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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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Parties Overcome Song Copyright
Sep 18, 2017
'We Shall Overcome' the famous civil rights movement song, which has been called the most powerful song of the 20th Century has been the subject of a copyright dispute in the USA. ...
Monkey 'Selfie' Ownership Finally Settled
Sep 12, 2017
We have previously written about the rather improbable case of a photographer being sued by a monkey for copyright infringement. The case has now finally been settled after a 2 yea...
China announces it will tighten IP practices
Aug 25, 2017
China has long been known as the land of knock-offs and counterfeit goods, and we have reported on its practices concerning the theft of intellectual property before. Earlier artic...
Van Morrison challenged by ex-professional wrestler
Aug 17, 2017
The cover image for Van Morrison's newest album, 'Roll With The Punches', features an image of Billy Two Rivers (the Image), a Canadian born ex-professional wrestler. In addition t...
Roger in murky waters over copyright
Aug 14, 2017
The launch of former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters' new album, "Is this the life we really want?", has been interrupted in Italy after the album cover was found to constitute cop...
Baby Driver producers sued over copyright
Aug 9, 2017
In June 2017, Baby Driver, a film about a getaway driver with a love of music was released in cinemas worldwide. Since its release, the film has received rave reviews and become on...
Copyright in a tweet?
Aug 4, 2017
According to Rolling Stone online, the author of a tweet is negotiating compensation from a t-shirt seller who sold t-shirts bearing the text of his tweet. Brandon Male tweeted "W...
Copyright dispute over Statue of Liberty stamp
Aug 3, 2017
Copyright can subsist in sculptures, as well as perhaps more commonly encountered artistic works like paintings and photographs. The sculptor of a replica of the statue of liberty...
Beyonce's "Lemonade" Turns Sour In Copyright Claim
Jul 28, 2017
Beyonce's legal team has suffered a setback after a Louisiana federal judge denied the singer's motion to dismiss a copyright claim made against her single "Formation" which featur...
Premier League Wins Significant Copyright Battle
Jul 27, 2017
The Premier League has won a significant victory in its battle against copyright infringement having been granted a blocking order for the 2017-18 season from the High Court. This ...
Guide To Kodi Box Details How To Access Pirated Content
Jul 21, 2017
The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) has pointed out that a British magazine sold by many newsagents and high street retailers, including WH Smith, Waterstones and Amazon,...
Netflix Feeling Hazed By Copyright Dispute
Jul 20, 2017
Netflix, the American entertainment company, have found themselves in deep water this week after it has been alleged the plot of their original film 'Burning Sands', released in Ma...
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