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UK Citizen Jailed for Internet Piracy Scam
Sep 14, 2015
A man in the UK has been jailed for running an illegal website offering access to the latest films and TV shows. Paul Mahoney reportedly made £300,000 through advertising on his we...
Copyright protection for photographs of Pope Francis?
Sep 3, 2015
A painting of Pope Francis, officially commissioned by the World Meeting of Families ahead of the Pope's visit to the USA, has been under scrutiny amidst allegations that is based ...
Ashley Madison - Copyright Takedown Notices and Data Handling
Aug 24, 2015
Ashley Madison (AM), extramarital dating website and victim of the recent and heavily publicised hacking scandal, faces a real risk of complete business failure. Plans to float AM ...
Copyright Tribunal Reference Leads to Temporary Increase in PRS TV Admin Rates
Aug 19, 2015
PRS for Music ("PRS"), a UK copyright collection society, has recently written to and notified members of a temporary increase in their TV admin rates by 'an additional one percent...
Internet Pirates Sink Dallas Buyers Club Rights Holder's Application for Damages
Aug 18, 2015
Increased ease and accessibility to the internet content coupled with rising costs of cinema tickets have made the issue of streaming and downloading movie materials a growing prob...
Copyright - Commissioned Works, Ownership and Assignment
Aug 13, 2015
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court ("IPEC") has recently made a judgement, which established that an individual who commissioned logos to be designed for their business was...
Moschino "Vandal-Eye(es)" Copyright of Graffiti Artist Rime
Aug 12, 2015
The Italian high-fashion brand Moschino, along with its Designer, Jeremy Scott, is being sued for copyright infringement by a graffiti artist also known as Rime who claims that a p...
Has Great British Bake-Off Bitten off More than it Can Chew?
Aug 11, 2015
The BBC has recently produced and aired a big-budget trailer to advertise this year's much-anticipated series of the Great British Bake-Off. The advert showed Mary Berry, celebrate...
No Prizes for Gap in Copyright Claim
Aug 3, 2015
Sugartown Worldwide LLC ("Sugartown"), the owner of the famous Lilly Pulitzer (of the Pulitzer Prize family genus) trade mark, claims copyright infringement of several clothes and ...
The UK Copyright Hub – what's that then?
Jul 31, 2015
What is it? The Copyright Hub is an online database providing users with information about the author, origin, and cost of licensing a particular copyright work. Information is st...
Twitter Take Downs – Authors of Jokes Fail to see the Funny Side
Jul 30, 2015
Twitter has started to remove tweets at the request of users who believe that the content of their tweets has been stolen. If someone believes that their work has been stolen they...
End of an ERRA: Government Revokes Repeal of 25 year Limit of Copyright Protection
Jul 28, 2015
On 20 July 2015, Baronness Neville-Rolfe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills signed off on Statutory Instrument 2015 No. 1558: "The Secreta...
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