await us this year? PISF Operational Programmes The act of 30 June 2005 on cinematography obliges the Polish Film Institute to [...]


FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
Is an indebted affiliate really the fifth wheel? About financial support from PISF
Providing financial support by the Polish Film Institute is undoubtedly an important aspect of creating conditions for the development of Polish audiovisual projects. However, when filling in applications for grants and incentives, the applicant may be in doubt whether the condition of its affiliated entities may prevent it from receiving funding. Therefore, does the bad [...]


ADVERTISING & EVENTS
YouTube channel as a VOD service - notification obligation and other requirements under the Broadcasting Act.
The National Broadcasting Council has issued a communiqué reminding of the obligation to apply for an entry on the list kept by the Chairman of the National Broadcasting Council. The communiqué also confirms that - upon fulfilling certain prerequisites - the obligation to notify, and consequently other obligations incumbent on VOD providers, also covers entities [...]


NEW TECH & INNOVATIONS
The use of facial recognition technology. An ease or a threat?
Face recognition technology is nothing else than the possibility of automatic identification of a person on the basis of their photo (digital image). It is based on comparing a recorded or continuously registered image to a previously collected database. Let's consider the benefits but also the risks of this technology and whether it is worth [...]


ADVERTISING & EVENTS
Virtual meetings - how to keep your data safe
In the era of the epidemic threat, virtual meetings have strongly increased in popularity. The growth of this form of organising training and conferences has created new challenges for agencies and their clients regarding the security of personal data and the preparation of events in a way that complies with RODO regulations. The source of [...]


LSW
Merry and peaceful Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year!
Merry Christmas wishes, having fun, from all of LSW. Thank you for your presence and trust in 2021 and see you in 2022.     With greetings The team of IP Blog and LSW Law Firm


FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
Film production: licence or copyright transfer agreement?
In film production, the standard - resulting both from the requirements of financing public institutions and the weakness of Polish legal regulations on licensing, which do not guarantee the stability of such licensing relations - is the conclusion of agreements on the transfer of rights. An exception is sometimes the inclusion of existing music or [...]


About us

SKP IP BLOG – our Blog is about the most important and
interesting areas of intellectual property law, including copyrights,
film, media, advertising and internet law, personal rights
and the laws concerning innovative technologies.

It is directed to creators, producers, and people in the media and
creative sectors as well to the general business community who handle IP law each day,

sometimes without even knowing so.

It covers inter alia culture, technology, art, entertainment,
advertising, sports and science.

We discuss some of the most inspiring and influential cases, presenting
our analysis and commentary, highlighting practical issues regarding the
use of the provisions at hand in the European Union, Poland and Globally.

The Blog is created by the team at

 SKP Ślusarek Kubiak Pieczyk


FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
First applications for incentives in 2022 on the PISF reserve list
The register of financial support kept by the Polish Film Institute shows that the first applications for financial support this year were placed on a reserve list. This means that the pool of funds provided in 2022 for this form of support for producers of audiovisual works is about to be used up. Under the [...]


FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
Liability for disseminating disparaging content on the Internet
According to the report of the Central Statistical Office entitled "Information society in Poland in 2021", published on 21 February this year [1], last year 92.4 percent of Polish households had access to the Internet. Unfortunately, as the number of Internet users increases, so does the potential scale of infringements of third-party rights online, which [...]


NEW TECH & INNOVATIONS
Implementing AI-based automation - practical challenges
There is an anecdote circulating in the IT industry and among lawyers dealing with artificial intelligence. A contractor talking about the advantages of his solution focuses on how smart it is and repeatedly refers to the term 'artificial intelligence'. After the presentation, the contracting authority asks if the contractor is following the development of the [...]


ADVERTISING & EVENTS
Social media - how to run it to avoid legal problems
A social media presence seems to be a given in every industry. Nowadays, it is difficult to conduct any promotional activities without them. However, it is worth considering how to publish posts and reports in order not to violate the law. Almost all companies and agencies operating in the MICE industry have their own social [...]


FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
What's new in the 2022 Operational Programmes?
4 February 2022 was the deadline for submitting applications under the first session of the Film Production Operational Programme for 2022. What are the Operational Programmes of the Polish Film Institute and what changes await us this year? PISF Operational Programmes The act of 30 June 2005 on cinematography obliges the Polish Film Institute to [...]


FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
Is an indebted affiliate really the fifth wheel? About financial support from PISF
Providing financial support by the Polish Film Institute is undoubtedly an important aspect of creating conditions for the development of Polish audiovisual projects. However, when filling in applications for grants and incentives, the applicant may be in doubt whether the condition of its affiliated entities may prevent it from receiving funding. Therefore, does the bad [...]


ADVERTISING & EVENTS
YouTube channel as a VOD service - notification obligation and other requirements under the Broadcasting Act.
The National Broadcasting Council has issued a communiqué reminding of the obligation to apply for an entry on the list kept by the Chairman of the National Broadcasting Council. The communiqué also confirms that - upon fulfilling certain prerequisites - the obligation to notify, and consequently other obligations incumbent on VOD providers, also covers entities [...]


NEW TECH & INNOVATIONS
The use of facial recognition technology. An ease or a threat?
Face recognition technology is nothing else than the possibility of automatic identification of a person on the basis of their photo (digital image). It is based on comparing a recorded or continuously registered image to a previously collected database. Let's consider the benefits but also the risks of this technology and whether it is worth [...]


ADVERTISING & EVENTS
Virtual meetings - how to keep your data safe
In the era of the epidemic threat, virtual meetings have strongly increased in popularity. The growth of this form of organising training and conferences has created new challenges for agencies and their clients regarding the security of personal data and the preparation of events in a way that complies with RODO regulations. The source of [...]


LSW
Merry and peaceful Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year!
Merry Christmas wishes, having fun, from all of LSW. Thank you for your presence and trust in 2021 and see you in 2022.     With greetings The team of IP Blog and LSW Law Firm