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Police initiative tackles online piracy
Jan 16, 2017
Internet piracy and websites infringing intellectual property pose a growing threat to businesses in the UK. The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), amo...
Disney Races Away In Cars Copyright Victory
Jan 9, 2017
Disney has secured victory in a Chinese intellectual property dispute which demonstrates that western brands are having more success in enforcing their rights in China. In the sum...
Bieber & Usher Successful In Copyright Dispute
Jan 6, 2017
Justin Bieber and Usher will likely be celebrating today after being successful in a lawsuit which was launched against their song "Somebody to Love" that the pair released in 2010...
Beyonce Faces Copyright Lawsuit Over Use Of Logo In Video
Dec 20, 2016
Beyonce is facing a lawsuit in the USA over allegations of copyright infringement in her 'Drunk In Love' video. The singer is being sued by Dwayne Walker over the alleged use of th...
Duran Duran Denied Copyright Reversion
Dec 5, 2016
On Friday, Arnold J ruled against Duran Duran in a copyright contract dispute with its long-term record producers Gloucester Place Music Ltd (the Claimant). The band assigned the i...
Oh What A Night For Jersey Boy's In Copyright Dispute
Dec 2, 2016
The creators of the successful musical stage show the 'Jersey Boys' have been found guilty of copyright infringement by a court in Nevada, USA. This is a controversial end for the ...
Claimants Seek To Overcome Copyright In Protest Song
Nov 24, 2016
The unofficial anthem to the Civil Rights Movement in the USA, 'We Shall Overcome', has moved closer to entering the public domain after a New York federal judge rejected a publish...
E-lending: one book one user
Nov 10, 2016
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today held in Vereniging Openbare Bibliotheken v Stichting Leenrecht that libraries should be allowed to lend out digital copi...
'Uptown Funk' Faces Copyright Claim
Nov 4, 2016
Collage, a funk band prevalent in the 1980s, are suing Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson for allegedly copying significant parts of their 1983 song 'Young Girls' for use in the duo's 2014...
British Man to be Sentenced for Illegal Distribution of Music Online
Oct 31, 2016
Uploading digital content onto websites and sharing platforms without a copyright owner's consent, or more likely a license agreement, is likely to breach copyright laws. Copyright...
Problems With Youtube's Copyright Infringement Policy
Oct 27, 2016
YouTube has come under fire following flaws in their copyright infringement policy. As the online video sharing platform has grown, the way in which it regulates the content that u...
Trump's Provocative Tweet Is Skittled
Oct 25, 2016
This American presidential election has been the most lurid in memory and one of the many memorable and controversial moments came when Donald Trump Jr re-tweeted a meme where a bo...
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