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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 ...
PRS For Music Set to Introduce New Take Down Tool
Mar 7, 2016
PRS for Music ("PRS"), the collective rights organisation which represents over 115,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK, has launched a second new venture. J...
Mountain Climbed as High Court Orders Internet Service Providers to Block Infringing Cartier and Montblanc Websites
Mar 2, 2016
Luxury brands Cartier International Limited and Montblanc GmbH recently won an important case the result of which means various leading internet service providers (ISPs) are requir...
Scottish Pub Infringes Premier League Copyright
Feb 22, 2016
A pub in Glasgow has been ordered by a court to pay the Football Association Premier League (Football Association) for copyright infringement, damages and costs after using foreign...
Kanye West Money Troubles Not Helped By Piracy of New Album
Feb 19, 2016
You may have seen in the news recently that American rapper and record producer Kanye West claims to be in millions of dollars of debt and has even made a bizarre, but seemingly se...
'GIF'-ing Copyright Infringers a Break?
Feb 11, 2016
A GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a moving image posted to a web page. A GIF can be very short clip of a film or a mixture of a number of films that play over and over again. ...
Performing Rights Societies Set To Merge
Feb 5, 2016
Two collective rights management organisations are to merge. PRS for Music (Performing Rights Society – PRS) represents the rights of over 115,000 songwriters, composers and music ...
Collective Rights Organisation Fails to Collect in Dispute with YouTube
Feb 4, 2016
The Higher Regional Court in Munich has issued a decision in a dispute between YouTube and collective rights organisation GEMA. The Court held that YouTube is not accountable for c...
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