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IPTV supplier fined £18,000
14 February 2018 | Harrow | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A pre-loaded IPTV box supplier must pay a £18,000 fine for selling illicit streaming devices online, as well as breaching the Premier League’s copyright
IFPI calls for “effective solution” to value gap
07 February 2018 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), with the support of 23 other creative industry organisations, has penned a letter to the new presidency of the European Council asking it provide an “effective solution” to the so-
New trial ordered in BMG v Cox
06 February 2018 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has overturned a $25 million damages award for BMG Rights Management and ordered a new trial in its dispute with Cox Communications
CRB issues royalty rate hike for music streaming services
05 February 2018 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Grumpy Cat wins copyright lawsuit
25 January 2018 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Radiohead sue Lana Del Rey for copyright infringement
8 January 2018 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Glosfer and Gemmy to create blockchain copyright protection platform
4 January 2018 | Seoul | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Dish Network sues IPTV providers
4 January 2018 | Maryland | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Spotify sued for $1.6 billion over copyrighted works
3 January 2018 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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Facebook slams infringing content in first half of 2017
19 December 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
APLA and French police take down piracy site
14 December 2017 | Bordeaux | Reporter: Barney Dixon
PSNI, HMRC and FACT seize 50 illegal streaming devices
08 December 2017 | Belfast | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EU piracy guidance provides “no solutions”, says IFPI
01 December 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Cloud-based recordings require rightsholder consent, says CJEU
29 November 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Fake remembrance merchandise seized by UK Border Force
13 November 2017 | Tilbury | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Sci-Hub blocked in the US
06 November 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Duo arrested for Nintendo circumvention
03 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Man to pay £16,000 for streaming Sky Sports
26 October 2017 | Bristol | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Portuguese law bans DRM for public domain works
24 October 2017 | Lisbon | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Netflix, Fox and Amazon sue TickBox IPTV box
18 October 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Article 13 of DSM proposals should be deleted, says the EFF
17 October 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Pirate ad revenues halved by anti-piracy efforts
10 October 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Rightscorp signs China anti-piracy agreement
09 October 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google not liable for image search thumbnails
04 October 2017 | Hamburg | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EFF chimes in on Kodi debate
02 October 2017 | San Francisco | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BREIN secures temporary Pirate Bay blocking order
27 September 2017 | The Hague | Reporter: Barney Dixon
YouTube value gap persists, says IFPI
21 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
One million illegal set-top boxes sold in UK
19 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
ImageRights announces US Copyright Office integration
18 September 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
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Under recent amendments to Russian legislation, VPN service providers must block access to web resources that are banned in Russia, including piracy. If they refuse to cooperate, VPN services might themselves be blocked in Russia. Nikolay Leshkin, junior associate at Rouse, explains
The expected rise in counterfeiting as a result of 3D printing has yet to manifest, and as the technology’s positive effects become more clear, brands should look to take advantage of the opportunity
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Vladimir Biriulin of Gorodissky discusses the technical knowledge that the Russian IP Court has developed over its four-year tenure
With EU copyright reforms coming to a head, Barney Dixon speaks to Raegan MacDonald to see how the landscape has changed in recent months
Le Quang Vinh of Bross & Partners examines the substantive changes to criminal law in Vietnam that promise to rein in counterfeiting and piracy
As EU copyright reform continues, publishers are insisting the press publisher’s right will be good for business and won’t harm consumers. Angela Mills Wade of the European Publishers Council explains
ECTA’s copyright committee was formed in response to the modernisation of the EU’s approach to copyright. Chair Dr Christian Freudenberg tells Mark Dugdale what this has meant in practice
ECTA has ramped up its efforts to ensure that IP rights are heard in Brexit negotiations. But this isn’t all the trademark association has been up to in the past year, as Ruta Olmane explains
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While Indian fair use is not explicit, provisions exist for the fair dealing of copyright. Rohit Singh and Tina Canneth of Abu-Ghazeleh Intellectual Property delve deeper
An interpretation of the current events exception in Radosavljević is creative, say BDK Advokati's Bogdan Ivanišević and Marko Popović
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Yu-Li Tsai of Deep & Far examines how damages are calculated in patent infringement litigation
A recent amendment will make costly annulments a thing of the past. Gilberto Sanchez of SPECyF explains
New legislation in Turkey promises a swathe of trademark changes. Dr Cahit Suluk of Cahit Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm explains
A trademark decision clarified ‘against the public order’ as an absolute ground for refusal. Sár and Partners – Danubia Patent & Law Office reports
Bogdan Ivanišević and Marko Popović of BDK Advokati review the recent squabble about copyright protection for ‘routinely created photos’
Alston & Bird recently expanded with a new office focusing on counselling Chinese companies on US intellectual property law. Yitai Hu explains what patent owners face when working across borders
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