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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...
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...
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