Netflix joins Hollywood’s biggest labels in trade association
201901.24
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Netflix joins Hollywood’s biggest labels in trade association

The Motion Picture Association of America (“MPAA”) is a trade association and lobbying group that works to further the interests of the movie and TV industry in the US. Its members are Hollywood producers and film makers, and chief amongst them are Disney, Sony, Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros. Netflix becomes the first non-Hollywood company…

How the pirate tables have turned
201901.21
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How the pirate tables have turned

This has to be one of the more ironic news stories we have reported here. First, some background. TVZion is a pirate app that operates in the same way that Netflix or PrimeVideo does: users either download the app or navigate to the website, create an account, and access content to stream. While Netflix and…

Smells Like Copyright Infringement
201901.03
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Smells Like Copyright Infringement

Marc Jacobs, the American fashion designer and owner of his own, self-named, fashion brand, has come under fire following the release of his new fashion line, the Redux Grunge Collection. In 1993, Jacobs put Grunge on the fashion map after unveiling a Grunge inspired fashion line during his time working for Perry Ellis. The line…

YouTube and the European Copyright Directive
201901.02
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YouTube and the European Copyright Directive

Back in September we reported on the new European Copyright Directive which was backed by EU lawmakers. The articles can be read here and here. The new legislation aims to protect creators by allowing them to charge those who are copying their work online. Prior to the legislation being backed by EU lawmakers, the draft…