Premier League Wins Significant Copyright Battle
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Premier League Wins Significant Copyright Battle

The Premier League has won a significant victory in its battle against copyright infringement having been granted a blocking order for the 2017-18 season from the High Court. This order requires UK Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to prevent people from illegally accessing streams of its matches.  The Premier League obtained a similar court order for…

Guide To Kodi Box Details How To Access Pirated Content
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Guide To Kodi Box Details How To Access Pirated Content

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) has pointed out that a British magazine sold by many newsagents and high street retailers, including WH Smith, Waterstones and Amazon, is instructing readers how to use copyright infringing add-ons for media players. The Kodi streaming box is a freely available, and legal, media player however in recent years…

Netflix Feeling Hazed By Copyright Dispute
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Netflix Feeling Hazed By Copyright Dispute

Netflix, the American entertainment company, have found themselves in deep water this week after it has been alleged the plot of their original film ‘Burning Sands’, released in March this year, is based on a book written by Al Quarles Jr. The Hollywood Reporter, reported this week that Al Quarles Jr spent two decades writing…

Spotify Find Themselves In A Spot Of Bother…. Again
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Spotify Find Themselves In A Spot Of Bother…. Again

In May this year, we reported on a copyright infringement lawsuit between music streaming giant, Spotify and musicians David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick. The full article can be read here. The lawsuit related to Spotify’s failure to pay the mechanical license fees needed to stream a particular musicians music. In the end, Spotify were ordered…

Canadian Igloo Mark Handed To Indigenous People
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Canadian Igloo Mark Handed To Indigenous People

When Inuit art was introduced into the Canadian art scene in the early 1950s, the Canadian federal government created the igloo tag, a trade mark to protect Inuit artists’ work from imitators. This trade mark was kept under the control of the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs (DINA) in what was seen by some…

‘Monkey Selfie’ Case Back In Court
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‘Monkey Selfie’ Case Back In Court

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is being faced with the question of whether an Indonesian crested macaque named Naruto can own the copyright to a photograph of himself which he took with a camera set up by wildlife photographer David Slater in an Indonesian forest. In September 2015, People for the Ethical Treatment…

Mother Teresa Sari Is Trade Marked
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Mother Teresa Sari Is Trade Marked

The religious order founded by Mother Teresa in Kolkata, the Missionaries of Charity, which continues her work has trade marked in India the white, blue rimmed sari that was synonymous with the saint. The lawyer acting for the order has claimed that this is the first time a mark has been granted for a religious…

Names of Beyoncé Twins Revealed?
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Names of Beyoncé Twins Revealed?

Amidst the speculation that Beyoncé gave birth to her twins in June the internet has been buzzing with rumours and theories behind what the twins could potentially be called. This week however, there has been a further finding that is likely to put a stop to the strange name suggestions that have been doing the…