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Disney's Motion to Dismiss Copyright Infringement Claim is 'Frozen'!
Apr 20, 2015
A United States District Judge has refused to strike out a claim of copyright infringement directed at the trailer of the Disney/Pixar hit, Frozen. Frozen is now the largest gross...
Illegal Downloads and Film Piracy - Dallas Buyers (or rather not to buy) Club
Apr 15, 2015
All too often film viewers avoid paying for films and download what they want to watch, when they want to watch it, in contravention of the law. A recent landmark Australian decis...
Unauthorised Streaming of TV Programmes Online a Breach of Copyright
Apr 13, 2015
The European Court of Justice has been asked to consider whether the EU Copyright Rules should be changed in order to prevent public service broadcasters from re-transmitting TV pr...
IPEC Small Claims - Piercing the Corporate Veil and Benefits of Use to 'Small-time' Creatives
Apr 8, 2015
Two directors have been held personally liable along with a dissolved limited company in respect of copyright infringement. In the recent case of IP14S01982 Webb v (1) VA Events L...
Judges from New Zealand X Factor sacked over IP rant
Mar 23, 2015
Two of the Judges from the New Zealand version of X Factor have been sacked after making harsh comments directed at a contestant about his imitation of another person's 'style'. T...
Copyright Infringement – Lines to be blurred again?
Mar 16, 2015
We have previously reported on the trial to determine whether the hit song 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris Junior infringed that of Marvin Ga...
Copyright Infringement - Lines Not So Blurred Now
Mar 11, 2015
Marvin Gaye's children have been awarded nearly $7.4m after a jury found that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father's music to create Blurred Lines, the biggest so...
A One Man Clan: The Wu-Tang Clan's Plan
Mar 6, 2015
One way to increase the appetite for a new musical album release is to get people talking about it. Artists have used various forms to achieve this, whether by courting publicity ...
New Copyright Protection Term for Industrially Manufactured Artistic Works
Mar 5, 2015
It has been announced that a new law is set to be introduced in April 2020 to allow designers of artistic work which is industrially manufactured to extend the term of copyright pr...
Online Copyright Infringement - Jurisdiction / Where to Sue
Feb 26, 2015
A recent case between Pez Hejduk v EnergieAgentur NRW GmbH has considered the question of where to sue for infringement of online copyright. The usual practice within the EU is to...
Fox News Denied Summary Judgment in 9/11 Photograph Fair Use Case
Feb 25, 2015
The recent decision in North Jersey Media Group Inc. v. Jeanine Pirro and Fox News Network, LLC. is relevant to copyright infringement. On 10 February 2015 , Judge Edgardo Ramos f...
Let it go...Copyright claim over Disney's Frozen thrown out
Feb 23, 2015
A US District Court has thrown out the claim of a woman who alleged that Disney's Frozen infringed the copyright in her memoirs. Isabella Tanikumi's claim was that the film had mis...
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