Copyright in tattoos… on a computer game?
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Copyright in tattoos… on a computer game?

Solid Oak Sketches (“SOS”) acquired an exclusive license covering tattoo art on various (high profile) NBA stars from their respective tattoo artists. In 2016 it began proceedings against the makers (Take Two Interactive Software (“Take-Two”)) and publishers (2K Games Inc. (“2K”)) of NBA 2K16, a hit basketball game sold across all modern gaming platforms. The…

Unofficial Swedish subtitling to end
201803.26
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Unofficial Swedish subtitling to end

The Court of Appeal in Sweden has held that the unlicensed creation of subtitles for films and TV shows is an infringement of copyright in those films and TV shows. While production companies generally provide subtitles for their releases, there is often a long delay between the release of the content and the release of…

Oscar favourite in deep water
201802.23
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Oscar favourite in deep water

Oscar season is fast approaching and the buzz around which films are going to steal the most awards has everyone talking. Merely being nominated for an Oscar is an expression of recognition and respect from those in the film industry, so when it was announced that ‘The Shape of Water’ was nominated for 13 awards…

Court dismisses Playboy’s copyright claim
201802.16
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Court dismisses Playboy’s copyright claim

Playboy, the well-known men’s magazine, have had their copyright infringement claim against Boing Boing dismissed by Judge Fernado Olguin in a California District Court. Boing Boing is an online blog and subsidiary of Happy Mutants LLC, they post about various subjects but most relate to the technology industry. The magazine publisher alleged Boing Boing of…