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Kraft-y-werk by Producer Avoids Copyright Infringement Claim
Jun 6, 2016
German electro-pop heavyweights, Kraftwerk, have failed in their attempt to prevent a rapper using a two-second sample of music from their hit, Metal auf Metal. Originally formed ...
Glasgow Market in 'Em-BARRAS-ing' Fake Goods Operation
Jun 1, 2016
Police and Trading Standards officers have seized up to £30 million worth of fake goods from the Barras Market in Glasgow. As part of Operation Salang organised as a joint operati...
Potential 'Fawlty' Claim of IP Infringement by John Cleese
May 24, 2016
John Cleese is considering legal action against an Australian theatre company's "brazen, utterly shameless" rip off of his successful television series 'Fawlty Towers', from which ...
Fraud and Counterfeiting in the Food Industry makes the Sector Sick
May 23, 2016
Food fraud might not be something that much consideration has been given to by the wider population, however, it is a real problem and one which may cause serious harm. Examples i...
Radiohead Accused of Copyright Infringement Over Burn the Witch Video
May 19, 2016
British band Radiohead could face legal action for copyright infringement from the family of the creator of the children's TV series the Trumptonshire trilogy. The trilogy was f...
UK Government Publishes Report on its IP Infringement Strategy until 2020
May 18, 2016
New strategies and proposals have been set out in a Government paper entitled, "Protecting creativity, supporting innovation: IP Enforcement 2020", published 10 May 2016. The docu...
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 ...
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