EU publishes its first Counterfeiting and Piracy Watch List
201812.11
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EU publishes its first Counterfeiting and Piracy Watch List

Following in the footsteps of the US, the EU has published its first Counterfeiting and Piracy Watch List. The list focuses on four main areas where counterfeiting and piracy are most prevalent and problematic. They are websites providing copyright-protected content, e-commerce platforms, online pharmacies, and physical marketplaces. Unsurprisingly the list named China as one of…

IP Minister in Brexit resignation
201812.03
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IP Minister in Brexit resignation

Over the weekend the minister with responsibility for Intellectual Property matters, Sam Gyimah, resigned from government. The Secretary of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation was only appointed in January 2018, but has quit over his concerns about the proposed Brexit deal. Specifically, he cited the UK’s decision to pull out of the EU’s…

A devilishly good deal for Sabrina
201811.29
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A devilishly good deal for Sabrina

Earlier in the month, we reported that The Satanic Temple (“ST”) had threatened legal action against Netflix for copyright infringement. The allegation is that Netflix copied the ST’s statue of a sabbatic goat in their new series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, without permission. Our previous article detailing the claim can be read here. The…

Discussion of Article 13 of the European Copyright Directive
201811.20
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Discussion of Article 13 of the European Copyright Directive

The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (more commonly known as The European Copyright Directive) is draft legislation that has the potential to forever change the very nature of user-uploaded media consumption on the internet. At its base level, Article 13 introduces new systems for the monitoring of the upload of copyright-protected material…