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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...
Circles and squares and apostrophes thwart Vodafone
Aug 31, 2018
One of the most significant differences in copyright law between the UK and US is that while copyright protection arises automatically in UK, in the US an application has to be mad...
YouTube gets twitchy over Twitch
Aug 30, 2018
It is a fair assumption that anybody reading this will have heard of YouTube. Twitch.tv, however, is much less well-known. It began as a niche e-sports streaming platform reserved ...
Photographer snaps success at the European Court of Justice
Aug 8, 2018
German photographer Dirk Renckhoff has recently succeeded in his claim against a German high school at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for copyright infringement. A student at ...
Who is leaking Dr Who?
Aug 7, 2018
The BBC is on a hunt to find the source of a leaked teaser clip of the upcoming and much anticipated Dr Who season. While the release of the first episode is still some months of...
Fraudulent "Takedown" notices on the rise
Aug 6, 2018
Rights-holders in the digital age make use of what are known as "DMCA Takedown Notices" to require search engines and registrars to remove listings that direct users to infringing ...
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