- Aug 3, 2020
A website purporting to be Catholic is featuring stories and other information from around Wisconsin. The website is part of a network that uses content from diocesan newspapers — including stories from The Compass diocesan newspaper of Green Bay — without permission.
The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted parishes worldwide to livestream Masses, produce podcasts and upload worship videos. But even in a pandemic, copyright and fair use laws still apply, experts say.
A dispute between the Catholic Church and Germany’s main music licensing company is threatening to quiet German parishes.
A Vatican crackdown on the commercial use of its name and official emblems has encountered resistance from a Spanish website that refuses to give up referencing the seat of the Catholic Church in its masthead.
The recent decision by a religious order to trademark its religious habit has been condemned by one former Vatican official as inappropriate, even though the Vatican itself has claimed the right to protect the image of the pope, claiming it as intellectual property.