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Smells Like Copyright Infringement
Jan 3, 2019
Marc Jacobs, the American fashion designer and owner of his own, self-named, fashion brand, has come under fire following the release of his new fashion line, the Redux Grunge Coll...
YouTube and the European Copyright Directive
Jan 2, 2019
Back in September we reported on the new European Copyright Directive which was backed by EU lawmakers. The articles can be read here and here. The new legislation aims to protect ...
Fortnite in multi-way dance battle
Dec 19, 2018
Fortnite (or rather its owner, Epic Games) is no stranger to lawsuits. We have reported previously that it was sued by the makers of Player Unknown's Battlegrounds for various alle...
EU publishes its first Counterfeiting and Piracy Watch List
Dec 11, 2018
Following in the footsteps of the US, the EU has published its first Counterfeiting and Piracy Watch List. The list focuses on four main areas where counterfeiting and piracy are m...
"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...
A devilishly good deal for Sabrina
Nov 29, 2018
Earlier in the month, we reported that The Satanic Temple ("ST") had threatened legal action against Netflix for copyright infringement. The allegation is that Netflix copied the S...
Counterfeit condoms: the riskiest intellectual property infringement going?
Nov 22, 2018
At one time or another even the most morally incorruptible person has considered the benefit of buying a counterfeit product or watching a pirated stream. Whether that is fake Oakl...
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 ...
EU Court of Justice says no copyright in taste
Nov 15, 2018
Earlier this week, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgement in the Levola, Heks'nkaas case. For those that may not know, Levola, a Dutch vegetable p...
Ed Sheeran settles another copyright infringement claim
Nov 13, 2018
Ed Sheeran, the Halifax born music artist that boasts some of the most impressive album selling statistics of any artist, has just settled a copyright infringement claim over the s...
Rihanna says please do stop the music
Nov 12, 2018
It was just last week we reported on the dispute between Pharrell and President Trump after it emerged that the US leader used Pharrell's 'Happy' track at a rally without permissio...
Netflix series in hot water with the Satanic Temple
Nov 6, 2018
The Satanic Temple ("TST"), a religious group, has threatened legal action against Netflix for a statue used in their new series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. TST have alleg...
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