You are working as part of the legal team that represents the celebrity graffiti artist, Pasha. Due to the need for
speed in producing the graffiti, Pasha makes plastic templates then he and his helper, Dave, use these to
spray paint the graffiti on local walls.
Pasha and Dave have had a falling out and Dave is now claiming that he is the joint owner of the paintings as
he helps create the original graffiti. Also, Pasha has seen copies of his graffiti paintings on the website of Aston
Street Crew (ASC), a local voluntary artist group.
Your senior partner asks you to summarize the law for him on behalf of Pasha in order to advise him about:
a) any subsistence of copyright in the paintings,
b) whether Dave has any rights, and
c) what action, if any, could Pasha take against ASC.
Rule and Religion are some of the most important parts of history. Napoleon introduced one of the most important series of civil laws in his rule, and French history, the Napoleonic code, in 1804. Through this, citizenship, family and property were all standardized; Hereditary privilege was completely abolished, and all men were equalized under the law, but Napoleon completely eradicated women’s rights, not even sparing the already established rights women had during the French Revolution. Half the population was stripped of their freedom, something that was the key driving factor of the Revolution. As mentioned previously, Napoleon ruled as a dictator with absolute power, silencing free speech and publication. Furthermore, Napoleon jailed any dissidents and any voting taken place was always manipulated for the desired result, and his dictator control was strengthened through the private police, of which along with rigged elections, kept Napoleon in power. Contrastingly, Napoleon was also the one who gave freedom to the people through overthrowing the directory and mending catholic church relations, allowing the people of France to choose their own religion. Freedom, such an important aspect of life, was being bent and shaped in Napoleon’s hands, giving out and taking back just enough to ensure him power. Considered a master of propaganda, Napoleon manipulated information to exalt himself while holding others accountable for his failures. Liberal ideas were spread throughout Europe by imperial wars and slavery was reinstated to French Colonies. Havoc overtook Europe as all countries feared they would end up like France, with an overthrown monarchy and oppressive ruler. Through his use of Propaganda and Nationalism, Napoleon assembled large armies, invading any country who disagreed with his ideas. Famously worshipped by his troops, Napoleon’s loyalty to them was not returned. During the Egyptian campaign, plague-stricken soldiers were poisoned, and in the Russian campaign, some 30,000 soldiers were abandoned while Napoleon returned a hero. Furthermore, Napoleon had no second thought about killing French citizens in order to remain in power, for instance, in 1795, he did not hesitate to down the Parisian mob with cannons. Even though he spread conflict, Napoleon’s wars spread new ideas and institutions throughout Europe, reforming European tradition and spreading democratic and liberal ideas throughout, directly influencing the development of Europe which can still be seen in current day. He>GET ANSWER