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Charlie Bit My Finger and made half a million pounds
May 25, 2021
The famous YouTube clip, Charlie Bit My Finger, will be removed from the platform after it was sold for over half a million pounds via auction. The video was first aired on YouTube...
No happy ever after for Disney pirates
May 17, 2021
In its action to tackle piracy, Disney has been granted a new patent that aims to prevent early piracy leaks of its collection of movies and TV shows. The patent named “blockchain ...
Premier League broadcasting rights rolled over
May 13, 2021
Today the Premier League announced that it had agreed to rollover the existing television broadcasting rights deal in the UK. That means that the BBC retains the extended highligh...
Content ID disclaimer is illogical, says Spanish film magnate
May 10, 2021
Carlos Vasallo is a Spanish actor & producer, and is one of the most prominent players in the Mexican and Latin American film industry. He and his various companies own the rights...
MindGeek your step, pirates!
May 6, 2021
MindGeek is a Canadian company that operates a number of brands and websites operating in the adult industry, as well running a number of adult film production companies and agenci...
The beauty of demonetisation
Apr 20, 2021
James Charles is a YouTube influencer who rose to fame after launching his own YouTube channel posting makeup tutorials. In 2019 Charles was reported to have a net worth of $12 mi...
Taking down Bowser's offending appendage
Apr 16, 2021
Nintendo has successfully had taken down a lewd image which depicting well-known ‘Super Mario’ bad guy Bowser with engaged in sexual activity with another character. What has c...
Ultimate Pirating Championship
Jan 25, 2021
UFC president Dana White is no stranger to strong rhetoric and hyperbole. The build up to UFC 257 was no different, with White passionately denouncing pirate streams and even goin...
Jan 4, 2021
AliBaba has, for a long time now, struggled to deal with intellectual property infringements perpetuated on its platform. It followed Amazon’s lead in setting up a system for righ...
Tik Tok accused of patent infringement
Nov 16, 2020
In summer, Triller, the social media video making app, filed an infringement claim against its rival TikTok, and its parent company, ByteDance. In its claim, Triller alleges the co...
Significant music rights acquisition lets individuals buy shares of songs
Nov 2, 2020
Hipgnosis Songs Fund has acquired the copyright in around 33,000 songs including a 50% share in All I Want For Christmas Is You, and Let It Go (from the Frozen soundtrack). Hipg...
Inline Content Embedding Requires Copyright Holder Permission
Sep 18, 2020
EU Advocate General Szpunar has recently advised the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) that embedding a copyright work into a secondary website from another website re...
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