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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...
Facebook suffers at the hands of its subsidiary
Feb 2, 2017
Facebook's subsidiary, Oculus, which specialises in creating software and hardware for virtual reality has been ordered to pay $500 million in damages to game developer ZeniMax Med...
British Man to be Sentenced for Illegal Distribution of Music Online
Oct 31, 2016
Uploading digital content onto websites and sharing platforms without a copyright owner's consent, or more likely a license agreement, is likely to breach copyright laws. Copyright...
Problems With Youtube's Copyright Infringement Policy
Oct 27, 2016
YouTube has come under fire following flaws in their copyright infringement policy. As the online video sharing platform has grown, the way in which it regulates the content that u...
Political Battle in USA Over Future of ICANN
Sep 30, 2016
We have previously commented here on the decision of the US government to relinquish control of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN is a not for ...
Warner Brothers Report own website for copyright infringement
Sep 8, 2016
Warner Brothers has, rather humorously, submitted takedown requests to Google asking that their own websites are taken down, claiming copyright infringement. The requests were fil...
Sage Shares Fall Following Data Breach
Aug 15, 2016
Sage, a business technology leader based in Newcastle upon Tyne and which provides software services to businesses in over 20 countries, has announced a breach in its data security...
Part of Kering's Counterfeit Claim Against Alibaba Dismissed
Aug 10, 2016
A US Judge has dismissed part of a claim relating to the sale of counterfeit goods brought against Alibaba by various brands, including Gucci and YSL, owned by Kering SA. The part ...
US Navy All at Sea Over $596 Million Copyright Piracy Claim
Jul 26, 2016
A German software company is suing the US Navy for copyright infringement in a complaint centering on virtual reality software in a claim estimated to be worth a staggering $596 mi...
Brexit, Branding, and Overseas Expansion
Jul 15, 2016
There is much uncertainty for businesses in the marketplace at the moment in light of the 'Brexit' vote. Much has been made of the fact that nothing is expected to change in the sh...
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