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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...
Spotify Find Themselves In A Spot Of Bother…. Again
Jul 19, 2017
In May this year, we reported on a copyright infringement lawsuit between music streaming giant, Spotify and musicians David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick. The full article can be rea...
'Monkey Selfie' Case Back In Court
Jul 13, 2017
The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is being faced with the question of whether an Indonesian crested macaque named Naruto can own the copyright to a photograph of himself which he...
Copyright in a store layout
Jul 6, 2017
Originality is a key aspect of copyright. A recent judgment of the Douai Court of Appeals has made it clear how crucial this element is under French law, and has confirmed that cop...
Hendrix photographer welcomes Paris Court of Appeal decision
Jun 28, 2017
In May 2015, the Paris Tribunal de Grand Instance (TGI) made a controversial decision in a copyright case that shocked experts and photographers alike. The case concerned a portrai...
'All Eyez on Me' copyright claim
Jun 26, 2017
A journalist has brought a copyright infringement claim against the creators of All Eyez on Me, a newly released film depicting the short life of rapper, actor and Poet, Tupac Shak...
US Supreme Court Refuses To Intervene On Fair Use
Jun 23, 2017
In 2007, Stephanie Lenz, uploaded a video of her cute toddler dancing to Prince's 'Let's get crazy' onto YouTube. Lenz, however, was unaware of the repercussions this simple act wo...
Broadway show producers successfully defend copyright infringement allegations
Jun 19, 2017
Last week, the United States District Court of Nevada handed down a court order dealing with a longstanding allegation of copyright infringement against the producers of hit musica...
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