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EU Court Delivers Set-Top Box Ruling
May 2, 2017
The long-awaited decision in the Filmspeler case, concerning the legality or otherwise of set-top boxes, was handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union last week. T...
The Sun Comes Up For The Mail In Copyright Claim
Apr 28, 2017
The battle for supremacy in the digital newspaper sphere has ramped up with news that The Sun is claiming damages of more than £50,000 from the MailOnline over allegations that the...
Alibaba assists in counterfeit crackdown
Apr 25, 2017
Alibaba has reportedly assisted the Chinese authorities in seizing a large haul of counterfeit skincare cosmetics valued at over £2 million. After Alibaba provided data to the auth...
Beyonce Warns Lawyers To 'Hold Up'
Apr 20, 2017
It seems Beyonce, the singer-songwriter who can usually do no wrong, has ruffled a few feathers this week amidst claims that she has infringed copyright in her hit song 'Formation'...
Nintendo Copyright Dispute Begins
Apr 19, 2017
You may recall that we have previously written here about a rather strange copyright dispute involving Nintendo. Nintendo has issued a claim forbreach of copyright against Mari Car...
Ed Sheeran settles copyright infringement claim over "Photograph"
Apr 11, 2017
Ed Sheeran has reportedly settled a copyright infringement claim relating to his 2014 single "Photograph", which featured on the album "X". We reported on the case in June last ye...
Foundations Primed For Copyright Dispute Leave Makeup Collaboration Blushing
Apr 5, 2017
The makeup and cosmetics industry is one of the most lucrative markets in the world and is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. In 2015 the beauty industry generated $56.2 billion i...
Big Bang Theory 'Soft Kitty' Case Dismissed
Apr 3, 2017
American television sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, has successfully fought off a copyright infringement in respect of its famous 'soft kitty' song. The 'soft kitty' song from the Bi...
Copyright; registered or unregistered – what does this mean?
Mar 30, 2017
Copyright is an intellectual property right which protects the expression of an idea. As such, protection can extend to various types of works, such as artistic works, literary wor...
Led Zeppelin back in the court room to defend their most iconic creation
Mar 28, 2017
Last year Led Zeppelin, one of the world's most iconic rock bands, found themselves in the middle of a lawsuit regarding the alleged copyright infringement in one of their most pop...
Disney accused of copyright infringement
Mar 24, 2017
The Disney studios have been accused of copyright infringement over the use of certain themes in their 2016 animated film "Zootopia". American screenwriter Gary Goldman, whose work...
A first for the UK and the Premier League
Mar 16, 2017
In a first for UK internet service providers ("ISPs"), Mr Justice Arnold has granted an order in favour of the Football Association Premier League Limited ("FAPL"), the governing b...
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