AFTV? It’s all about Arsenal
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AFTV? It’s all about Arsenal

Arsenal Fan TV is one of the most popular football fan channels on YouTube. Robbie Lyle who hosts the show is an internet sensation and has gathered over 800,000 subscribers since launching the channel in 2012. Other fan channels have sprung up copying the model for other clubs. Robbie regularly uploads unscripted interviews with guests…

Is MMA as popular as football?
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Is MMA as popular as football?

The question has been pondered by the District Court of The Hague during a battle between McGregor IP (a Dutch fashion brand) and Reebok over the use of the word “McGregor” on clothing. Reebok had been selling t-shirts, shirts, hoodies, and shorts displaying the sign “Conor McGregor”, although the word “Conor” is much less prominent:…

Who is leaking Dr Who?
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Who is leaking Dr Who?

The BBC is on a hunt to find the source of a leaked teaser clip of the upcoming and much anticipated Dr Who season. While the release of the first episode is  still some months off, unfinished clips of the first episode have been appearing online in recent weeks showing Jodie Foster’s bow as the…

Fraudulent “Takedown” notices on the rise
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Fraudulent “Takedown” notices on the rise

Rights-holders in the digital age make use of what are known as “DMCA Takedown Notices” to require search engines and registrars to remove listings that direct users to infringing content. Millions of these notices are served worldwide every year. However fraudulent notices are cropping up with increasing regularity. While Netflix, Disney and Amazon issue thousands…

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What’s in a hyphen?

That is the question that Mr Justice David Gendall of the High Court of New Zealand will now have to consider. The case concerns the well-known (in the UK) British breakfast cereal Weetabix and the equally well-known (in Australia and New Zealand) Kiwi breakfast cereal Weet-Bix. The question arises after British expat Lisa Wilson opened…

It’s August: that means Christmas!
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It’s August: that means Christmas!

As we reach the peak of summer we can look forward with excitement to the festive period with a little yuletide copyright litigation. Late last month photographer Lance Knowles filed a claim in South Carolina against the City of Aiken, South Carolina. Knowles is a resident of the city, and in December 2016 shared a…