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The latest updates and breaking news on Intellectual Property from around the world
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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...
Avoid "modded" games consoles, PIPCU warns
Dec 7, 2018
The City of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit (much more manageably known as "PIPCU") has issued a warning to Christmas shoppers of the dangers of buying modded game...
Pornhub succeeds in domain dispute against Pornhob
Dec 5, 2018
In days gone by a big gripe of successful companies was rivals commencing business with a very (and confusingly) similar company name. In England and Wales, the Company Names Tribu...
Discussion of Article 13 of the European Copyright Directive
Nov 20, 2018
The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (more commonly known as The European Copyright Directive) is draft legislation that has the potential to forever change the ...
Can India's new pornography ban actually work?
Oct 30, 2018
The Indian Government has reinstated its ban on access to pornographic material online. Rather than blanket ban access to websites that are tagged as "adult" themed (similar to the...
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