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EU Content Rules to change on Easter Sunday
Mar 28, 2018
Travellers often complain of the restrictions on the use of subscription based streaming and on-demand content when abroad. New "content portability" regulations aim to address tha...
BlackBerry sues Facebook and subsidiaries over patent infringement
Mar 8, 2018
BlackBerry has lodged a claim against Facebook (and its Instagram and WhatsApp subsidiaries) for infringing patents used in its messaging technologies. The patents in question allo...
Photography pirates taken on a grand tour.... of the Olive Garden
Mar 7, 2018
We reported on 20 February the story of FlightSimLabs sneaking spyware on to its customers' computers in an attempt to catch a pirate. You can read that story here. A photographer...
Google accused of patent infringement in "Siri" row
Mar 5, 2018
WiLAN, an intellectual property licensing company based in Canada and subsidiary of IPA Technologies Inc ("IPA"), has accused Google of infringement of six patents. The action was ...
Reddit bans "Deepfake" content
Feb 9, 2018
Reddit, also known as "the front page of the internet", has banned all "Deepfake" pornographic content from its website. Deepfake is a type of video that has been rife online sinc...
Waymo v Uber in trade secrets row
Feb 8, 2018
The trial of Uber in the trade-secrets scandal has begun in San Francisco before Judge William Alsup. The dispute between Waymo (a subsidiary of Google Inc,) and Uber is centred on...
IP Crime Report highlights challenge of internet infringers
Oct 26, 2017
The UK Intellectual Property Office has published its IP Crime and Enforcement report for 2016-2017 (the Report). The Report explains the current challenges and threats posed by in...
Morrisons in court over data breach
Oct 10, 2017
Supermarket chain Morrisons is in court this week faced with a lawsuit brought by thousands of current and former employees over a data breach which occurred in 2014. The personal...
Lumen links land Google into trouble
Jun 15, 2017
The Higher Regional Court of Munich has issued an injunction against Google to stop the search engine linking users to the Lumen database. Lumen collects data relating to legal com...
UK chip designer ditched by Apple may consider legal action
Apr 4, 2017
Possibly the most well-known technology company in the world, Apple, plans to discontinue the use of its current graphics technology supplier, Imagination Technologies (Imagination...
Maradona threatens legal action against Konami
Mar 31, 2017
Konami, the Japanese developers behind the Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) video game, have been threatened with legal action from Diego Maradona. The footballer has accused developers ...
A first for the UK and the Premier League
Mar 16, 2017
In a first for UK internet service providers ("ISPs"), Mr Justice Arnold has granted an order in favour of the Football Association Premier League Limited ("FAPL"), the governing b...
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