Memes and GIF’s exempt under new copyright directive
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Memes and GIF’s exempt under new copyright directive

The European Parliament has finally voted in the new European Copyright Directive (“Directive”). The legislation, which was revised several times in its making, will be considered by member states who will now need to approve the decision. The new Directive has not been without its controversies. In particular, Article 11 and Article 13 of the…

PIPCU investigation leads to prison time for UK pirates
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PIPCU investigation leads to prison time for UK pirates

Beginning in 2013, PIPCU (the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit) investigated the theft of the Expendables 3 movie in advance of its Hollywood release. That investigation took some time, but in 2014 it revealed that two arrests had been made, now thought to have been Steven Pegram and Alan Stephenson. The men were released pending…

You Win Some, You Lose Some
201903.19
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You Win Some, You Lose Some

Apple is no stranger to litigation and expensive, lengthy court battles. We have reported on many of Apple’s disputes over the years, some of these reports can be read here and here. On 15 March 2019 Apple suffered a loss in its long-running legal battle with Qualcomm, the technology firm known for producing modems and…

Fall Out Boy in soft cuddly dispute
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Fall Out Boy in soft cuddly dispute

Llamas rarely evoke anything other than warm responses and a release of cutesy expressions. However, with puppeteers the Furry Puppet Studio suing Fall Out Boy over the band’s allegedly infringing use of some llama puppets, that may well change, just like their 2005 song aptly named “Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name Of This…

Aldi and Lidl take rivalry to court
201903.08
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Aldi and Lidl take rivalry to court

Last month we reported on a story about of an ex-Apple employee accused of stealing trade secrets in relation to Apple’s ‘Project Titan’, or in other words, Apple’s self-driving car project.  The accused in question, Jizhong Chen, raised the alarm after he was spotted taking photographs of confidential information on his work computer by other…

Keeping up with Kylie
201903.07
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Keeping up with Kylie

Kylie Jenner made headlines this week after it was announced that she has become the world’s youngest ever self-made billionaire according to Forbes. The news has been received with a mix of opinions; many people questioning whether she can really be titled ‘self-made’ given the privileged background she has came from and others congratulating Kylie…