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…

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…

Copyright and the Wolf of Wolverhampton
201905.13
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Copyright and the Wolf of Wolverhampton

Premier League football club Wolverhampton Wanderers is facing allegations copyright infringement from Peter Davies, who claims he drew the head of the wolf used on the player’s shirts. Mr Davies claim has been issued in the High Court. Mr Davies, who is now in his 70s, claims he drew the wolf’s head logo when he…

Instagram is the “top showcase platform for counterfeiters”
201905.07
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Instagram is the “top showcase platform for counterfeiters”

Ghost Data, the data analysis and AI analytics firm, last month released a report entitled “Instagram and counterfeiting in 2019: new features, old problems”. You can read the entire report here. As the manufacturing quality of counterfeit products has improved, so too has their accessibility. There are two main types of counterfeit product consumer: the…

PIPCU introduces new scheme to help victims of counterfeiting
201904.30
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PIPCU introduces new scheme to help victims of counterfeiting

On World Intellectual Property Day (26 April 2019), the City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (“PIPCU”) announced its new operation aimed to help victims of counterfeiting who have been sold counterfeit goods. Operation Chargewell will not interface directly with the public in most circumstances, but will assist consumers who have been deceived into…