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Boo-Hoo - Copyright Does Not Subsist in Pomeranian Dog Toy
Oct 26, 2015
Copyright does not subsist in a toy of the world's 'cutest dog', a Pomeranian named Boo, according to The District Court in The Hague. Buddy Boo Inc. is an American Company founde...
Copyright Claim Against Jay Z "lacked standing"
Oct 23, 2015
Jay Z has come out of a week-long copyright infringement trial smiling. The rapper's 1999 hit Big Pimpin' incorporated a sample from a 1957 song by the late Baligh Hamdi, whose Nep...
Safe Harbour and Confusing Phrases
Oct 21, 2015
There has been a lot of deliberation and opinion in recent days following the decision of the CJEU in the Safe Harbour case C362/14, which involved shared personal data between the...
Donald Trump Campaign Threatened with Copyright Action
Oct 12, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been threatened by Aerosmith in relation to its song 'Dream On', which Trump has used at campaign events, apparently without perm...
Copyright, Settlement and Quantum in the IPEC
Oct 6, 2015
Frequently only the arguments and evidence which lead to the outcome at trial are reported. It is not often possible to look in detail at those cases which settle, because the agre...
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...
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