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….

Burberry sues another counterfeit network
201707.17
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Burberry sues another counterfeit network

British brand Burberry has initiated proceedings in the US to sue a counterfeiting network. The fashion house claims that the network is intentionally manufacturing, importing and selling counterfeit Burberry goods throughout the US. Burberry owns several trade marks in the US including the ‘Burberry’ trade mark and the brand’s iconic chequered logo design on perfumes…