Spotify Settlement Is Music to Artist’s Ears
201706.05
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Spotify Settlement Is Music to Artist’s Ears

Spotify, the music streaming service, has managed to wriggle its way out of a potentially crippling lawsuit regarding copyright infringement. In 2015, Spotify was sued after musician David Lowery filed a class action lawsuit and singer song-writer Melissa Ferrick also filed a claim that the music streaming service was knowingly infringing on their copyright by…

What is the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court?
201705.25
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What is the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court?

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist court operating within the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice. The court has existed in some form since 1990 but following a rebranding exercise in October 2013, the IPEC was formally established. The IPEC has jurisdiction over intellectual property cases including patents, trademarks and…

Fiesta Studios halt sale of infringing goods at Spring Fair
201705.17
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Fiesta Studios halt sale of infringing goods at Spring Fair

Anti Copying in Design (ACID) members Fiesta Studios Limited, leading distributors of artistic giftware, have successfully resolved a copyright dispute arising from this year’s Spring Fair over the sale of infringing goods through ACID, assisted by their legal affiliate, McDaniel & Co. Fiesta Studios MD, Andy Kingston, said, “As an ACID Accredited Exhibition show, we…

EU Court Delivers Set-Top Box Ruling
201705.02
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EU Court Delivers Set-Top Box Ruling

The long-awaited decision in the Filmspeler case, concerning the legality or otherwise of set-top boxes, was handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union last week. The parties to the lawsuit are Stichting Brein, the Dutch anti-piracy organization and Jack Frederik Wullems, owner of the website filmspeler.nl and the vendor behind various…

The Sun Comes Up For The Mail In Copyright Claim
201704.28
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The Sun Comes Up For The Mail In Copyright Claim

The battle for supremacy in the digital newspaper sphere has ramped up with news that The Sun is claiming damages of more than £50,000 from the MailOnline over allegations that the Mail used copyrighted material belonging to the Sun in reporting two news stories. The copyrighted material in question relates to the exclusive footage of…