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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...
Cher Seeks To Dismiss Accusations Of Copyright Infringement
Mar 9, 2017
Lawyers acting for Cher have filed a motion to dismiss against a copyright infringement claim brought against her by Moshik Nadav over the artwork and graphics which appear on her ...
Free intellectual property seminar at the Northern Design Centre - 24 May 2017
Mar 7, 2017
McDaniel & Co. will host a free seminar on intellectual property rights in partnership with the Furniture Makers' Company on 24 May 2017 at the Northern Design Centre in Gateshead....
Increased fees for PRS for Music as ITV loses appeal
Mar 2, 2017
The High Court has dismissed an appeal lodged by ITV against a 2016 ruling from the Copyright Tribunal which held that the broadcaster should pay increased royalties to PRS for Mus...
Streaming illegal content; 5 arrested
Feb 9, 2017
According to a report on the BBC website five people have been arrested, accused of selling set-top boxes modified to stream subscription football matches, television channels and ...
Beyonce Drunk in Love with copyright claims
Feb 8, 2017
According to a report on the website Fashionlaw.com, Beyonce is facing yet another copyright infringement claim. The estate of the late New Orleans-based rapper Anthony Barré – be...
Say A Prayer For them Now; Duran Duran get leave to appeal
Feb 6, 2017
The 80's iconic New Romantic band, Duran Duran are in dispute with their old record label over the ownership of the copyright in their first three albums and the bond theme tune 'V...
Facebook suffers at the hands of its subsidiary
Feb 2, 2017
Facebook's subsidiary, Oculus, which specialises in creating software and hardware for virtual reality has been ordered to pay $500 million in damages to game developer ZeniMax Med...
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