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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Fraudulent "Takedown" notices on the rise
Aug 6, 2018
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 ...
It's August: that means Christmas!
Aug 1, 2018
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 fi...
UEFA Blocking Injunction extended
Jul 30, 2018
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 ...
Nintendo takes action over online emulators
Jul 23, 2018
In the internet age there has always been a demand for access to games and videos that pre-dated it. That demand is never higher than for retro games that populated our lives in th...
Saudi Arabia denies Wimbledon piracy claims
Jul 10, 2018
There have been several allegations recently of BeoutQ (a sports TV streaming service) infringing on the rights of beIN Media Group. We wrote previously of the piracy of FIFA World...
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...
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