ResearchGate Faces Large Copyright Case
201710.13
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ResearchGate Faces Large Copyright Case

ResearchGate is a social networking site based in Berlin. It allows academics to share published papers, presentations and book chapters with millions of its members. The firm was founded in 2008 and it has received more than $87 million from Science Funders and investors, including Bill Gates. It claims to have more than 13 million…

Parties Overcome Song Copyright
201709.18
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Parties Overcome Song Copyright

‘We Shall Overcome’ the famous civil rights movement song, which has been called the most powerful song of the 20th Century has been the subject of a copyright dispute in the USA. A New York Federal Judge has now ruled that the first and fifth verses (which are identical) are no longer under copyright protection….

Could Google Lose Its Trade Mark?
201708.21
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Could Google Lose Its Trade Mark?

An interesting case is currently before the US Supreme Court concerning the question of whether the term ‘google’ is now so generic that it is not capable of trade mark protection. The purpose of a trade mark is to distinguish the goods or services of one entity from those of another in the eyes of…

Premier League Wins Significant Copyright Battle
201707.27
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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
201707.21
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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…