Who is leaking Dr Who?
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Who is leaking Dr Who?

The BBC is on a hunt to find the source of a leaked teaser clip of the upcoming and much anticipated Dr Who season. While the release of the first episode is  still some months off, unfinished clips of the first episode have been appearing online in recent weeks showing Jodie Foster’s bow as the…

Fraudulent “Takedown” notices on the rise
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Fraudulent “Takedown” notices on the rise

Rights-holders in the digital age make use of what are known as “DMCA Takedown Notices” to require search engines and registrars to remove listings that direct users to infringing content. Millions of these notices are served worldwide every year. However fraudulent notices are cropping up with increasing regularity. While Netflix, Disney and Amazon issue thousands…

It’s August: that means Christmas!
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It’s August: that means Christmas!

As we reach the peak of summer we can look forward with excitement to the festive period with a little yuletide copyright litigation. Late last month photographer Lance Knowles filed a claim in South Carolina against the City of Aiken, South Carolina. Knowles is a resident of the city, and in December 2016 shared a…

UEFA Blocking Injunction extended
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UEFA Blocking Injunction extended

We reported  recently that Mr Justice Arnold had extended the Premier League blocking injunction requiring Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) to disable access to illegal streams of Premier League games. You can read that article here. Mr Justice Arnold has now considered another footballing application: to extend his earlier injunction covering illegal streams of UEFA matches….

Copyright and plagiarism claims against “The Girls” author dismissed
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Copyright and plagiarism claims against “The Girls” author dismissed

Emma Cline, author of best-selling novel “The Girls” has had claims of copyright infringement against her dismissed in the US. District Judge William Orrick dismissed the allegations of copyright infringement and plagiarism for Cline’s novel, without leave to amend. That means that any attempt to litigate the issue would have to be brought in fresh…