Category Archives: Copyright Law

Computer and Internet Updates for 2018-12-09

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2018-12-08 https://t.co/Y0Lf1GrDw5 2018-12-09 Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2018-12-08 https://t.co/TMLms7V7Wf 2018-12-09 Core Copyright Industries Added $1.3 Trillion To U.S. Economy; Employ 5.7 Million American Workers https://t.co/X5jcSFjtYK 2018-12-09 Spotify Wants Appeals Court to Decide Who in Music Can Sue for Copyright Infringement https://t.co/PRcUV3I5Ta 2018-12-09 Is Pornography Not Protected by Copyright? – Office of Copyright https://t.co/80s6Pl9lfT 2018-12-09 Internet Court employs the blockchain technology to solve copyright issues for online writers https://t.co/nBBYQJpnDC 2018-12-09 Rapper Sues The Makers Of Fortnite Claiming Copyright Infringement Of Dance Moves https://t.co/rhIZSOEgqO 2018-12-09 UK government to invest $25M into creative industries https://t.co/TMTS9Y3dwB 2018-12-09 The fight to save music online – UK Music https://t.co/IPsjR74Qn4 2018-12-09 Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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First blocking orders issued in Greece … but how effective are they?

Access blocked … or not?Fifteen months after the law introducing the Greek “Commission for the notification of online copyright and related rights infringement”was passed and eight months after the start of its operations, the Commission has finally issued its first blocking orders. Katfriend Yannos Paramythiotis(Paramythiotis & Partners Law Firm) explains what happened.Here’s what Yannos writes:The blocking order application was filed by EPOE, an organization for the collective protection of audiovisual works representing Greek film production and distribution companies Odeon, Seven, Feelgood Entairtainment, Tanweer Alliances and the Greek Film Centre. These entities are the licensees of rights in films produced Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Walt Disney Pictures, Universal and Sony Pictures for the Greek territory. EPOE requested the blocking of several torrent, streaming and subtitle websites providing access to infringing content.….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Brand Protection Conference [Part 2]

This is the second in a series of blogs following the Second Brand Protection Conference in Frankfurt. The first is available here.The first blog looked at some of the issues faced by major brands. This blog looks at some of the solutions. The law enforcement perspectiveDavid Hunt from Camden Trading Standards gave a fascinating overview of the long Camden market's long history of counterfeit goods – where the fakes have become a tourist attraction in their own right. David and his team has successfully implemented a new way of tackling counterfeit goods in co-operation with the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, police and major payment providers. New approaches to landlords who are being made to take greater responsibility for their markets (thanks to money laundering legislation) together with the Real Deal initiative have been very helpful as well. Following successful prosecutions, Camden High Street is slowly changing and major brands are moving in to take over the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Computer and Internet Updates for 2018-12-07

Computer and Internet Updates for 2018-12-06 https://t.co/kYNH6tTzgp 2018-12-07 Computer and Internet Updates for 2018-12-06 https://t.co/Mj0K9m446Y 2018-12-07 It’s Time for YouTube to Take its Share of Responsibility Towards Filmmakers ~ CreativeFuture https://t.co/vP6uqVwB1y 2018-12-07.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Brand Protection – fresh perspectives from a Frankfurt conference [Part 1]

Brand protection is much harder in the digital age – small packages are a big part of the problemI have recently returned from the Second Brand Protection Congress in Frankfurt.It was a very interesting event with a wide range of speakers and topics all linked to brand protection. The talks ranged from the various online anti-counterfeiting tools and latest technological developments and intermediary liability through to the various methods that brands have adopted to protect their rights. There were far too many issues discussed for me to go into the detail they deserve but these blogs will cover off the points which I found most interesting (and I hope will be of the most interest to IPKat readers).The industry perspectiveThe dangers associated with counterfeits and illicit trade were highlighted in David Luna’s opening keynote. Oliver Fein went on to note that there is a tendency for business teams such as brand protection, security, IT security, IP and trade marks….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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