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Twitter's terms and conditions gutted in Paris
Oct 2, 2018
The Tribunal de Grande Instance ("Paris Tribunal") has meticulously cleared out unfair terms and conditions imposed on users by Twitter. As we all know, nobody reads the terms and ...
Stairway to Heaven's opening riff causing a stir
Oct 1, 2018
The trustee of the music estate of late guitarist Randy Wolfe has been granted permission to have a California court reconsider whether Stairway to Heaven's opening riff is a breac...
Reddit joins the fight against piracy
Sep 26, 2018
As we have reported in the past, Reddit is a user-submission based site made up of 'sub-reddits' or 'subs' focussed on different topics. There is one for sharing pictures of cute c...
The Weeknd & Daft Punk troubled over copyright infringement claim
Sep 21, 2018
It has been reported this week that The Weeknd & Daft Punk, the music artists behind the chart-topping hit 'Starboy', have been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit. The suit...
Makeup artist smacks her lips before copyright litigation
Sep 18, 2018
Ukrainian makeup artist Vlada Haggerty has filed a copyright infringement claim against American fashion retailer Guess at the US District Court in California. She has accused the ...
New Copyright Directive Backed by EU Lawmakers
Sep 13, 2018
Yesterday's article focused on the controversial new EU copyright directive which lawmakers were set to vote on in Strasbourg. The results of the vote are now in; the new copyright...
Lawmakers Set to Vote on New Controversial EU Copyright Law Today
Sep 12, 2018
Today, lawmakers across the European Union will vote on a new controversial copyright reform that has seen artists, authors and creators clash with tech giants such as Google and F...
Copyright in Video Game Claim Continues….
Sep 11, 2018
Back in April we reported on the saga surrounding copyright in tattoos on computer games, the article can be read here. The article focused on the proceedings that were brought in...
Prince's Estate Files Infringement Claims Over Unauthorised Music
Sep 10, 2018
The estate of American singer song-writer, Prince, has filed a copyright and trade mark infringement claim against European individuals and companies including Lovesigne, House Qua...
Monkey business clogging up the courts
Sep 5, 2018
We earlier reported on the plight of Naruto and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's decision that as a macaque monkey he could not own copyright. You can read that arti...
Is YouTube's Content-ID fit for purpose?
Sep 4, 2018
In the age of the explosion of digital piracy, it is no surprise that content hosts that allow user-uploaded content (like YouTube, Facebook and Twitch amongst thousands of others)...
I don't want to talk about it / copyright infringement
Sep 3, 2018
A £9,999.99 (note: definitely not £10,000) copyright infringement claim has been brought against rock'n'roll legend Sir Rod Stewart. The allegation, made by Julia McLellan on behal...
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