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'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...
Spotify Settlement Is Music to Artist's Ears
Jun 5, 2017
Spotify, the music streaming service, has managed to wriggle its way out of a potentially crippling lawsuit regarding copyright infringement. In 2015, Spotify was sued after music...
Disney Hoping For A Happy Ending In Zootopia lawsuit
May 31, 2017
Esplanade Productions, the company owned by screenwriter and Hollywood veteran star Gary Goldman, filed a lawsuit against The Walt Disney company back in March 2017 alleging that W...
What is the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court?
May 25, 2017
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) is a specialist court operating within the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice. The court has existed in some form sinc...
Cheese Case Kicks Up A (Copy)right Stink
May 24, 2017
For some time now there has been a long held want from brand owners to expand intellectual property rights to cover unconventional aspects of products. For example, there has been ...
Fiesta Studios halt sale of infringing goods at Spring Fair
May 17, 2017
Anti Copying in Design (ACID) members Fiesta Studios Limited, leading distributors of artistic giftware, have successfully resolved a copyright dispute arising from this year's Spr...
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...
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