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Disney Hope For A Happy Ever After
Oct 24, 2017
Disney is well known for taking its intellectual property rights seriously and defending their brand by suing anyone that dares to step on their toes. Most cases go unheard of as D...
Aboriginal artist's family battle for copyright
Oct 17, 2017
Albert Namatjira, the Australian aboriginal artist who died in 1959, made headlines this week after it was announced that the copyright in his artwork has finally been returned to ...
Blurred lines Case Appears No Clearer
Oct 16, 2017
The infamous 'Blurred Lines' verdict which ultimately decided that musicians Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were guilty of copying Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit, 'Got to give it up' h...
ResearchGate Faces Large Copyright Case
Oct 13, 2017
ResearchGate is a social networking site based in Berlin. It allows academics to share published papers, presentations and book chapters with millions of its members. The firm was ...
Pepe the Frog's creator goes after the 'alt-right'
Sep 21, 2017
The so-called Alt-right is a political movement which seems to be having a major impact on world events, most famously in the election of Donald Trump as President of the USA in 20...
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...
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