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Copyright and plagiarism claims against "The Girls" author dismissed
Jul 9, 2018
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 allegatio...
Artist sculpting a copyright infringement claim against Tesla
Jul 3, 2018
The chief executive of Tesla has been accused of using an artist's copyrighted image without permission. Elon Musk has been criticised on Twitter for appropriating Tom Edward's ima...
Ed Sheeran sued over Gaye copying claim - again
Jun 29, 2018
Two frequent fliers in copyright claims have finally collided: Ed Sheeran is facing a copyright claim over alleged misuse of a Marvin Gaye song. Sheeran has faced several claims in...
Player Unknown gives up on Fortnite
Jun 28, 2018
We have previously reported on Player Unknown's Battlegrounds' ("PUBG") lawsuit against Epic Games over the alleged copyright infringements in the game Fortnite. You can read the o...
Harley Raps Up Childish Allegations About His "American Pharaoh" Track
Jun 27, 2018
Childish Gambino, formally known as Donald Glover, has been accused of copying from fellow US rapper, Jase Harley. Fans have caused a heated debate after noticing the apparent simi...
Sculptor sues the NRA for copyright infringement in recruiting video
Jun 25, 2018
Anish Kapoor, the British sculptor of "Cloud Care" located in Chicago's Millennium Park, has accused the National Rifle Association (NRA) of using his sculpture without permission....
UKIPO releases plan to shipwreck pirates
Jun 21, 2018
Recently, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has published its plans and strategies to improve services in the enforcement of anti-piracy. Piracy, which is a common term u...
FIFA takes decisive action against broadcast pirate
Jun 19, 2018
More World Cup news for you today, as FIFA have announced that it is taking preventative action to disable a pirate channel from illegally streaming World Cup matches in the Middle...
Counterfeit World Cup merchandise seized in Hong Kong
Jun 18, 2018
Hong Kong Customs has seized more than HK$15 million (£1.4m) worth of counterfeit FIFA World Cup merchandise in the last two months under the authorities' appropriately named 'Oper...
Handelsgericht gives surprise YouTube judgment
Jun 7, 2018
There has been much debate in recent years as to whether websites that host user-submitted content should be liable for intellectual property infringements committed by the display...
Moonwalking all over Disney
May 31, 2018
The Michael Jackson Estate ("the Estate") is suing the Walt Disney Company ("Disney") and ABC for unauthorised use of dozens of copyrighted works. The use relates to the Disney pro...
Player Unknown to sue Fortnite
May 29, 2018
PUBG Corp., the developer behind Player Unknown's Battle Ground ("PUBG"), has issued proceedings in South Korea to determine whether Epic Games have infringed on copyright in the c...
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