UFC Sues New York Bar for Copyright Infringement
201906.19
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UFC Sues New York Bar for Copyright Infringement

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is suing a New York bar for copyright infringement. It has been alleged that the Bryn Mawr Tavern II broadcasted the highly anticipated matchup between Conor McGregor v Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2016 without obtaining the correct licence to do so from the UFC. The fight was a high grossing…

The Ongoing Fight Against TV Piracy
201906.12
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The Ongoing Fight Against TV Piracy

IPTV is Internet Protocol Television.  It is a technology that delivers streaming content over internet protocol networks and is a step away from using traditional television technologies like satellite and cable networks.  SET Broadcast LLC sells the popular IPTV service SET TV. In 2018, SET TV was accused of selling pirate IPTV subscriptions. The lawsuit…

Marvel Accused of Infringing Ghanaian Copyright Laws
201906.06
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Marvel Accused of Infringing Ghanaian Copyright Laws

Traditional Cultural Expression (“TCE”) and Traditional Knowledge (”TK”) within IP are each causing a wave of uncertainty within the movie sector. TCE, also known as ‘expressions of folklore’, is a term used to describe artistic and cultural expressions in relation to, for example, music, dance and art. TCEs are integral to the social and cultural…

‘Slay in Your Lane’ authors disgruntled by BBC
201905.30
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‘Slay in Your Lane’ authors disgruntled by BBC

The BBC has come under fire this week after it has been accused of trade mark infringement in its new women’s sport promotion. The promotion in question depicts the image of British athlete, Dina Asher-Smith, taking a lead against other sprinters on an athletics track with the wording ‘SLAY IN YOUR LANE’ emblazoned across the…

Joke theft… it’s no laughing matter
201905.24
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Joke theft… it’s no laughing matter

Its not very often you hear of copyright lawsuits involving the theft of jokes, but American television host and comedian, Conan O’Brien, has been accused of exactly that. O’Brien is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows, most notably Conan which first premiered in 2010 and continues to be aired Monday through Thursday in…