La Liga app infringes GDPR
201906.14
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La Liga app infringes GDPR

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) has caused widespread fear amongst small and big business alike as stories of those falling foul of the regulations come to light and the authorities meting out exemplary punishments. La Liga (the Spanish top flight football division) is the latest big organisation to operate contrary to…

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…