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Avengers: A Tale of Piracy
Apr 25, 2019
Another digital piracy story today, this time underpinned by a rather strange commercial decision taken by the rights holder Marvel. Marvel took the decision to release Avengers: E...
Game of Thrones pirates might be the most efficient in the world
Apr 24, 2019
Game of Thrones has been a worldwide phenomenon and reaches millions of people across the world. It has also been a prime target for digital pirates both in distributing copies il...
This counterfeit piggy went to market…
Apr 23, 2019
Entertainment One ("eOne"), the Canadian company that creates and owns the precocious but tedious Peppa Pig (and her family and friends) have been hard at work suing a plethora of ...
Christchurch shootings prompt new Australian legislation to govern social media
Apr 8, 2019
The mosque shootings that took place on 15 March 2019 in Christchurch sent shock waves throughout the world. The event, which lasted 17 minutes, was live streamed by the killer on ...
You Win Some, You Lose Some
Mar 19, 2019
Apple is no stranger to litigation and expensive, lengthy court battles. We have reported on many of Apple's disputes over the years, some of these reports can be read here and her...
Facebook found liable for hosting unlicensed content
Feb 22, 2019
Facebook has suffered an important and globally significant defeat at the Tribunale Roma in Italy. Last week the court held Facebook liable for hosting links to infringing content ...
YouTube Copyright extortion is a real and growing problem
Feb 19, 2019
As content hosts get ever more concerned about hosting infringing content, a new type of digital extortion has emerged that is threatening vloggers and videographers alike: the cop...
Apple crunch down on the theft of trade secrets
Feb 13, 2019
An Apple employee, and Chinese citizen, has been accused of stealing trade secrets this week in relation to the company's self-driving car technology. The matter is no doubt adding...
US files criminal charges against Huawei
Jan 29, 2019
Huawei, the Chinese multinational conglomerate which specialises in telecommunications, has come under fire this week after the US Department of Justice charged the firm with a hos...
Netflix joins Hollywood's biggest labels in trade association
Jan 24, 2019
The Motion Picture Association of America ("MPAA") is a trade association and lobbying group that works to further the interests of the movie and TV industry in the US. Its members...
Cabaret v Takeaway in Moulin Rouge dispute
Dec 13, 2018
We don't often get a chance to report on an intellectual property issue quite so local as this one: a Gateshead takeaway has been involved in a dispute with the owners of Paris nig...
"Kodi No Limits" has no place on YouTube
Dec 10, 2018
As we have reported in the past, Kodi boxes are pieces entertainment hardware that, when paired with add-ons, allow access to illegal streams of premium television channels and 'On...
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