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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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BBC Facing Cosby Copyright Case
Nov 14, 2017
Carsey-Werner, the producer of the popular 1980s American television sitcom 'The Cosby Show', has brought a copyright case against the BBC. They have alleged copyright infringement...
ResearchGate Takes Step In The Right Direction
Nov 10, 2017
You may remember a few weeks ago we wrote an article on ResearchGate, the social networking site for academics to share published papers and books with one another, and the copyrig...
IP Crime Report highlights challenge of internet infringers
Oct 26, 2017
The UK Intellectual Property Office has published its IP Crime and Enforcement report for 2016-2017 (the Report). The Report explains the current challenges and threats posed by in...
Eminem's success against NZ political party
Oct 25, 2017
Eminem, the American award-winning rapper, songwriter and producer, has been the latest artist to have copyright in his music infringed. The Judgment from a May 2017 trial in a cop...
Disney Hope For A Happy Ever After
Oct 24, 2017
Disney is well known for taking its intellectual property rights seriously and defending their brand by suing anyone that dares to step on their toes. Most cases go unheard of as D...
Aboriginal artist's family battle for copyright
Oct 17, 2017
Albert Namatjira, the Australian aboriginal artist who died in 1959, made headlines this week after it was announced that the copyright in his artwork has finally been returned to ...
Blurred lines Case Appears No Clearer
Oct 16, 2017
The infamous 'Blurred Lines' verdict which ultimately decided that musicians Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were guilty of copying Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit, 'Got to give it up' h...
ResearchGate Faces Large Copyright Case
Oct 13, 2017
ResearchGate is a social networking site based in Berlin. It allows academics to share published papers, presentations and book chapters with millions of its members. The firm was ...
Pepe the Frog's creator goes after the 'alt-right'
Sep 21, 2017
The so-called Alt-right is a political movement which seems to be having a major impact on world events, most famously in the election of Donald Trump as President of the USA in 20...
Parties Overcome Song Copyright
Sep 18, 2017
'We Shall Overcome' the famous civil rights movement song, which has been called the most powerful song of the 20th Century has been the subject of a copyright dispute in the USA. ...
Monkey 'Selfie' Ownership Finally Settled
Sep 12, 2017
We have previously written about the rather improbable case of a photographer being sued by a monkey for copyright infringement. The case has now finally been settled after a 2 yea...
China announces it will tighten IP practices
Aug 25, 2017
China has long been known as the land of knock-offs and counterfeit goods, and we have reported on its practices concerning the theft of intellectual property before. Earlier artic...
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