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Snapchat Users Could Be 'Snapped' Up By Copyright Infringement
May 6, 2016
Snapchat is an image messaging app which was launched in 2011. The app is unique in that users can take a photo or video, add a caption or doodle and send it to a friend. At its co...
Universal Music and Capital Records Clip the Wings of IFP in Copyright Infringement Case
May 5, 2016
Inflight Productions (IFP) and its parent company Global Eagle provided inflight entertainment services to American Airlines (later US Airlines). In a recent decision they were f...
Not a Case of 'VANTA'-Black and White in IP Law
May 3, 2016
'Vantablack' is the name used to describe a new 'super-black' coating/paint developed by Surrey NanoSystems and questions have been raised as to whether an artist may be granted ex...
Is Youtube a Motley Crew with regard to Royalty Payments?
Apr 25, 2016
Youtube has faced further criticism relating to the level of royalty payments it makes to musicians in respect of music video streams. Nikki Sixx, a co-founder of the Motley Crew,...
Copyright and Kanye Kissing Kanye
Apr 22, 2016
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are no strangers to being in the news and we have previously written about Kanye West on this site. Kanye, or rather his image, is now the subject of ...
Kendrick Lamar Lost for Original Lyrics in Latest Copyright Infringement Action
Apr 19, 2016
Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar is facing a lawsuit for copyright infringement over allegedly stealing a song. According to the complaint, the rapper is being sued for using ...
Photographer Brings Copyright Claim Against Mapplethorpe Estate
Apr 15, 2016
Robert Mapplethorpe, the famous and controversial photographer, is best known for the often controversial subject nature of his photographs including male and female nudes and port...
Law School in US makes an ASS of Itself
Apr 7, 2016
A US university was left embarrassed following their decision to rename a law school after late Supreme Court judge Antonin Scalia. George Mason University in Virginia said it wou...
A Winning Move in Chess Broadcasting Rights Battle?
Mar 30, 2016
Agon Limited is the organiser of the World Chess Championship and broadcasts live matches on its website. In contrast to other sports, the broadcast is of graphic boards showing t...
Copyright Infringement - 'Stumped' By 8 Second Clip of Cricket Match
Mar 24, 2016
On 18 March 2016, Mr Justice Arnold issued a judgement in England And Wales Cricket Board Ltd & Anor v Tixdaq Ltd & Anor which concerned whether there could be copyright infringeme...
BREXIT - An IP Perspective
Mar 22, 2016
The Prime Minister recently announced that a referendum on whether the UK should remain part of the European Union or not will to take place on 23 June 2016. UK companies are now c...
Copyright Infringement and Liability of Providers of 'Free' Public Wi-Fi
Mar 21, 2016
On 16 March 2016, Advocate General ("AG") Szpunar of the Court of Justice of the Union ("CJEU") delivered an opinion on reference to the CJEU concerning the liability of providers ...
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