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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Jan 4, 2021
AliBaba has, for a long time now, struggled to deal with intellectual property infringements perpetuated on its platform. It followed Amazon’s lead in setting up a system for righ...
Tik Tok accused of patent infringement
Nov 16, 2020
In summer, Triller, the social media video making app, filed an infringement claim against its rival TikTok, and its parent company, ByteDance. In its claim, Triller alleges the co...
Significant music rights acquisition lets individuals buy shares of songs
Nov 2, 2020
Hipgnosis Songs Fund has acquired the copyright in around 33,000 songs including a 50% share in All I Want For Christmas Is You, and Let It Go (from the Frozen soundtrack). Hipg...
Inline Content Embedding Requires Copyright Holder Permission
Sep 18, 2020
EU Advocate General Szpunar has recently advised the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) that embedding a copyright work into a secondary website from another website re...
Premier League TV deal or no deal
Sep 4, 2020
As the new Premier League season draws ever closer, competing parties are wrangling over how fans will get to watch matches. With hundreds of thousands of fans that would usuall...
Formula 1 copying row rumbles on
Aug 10, 2020
Formula 1 has had its fair share of copying rows in the past. Now, however, there is a new lilt to the copying: the copied and the copier are on the same side of the arguments! ...
La Liga app infringes GDPR
Jun 14, 2019
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 regulati...
Radiohead Release Unheard Material to Spite Hackers
Jun 13, 2019
Radiohead are an English rock band formed in 1985. The band rose to international fame through the release of 'OK computer' in 1997. 'OK Computer' is often acclaimed as one of the ...
The Ongoing Fight Against TV Piracy
Jun 12, 2019
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 techn...
Joshua vs. Ruiz Attracts 13 Million Illegal Streams
Jun 7, 2019
Anthony Joshua's defeat last weekend by Andy Ruiz Jr has been dubbed as one of the greatest shocks in modern sport. The heavyweight boxing match, which took place at New York's wor...
Is infrared the answer to low-tech cinema piracy?
May 20, 2019
We have previously reported on low-tech cinema piracy (sometimes known as 'camming') where a pirate simply records what he or she sees and hears in a cinema and uploads the resulti...
LEGO awarded infringing domains following UDRP complaint
Apr 29, 2019
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 i...
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