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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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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...
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...
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