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'Uptown Funk' Faces Copyright Claim
Nov 4, 2016
Collage, a funk band prevalent in the 1980s, are suing Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson for allegedly copying significant parts of their 1983 song 'Young Girls' for use in the duo's 2014...
British Man to be Sentenced for Illegal Distribution of Music Online
Oct 31, 2016
Uploading digital content onto websites and sharing platforms without a copyright owner's consent, or more likely a license agreement, is likely to breach copyright laws. Copyright...
Problems With Youtube's Copyright Infringement Policy
Oct 27, 2016
YouTube has come under fire following flaws in their copyright infringement policy. As the online video sharing platform has grown, the way in which it regulates the content that u...
Trump's Provocative Tweet Is Skittled
Oct 25, 2016
This American presidential election has been the most lurid in memory and one of the many memorable and controversial moments came when Donald Trump Jr re-tweeted a meme where a bo...
Italian Court Rules TV Extract Videos Infringe Copyright
Oct 17, 2016
An Italian broadcasting company, successfully brought a claim for copyright infringement against an Italian media conglomerate for extracts of videos posted on a newspaper's websit...
Tom Waits in Bitter Copyright Dispute
Oct 14, 2016
Tom Waits, the famous American actor and singer has become embroiled in a dispute with Bartabas the Furious. For people unaware, Bartabas is a circus star in France and widely thou...
Kodi Boxes Subject of Court Case
Sep 28, 2016
Selling a 'fully loaded' Kodi box which is used to access subscription and pirated content for free may become illegal as a court case concerning the entertainment box is set to pr...
Open Wi-Fi Provider Not Liable for Third Party Copyright Infringement
Sep 22, 2016
A recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has clarified that businesses and organisations who offer customers and the general public access to their op...
Warner Brothers Report own website for copyright infringement
Sep 8, 2016
Warner Brothers has, rather humorously, submitted takedown requests to Google asking that their own websites are taken down, claiming copyright infringement. The requests were fil...
Successful Case Still Leaves Led Zeppelin Counting the Cost
Aug 19, 2016
We have previously reported, and indeed it has been reported globally, on the copyright case brought against Led Zeppelin in Los Angeles. Led Zeppelin were successful defending the...
Copyright Protection Extended for Industrial Design Works
Aug 12, 2016
The repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) has been repealed and the impact of this has been misreported on several news websites. Here we expla...
UK Intellectual Property Office Offers Brexit Guidance
Aug 8, 2016
The UK Intellectual Property office (IPO) has published a summary guidance note on the status of UK/EU intellectual property (IP) rights in the wake of Brexit – to be found here. T...
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