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Significant music rights acquisition lets individuals buy shares of songs
Nov 2, 2020
Hipgnosis Songs Fund has acquired the copyright in around 33,000 songs including a 50% share in All I Want For Christmas Is You, and Let It Go (from the Frozen soundtrack). Hipg...
Photographer sues Yahoo for use of his photographs
Oct 28, 2020
Howard Schatz is an award winning American photographer, who on Wednesday 21 October 2020 filed a complaint at the Central District of California against Verizon Communications. I...
Oracle v Google; the decade long dispute nears an end
Oct 22, 2020
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments from both Google and Oracle in the decade long lawsuit regarding copyright and Google’s Android software....
Content Delivery Networks – could porn change how the internet works?
Oct 20, 2020
OnlyFans is a subscription based content platform, similar to Patreon, but that has a strong bias towards adult content. Deniece Waidhofer is an adult model that posts images o...
WWE faces dispute over use of wrestlers’ tattoos
Oct 19, 2020
Catherine Alexander is the tattoo artist of renowned World Wrestling Entertainment (“WWE”) superstar Randy Orton. Alexander has brought a claim for copyright infringement against ...
What next for the Aboriginal flag?
Oct 15, 2020
The Aboriginal flag represents the Aboriginal Australians and holds special legal and political status for the Aboriginal people. Unlike many official national flags, the Aborigin...
Freeplay Music or Free to Play Music? That is the question.
Oct 12, 2020
Freeplay Music Company is a music productions company that provides a library of music tracks for its customers. Earlier in April this year, Freeplay Music issued a claim against ...
Writer casts some light on NBCUniversal’s Darkest Hour
Oct 9, 2020
Darkest Hour is a 2017 war drama starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in his fight against Adolf Hitler in WWII. On Friday 18 September, TV & film writer Ben Kaplan filed...
Hermès Unveils Sophisticated Counterfeit Ring
Oct 7, 2020
Hermès, the French luxury goods manufacturer, together with French authorities has recently uncovered a sophisticated counterfeiting scheme which has seen seven former Hermès emplo...
Inline Content Embedding Requires Copyright Holder Permission
Sep 18, 2020
EU Advocate General Szpunar has recently advised the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) that embedding a copyright work into a secondary website from another website re...
Premier League TV deal or no deal
Sep 4, 2020
As the new Premier League season draws ever closer, competing parties are wrangling over how fans will get to watch matches. With hundreds of thousands of fans that would usuall...
Police crackdown on pirate IPTV content
Jul 21, 2020
The supply of pirate Internet Protocol Television (“IPTV”) is a global issue, with authorities all across Europe cracking down on infringers. A large portion of these pirate sites ...
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