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Copyright protection for fictional characters – the story so far

24 May 2024

According to media reports earlier this year, BBC Studios wrote to a bar in Glenrothes in relation to a proposed “Breakfast with Disney and Friends” event, at which they proposed to provide to guests a full Scottish breakfast with visits from children’s television characters Bluey and her sister Bingo. The letter asked the bar to remove any Bluey references from its events, noting that the Bluey logo, characters and artwork are protected by copyright and that any unlicensed use by the bar would constitute copyright infringement.

A New Era for Land Ownership: The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

23 May 2024

In March 2024, the Scottish Government introduced the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill (“the Bill”) which aimed to reshape the landscape of land ownership and management in Scotland. This Bill, part of a broader commitment to creating a fairer, more equitable society, seeks to address longstanding issues related to the concentration of land ownership in a small minority and further community empowerment.

UK and US announce landmark partnership on AI Safety

10 May 2024

On 1 April 2024, the UK and US signed a trailblazing agreement on artificial intelligence (“AI”), making them the first countries in the world to formally collaborate on AI safety. The agreement, signed by Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle Donelan, and US Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, will see the two countries working together to test and assess the risks of the most advanced AI models. The agreement follows through on the commitments made at the AI Safety Summit in November where governments of 29 countries, industry leaders like Google, and the United Nations and Council of Europe made commitments to mitigate the risks that advance AI poses.

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