1710 - the Copyright Act in England. The first in the history. According to him, the author had the right to sell the rights to his creation for 14 years, after which the right of return, and he was able to re-sell them. What is the result? The boom of the rapid development of book publishing and periodicals.
To assess the priority rates: in France, a similar law was passed in 1777. In Russia - in 1828. Yes, the low literacy of the population, of course. But it seems to me that the adoption of the relevant law is hampered and mental factors.
The law in 1911 copyright term was extended for the duration of the author's life and 50 years after his death. This trend continues, in accordance with the Law of 1956 and 1988.
Accordingly, the copyright in a literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works shall expire 70 years from the end of the calendar year of the author's death. Where the work has more than one author, copyright expires 70 years after the death of the last survivor of them

1973 - Ron Galella lost court against Jacqueline Onassis.
A classic example of how to win by losing. Ron Galella, one of the most famous paparazzi at the time, the time of the trial against the ex-wife of John F. Kennedy, was already one of the most odious and hated figures in the world of celebrity.
And he got it well - they Marlon Brando knocked the hunter with a few shots four teeth and broke his jaw, he got it from the guards Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
. The plaintiff in the court against Jacqueline spoke Galella himself. Say, pursue him, poison, using administrative resources, that is to say, FBI agents. Although from the case is clearly running out, that just gave the defendant the plaintiff her passage, unceremoniously invading privacy. Until that infiltrated the private island of Onassis in the guise of a Mexican gardener.
But after losing court Galella won in another - already known, it has become one of the most famous, rich and even more hated
photographers And, to his credit, he was able to catch the frame ...

The long-suffering Ron


Jagger and Jerry Hall

Sean Penn to work out the right photographer Winnie Zuffante (Vinnie Zuffante)

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in the presentation of the book

And this Ron car with a trolley. Clearly, someone pleasure, someone - I want to tear


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