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Is infrared the answer to low-tech cinema piracy?
May 20, 2019
We have previously reported on low-tech cinema piracy (sometimes known as 'camming') where a pirate simply records what he or she sees and hears in a cinema and uploads the resulti...
Copyright and the Wolf of Wolverhampton
May 13, 2019
Premier League football club Wolverhampton Wanderers is facing allegations copyright infringement from Peter Davies, who claims he drew the head of the wolf used on the player's sh...
Instagram is the "top showcase platform for counterfeiters"
May 7, 2019
Ghost Data, the data analysis and AI analytics firm, last month released a report entitled "Instagram and counterfeiting in 2019: new features, old problems". You can read the enti...
PIPCU introduces new scheme to help victims of counterfeiting
Apr 30, 2019
On World Intellectual Property Day (26 April 2019), the City of London's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit ("PIPCU") announced its new operation aimed to help victims of coun...
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 ...
Prince's estate awarded millions in claim for unauthorised music release
Apr 15, 2019
The estate of the late music icon Prince continues to vigorously protect the artist's intellectual property. In September last year we reported on the steps the estate had taken ag...
Mercedes Benz in hot water with Detroit artists
Apr 2, 2019
Yesterday we reported on Jaguar Land Rovers success at the Chinese courts against Chinese copycat car manufacturer, Jiangling Motor Corporation. Today, car manufacturer Mercedes Be...
Memes and GIF's exempt under new copyright directive
Mar 28, 2019
The European Parliament has finally voted in the new European Copyright Directive ("Directive"). The legislation, which was revised several times in its making, will be considered ...
PIPCU investigation leads to prison time for UK pirates
Mar 20, 2019
Beginning in 2013, PIPCU (the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit) investigated the theft of the Expendables 3 movie in advance of its Hollywood release. That investigation too...
Fall Out Boy in soft cuddly dispute
Mar 18, 2019
Llamas rarely evoke anything other than warm responses and a release of cutesy expressions. However, with puppeteers the Furry Puppet Studio suing Fall Out Boy over the band's alle...
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