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Kanye West Money Troubles Not Helped By Piracy of New Album
Feb 19, 2016
You may have seen in the news recently that American rapper and record producer Kanye West claims to be in millions of dollars of debt and has even made a bizarre, but seemingly se...
Jeb Bush 'Trumped' in Domain Name Acquisition
Feb 17, 2016
In a blow to the Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, it has been speculated that Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman and fellow front-runner in the presidential elect...
'GIF'-ing Copyright Infringers a Break?
Feb 11, 2016
A GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a moving image posted to a web page. A GIF can be very short clip of a film or a mixture of a number of films that play over and over again. ...
Collective Rights Organisation Fails to Collect in Dispute with YouTube
Feb 4, 2016
The Higher Regional Court in Munich has issued a decision in a dispute between YouTube and collective rights organisation GEMA. The Court held that YouTube is not accountable for c...
A 'Fine' Mess for The Fine Bros in Controversial Trademark Plans
Feb 3, 2016
The Brothers and YouTube Brothers Rafi and Benny Fine are the well-known YouTubers behind the 'The Fine Bros' and 'React' YouTube channels. They are some of YouTube's most popular...
Plenty of Horsing Around in 'My Little Pony' Dispute
Jan 27, 2016
In the US, Font Brothers has filed a claim against one of the biggest toy manufacturers, Hasbro and their 'My Little Pony' brand for the alleged usage of its 'Generation B' font on...
Social Media Copyright Issues - Photographs, Journalists and the Individual
Jan 6, 2016
The use of photographs by journalists without the permission of the photographer or author appears to be becoming more common but what does this mean from an IP law perspective for...
Back to the Past - More Negative Press for Hoverboards
Dec 17, 2015
The news that the Metropolitan Police are searching for a man caught on CCTV stealing a case of Lucozade from a supermarket in south London whilst riding a 'hoverboard' (otherwise ...
Digital Toy Maker VTech Reports Customer Data Stolen
Dec 1, 2015
VTech, the company which specialises in electronic toys and educational material for children, has had its app store database, Learning Lodge, compromised in a recent cyber attack....
Online Software Pirate "Off The Hook" Following Copyright Infringement
Nov 30, 2015
In a recent case an online software pirate settled claims against him on unusual out of court terms with a number of jointly represented leading software companies, including Micro...
GoPro Faces Legal Action Over Latest Action Camera
Nov 13, 2015
GoPro, leader and innovator in the wearable action camera market, is facing allegations of US Design Patent infringement in relation to its new cube shaped Hero4 Session camera. Th...
Safe Harbour and Confusing Phrases
Oct 21, 2015
There has been a lot of deliberation and opinion in recent days following the decision of the CJEU in the Safe Harbour case C362/14, which involved shared personal data between the...
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