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Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (Amendment): PPL licence exemptions abolished

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 25 2011

The Copyright Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) 1988 (Amendment) Regulations 20102694 has abolished, as of 1 January 2011, exemptions in the CDPA that allowed charitable and not-for-profit organisations to play recorded or broadcast music in public without obtaining a PPL licence

Privilege against self-incrimination and the scope of the intellectual property exception

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 30 2012

In Stephen John Coogan v News Group Newspapers Ltd 2012 EWCA Civ 48 the Court of Appeal of England and Wales upheld orders from the High Court of England and Wales requiring the private investigator for the former News of the World newspaper, Mr Mulcaire, to provide information regarding his phone hacking activities, despite Mr Mulcaire’s argument that to do so would infringe his privilege against self-incrimination