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…

LEGO awarded infringing domains following UDRP complaint
201904.29
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LEGO awarded infringing domains following UDRP complaint

LEGO has succeeded in a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) complaint to the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”). WIPO’s UDRP complaint procedure is a streamlined and efficient way for rights-holders to prevent infringement in domain names. The upsides of the procedure over traditional litigation are quite simple: it is cheaper, quicker, and one of the…

Avengers: A Tale of Piracy
201904.25
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Avengers: A Tale of Piracy

Another digital piracy story today, this time underpinned by a rather strange commercial decision taken by the rights holder Marvel. Marvel took the decision to release Avengers: Endgame in China two days before the US release. It says that it did this to combat rampant piracy in the region. Previously Hollywood blockbusters have premiered in…