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BREIN shuts down sheet music group
17 August 2017 | Amsterdam | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Dutch anti-piracy group Brein has closed down a Facebook group that was offering infringing sheet music
Prosecutions are coming following GoT leak
17 August 2017 | Maharashtra | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Four people have been arrested in connection with the leak of an episode of hit HBO TV show Game of Thrones, Star India has confirmed
Sci-Hub holds more than two thirds of all scholarly articles
16 August 2017 | | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Academic pirate website, Sci-Hub contains nearly 69 percent of all 81.6 million scholarly articles, which rises to 85 percent for those published in closed access journals
Take-Two scores slam dunk in NBA case
14 August 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
ImageRights acquires Image Witness
11 August 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Binded announces US Copyright Office integration
09 August 2017 | San Francisco | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US right to indict KickAss Torrents founder
08 August 2017 | Illinois | Reporter: Barney Dixon
South African copyright changes draw criticism
07 August 2017 | Cape Town | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Photographer could get monkey off his back
07 August 2017 | San Francisco | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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T.Rex attacks Baby Driver
04 August 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Premier League granted season-long blocking order
28 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Site blocks mean big drops
27 July 2017 | Lisbon | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Kodi crackdown continues
25 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Katherine Brown
Advertising group tags pirate apps
14 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Monkey see, monkey sue: Naruto’s day in court
13 July 2017 | San Francisco | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Canadian court teaches university a thing or two about fair dealing
13 July 2017 | Toronto | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
DSM copyright directive pushes on
12 July 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Votes due on Digital Single Market’s copyright directive
11 July 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US secures another SnappzMarket conviction
11 July 2017 | Atlanta | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Infringers crossing streams, finds study
07 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
MPAA: Voluntary agreements hard on piracy
05 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK MEP: EU copyright reform views proving ‘irreconcilable’
05 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
A third of Premier League fans illegally stream
04 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Cross-border portability nears the finish line
30 June 2017 | Budapest | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Google must remove results globally
30 June 2017 | Ottowa | Reporter: Barney Dixon
DMCA anti-circumvention is fine as it is
29 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Elsevier wins $15 million settlement
26 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Trio sentenced over piracy business
26 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Dancing Baby will be neither seen nor heard
21 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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INTA’s anti-counterfeiting committee services its members worldwide with up-to-date enforcement advice, as Heather McDonald tells Barney Dixon
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
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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
William Dyer III and Bea Koempel-Thomas of Lee & Hayes examine TC Heartland v Kraft and the arguments put forward in support of each party
As Brexit negotiations begin, it is still unclear where trademarks fit in. But, with two years to get a good deal, the UK government needs to consider all aspects
Rights holders that want to protect their valuable intellectual property have to be willing to change
Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms are not being used to their full potential, according to IPzen’s Julia Cytrynbaum
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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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