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Licensing and Use of Orphan Works
Apr 29, 2015
There has been a lot of discussion and media attention, some of which has been sensationalist and often misleading (read headlines such as, "social media users lose ownership of th...
World IP Day 2015 - It's All About the Music
Apr 23, 2015
The official theme for the day which is held on 26 April every year is "Get up. Stand up. For music" referencing the classic Bob Marley track which is an inspiration to human right...
3D Printing and IP Rights
Apr 22, 2015
Use of 3D printing technology is not yet commonplace. However, we are starting to reach a point where private individuals and businesses are seriously thinking about what 3D print...
Illegal Downloads and Film Piracy - Dallas Buyers (or rather not to buy) Club
Apr 15, 2015
All too often film viewers avoid paying for films and download what they want to watch, when they want to watch it, in contravention of the law. A recent landmark Australian decis...
Unauthorised Streaming of TV Programmes Online a Breach of Copyright
Apr 13, 2015
The European Court of Justice has been asked to consider whether the EU Copyright Rules should be changed in order to prevent public service broadcasters from re-transmitting TV pr...
Apple Smart Watch – TM 'Issues' Set to Delay Launch in Switzerland
Apr 9, 2015
The new Apple smart watch is due to be released in 9 countries on 24 April 2015. However, the release of the watch in Switzerland has reportedly been delayed due to an earlier file...
Google Loses Appeal Against Decision to Allow Consumers the Right to Sue Over Misuse of Privacy Settings
Mar 30, 2015
Google has lost its appeal to have an earlier High Court ruling set aside. A group of internet privacy activists previously alleged that Google had violated privacy settings and ha...
Pinterest, Inc. v Premium Interest Ltd, Opposition No. 2009309
Mar 12, 2015
Pinterest is a photo-sharing website where users can upload and pin and save images onto pin boards so that they can manage events and interests. Pinterest Inc USA have been usin...
National Crime Agency's Triumph following Cyber Crime Strike Week
Mar 9, 2015
Last week proved to be a successful week ("Strike Week") for the National Crime Agency ("NCA") who had dedicated a week to targeting those committing cybercrimes. The NCA launched...
Cyber Attack Protest Against Lenovo and Superfish
Mar 2, 2015
On 20 February 2015, we reported on the PC maker Lenovo pre-installing Superfish Adware (a programme that injects third-party ads on Google searches and websites without the user's...
Lenovo facing questions about the Superfish adware
Feb 20, 2015
The Superfish adware was automatically installed on a number of Lenovo's laptops until January 2015. The software injects third-party ads on Google searches and websites without th...
First Paperless Criminal Trial
Feb 18, 2015
The first criminal trial to use iPads in a bid to reduce paperwork got underway yesterday. Members of the jury sitting on a three-month fraud trial at Southwark Crown Court were h...
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