For the half-year to 31 December 2014, the IPKat's regular team is supplemented by contributions from guest bloggers Rebecca Gulbul, Lucas Michels and Marie-Andrée Weiss.

Regular round-ups of the previous week's blogposts are kindly compiled by Alberto Bellan.

Friday, 27 May 2005

FED UP WITH LAWYERS? TRY THE TECHIES

If you're being plagued by counterfeiters, but don't like meetings with lawyers and trips to court, take another look at technical solutions to your problems. The bimonthly journal Product & Image Security, published by ECI International, carries both editorial and advertising content that demonstrates how much the average IP owner can do to detect fakes or to make his own products harder to copy.

The IPKat has just received the May/June 2005 issue, which carries on its cover the arresting statement:
"In the war against counterfeit and fraud, your basic and most effective weapon is the substrate your documents, packaging and labels are printed on".
Is this right? Merpel, for one, disagrees: "I think anyone's best weapon is their pricing policy. Their second best weapon is having a product no-one wants to copy anyway". What do visitors to this blog think? Please post your comments and let us know.

6 comments:

Peter said...

The use of technological protection measures is a good secondary layer for rightholders to protect their work, but it needs to be treated with caution. What needs to be avoided is a situation where access and copying are solely dictated by the rightholder, so that they effectively write their own law into their product. Whilst piracy is a legitimate problem for rightholders, locking up information from users wanting to make fair dealing and fair use of the work cannot be something that creates a net benefit to society.

Brian said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a advertising internet marketing missouri site/blog. It pretty much covers advertising internet marketing missouri related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

Dan said...

Good blog but without advertising award you have little chance of selling anything.

Brian said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a direct list mailing marketing site/blog. It pretty much covers direct list mailing marketing related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

Infactahost.com said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a internet marketing promotion advertising site/blog. It pretty much covers internet marketing promotion advertising related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

Anonymous said...

"No Charge Online Advertising Channels For Any Business"

Subscribe to the IPKat's posts by email here

Just pop your email address into the box and click 'Subscribe':