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We continue to read of copyright disputes in the music business and this month is no exception.
US rapper Jay-Z had successfully defended a claim brought by a sound engineer who was claiming to be the joint owner of the copyright in three albums produced by Jay-Z’s record label.
A round-up of the latest intellectual property issues, including parody and theatrical copyright, Instagram and copyright, an album copyright dispute, and Rihanna.
There remain some users that ignore social and workplace etiquette online. Such ignorance, whether intentional or not, can cause problems for businesses.
The Commercial Court has served a salutary reminder that parties should not become complacent towards the close of contractual negotiations.
This article looks at the decision of the Football Disciplinary Commission to impose a £30,000 suspended fine on Reading Football Club and offers guidance to football clubs that are looking at funding options in light of this decision.
The music industry is no stranger to cases of copyright infringement.
In C More Entertainment v Sandberg the claimant was a Swedish pay-TV company that broadcasts ice hockey matches on its website, upon payment of a fee.
The song ‘Happy Birthday to You’ is allegedly the highest grossing song of all time.
Katy Perry, following her performance at this year’s Superbowl, has since tried to register the Left Shark design as a trademark.
The sector inquiry will focus on those goods and services in which e-commerce is most widespread.
Assets of community value rules: should construction industry raise a toast or drown its sorrows? download
Have regulations aimed at protecting assets of local value and importance had a negative impact on the construction and development industries?
Copyright protection for ’artistic’ replica products is to be extended.
The term of copyright protection for literary, dramatic and musical works is the creator’s life plus 70 years.
New copyright regulations came into force in the UK on 1 October 2014.
Product placement — and the law and regulations governing it — is becoming increasingly important as the way in which we watch television changes.
The Advertising Standards Authority has warned video bloggers — vloggers — that they need to be clearer when they are accepting payment for promoting products.
In Comic Enterprises v Twentieth Century Fox Film, the High Court ruled that the TV show infringed the figurative mark of a UK comedy club.
The media has reported that the Premier League is intending to clamp down on the unauthorised uploading of clips from televised football matches.
In this case, the intervener applied for registration as a Community trademark of a figurative sign depicting a bicycle polo player in respect of Class 18, Class 25 and Class 28.