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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
Film development – practical tips
In film production, the development period is the most creative one. However, it is essential to check at this stage whether all creative concepts are feasible in organisational, financial, and legal aspects. The fluency of further work and the success of the whole film production project also depends on the reliable execution of development. Which [...]

FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
When fiction can offend. Examples of infringement of personal rights in fictional films
"Fictional works are not outlawed if they defame real people," said a US federal court in a dispute between chess champion Nona Gaprindashvili and Netflix. The famous chess player sued the platform for defamation over words spoken in the series "The Queen's Gambit". During a tournament in Moscow, the announcer introduces the main character (fictional [...]

FASHION, CULTURE & ART
When do historians have to apologize for the results of their research? On the collision between the freedom of scientific research and the memory of the deceased.
The results of scientific research, especially historical research, sometimes lead to a clash of values: the right to freedom of scientific research and the right to the protection of personal property consisting in the memory of a deceased person. So when does a historian have to apologize for his work? What lessons for historical researchers [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


NEW TECH & INNOVATIONS
Introduction to blockchain
Blockchain technology is an essential pillar of the Web 3.0 (Web 3.0) concept and, alongside machine learning and the internet of things, is seen as a critical innovation that will change the existing face of the internet. The idea of Web 3.0, unlike its predecessors 1.0 and 2.0, assumes a decentralised and propertarian nature of [...]


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
Film development – practical tips
In film production, the development period is the most creative one. However, it is essential to check at this stage whether all creative concepts are feasible in organisational, financial, and legal aspects. The fluency of further work and the success of the whole film production project also depends on the reliable execution of development. Which [...]


FILM, MEDIA & GAMING
When fiction can offend. Examples of infringement of personal rights in fictional films
"Fictional works are not outlawed if they defame real people," said a US federal court in a dispute between chess champion Nona Gaprindashvili and Netflix. The famous chess player sued the platform for defamation over words spoken in the series "The Queen's Gambit". During a tournament in Moscow, the announcer introduces the main character (fictional [...]


FASHION, CULTURE & ART
When do historians have to apologize for the results of their research? On the collision between the freedom of scientific research and the memory of the deceased.
The results of scientific research, especially historical research, sometimes lead to a clash of values: the right to freedom of scientific research and the right to the protection of personal property consisting in the memory of a deceased person. So when does a historian have to apologize for his work? What lessons for historical researchers [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]