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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

Pub landlords found to infringe the Premier League’s copyright: pyrrhic victory after all?

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 30 2012

In Football Association Premier League Ltd v QC Leisure 2012 EWHC 108 (Ch) Lord Justice Kitchin has now accepted that the Defendant publicans communicated copyright works contained in foreign broadcasts of Premier League matches to the public, following the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruling to that effect in October 2011

The “innocent” copying defence: only applicable to works out of copyright

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

In David Hoffman v Drug Abuse Resistance Education (UK) Ltd 2012 EWPCC 2, the Patents County Court of England and Wales assessed the use of the “innocent copying” defence under Section 97 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988

Serious e-privacy breaches: ICO guidance on monetary penalties

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

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has laid before the UK Parliament a draft of its new guidance on monetary penalties

“UK’s safest broadband”: TalkTalk in breach of CAP and BCAP Code

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 29 2012

TalkTalk’s adverts claiming to offer the “UK’s safest broadband” have been found to be in breach of the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) Code

London 2012: advertising in the event zones

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 29 2011

England, Scotland and Wales are currently developing secondary legislation to regulate advertising activity and trading in open public places around Olympic and Paralympic events during the 2012 Games

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

Spiller v Joseph: defamation and “honest comment"

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

The Supreme Court of England and Wales in Spiller v Joseph 2010 UKSC 53 has declined to alter radically the defence of "fair comment" in libel claims

The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd v Meltwater Holding BV: online commercial media monitoring services and the end user licence debate

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

This ruling from Mrs Justice Proudman confirms that businesses using an online commercial media monitoring service require a licence from the Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd

ITV Broadcasting Ltd v tv Catch Up Ltd: communication to the public of a broadcast

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

Refusing the Defendant's application for summary judgment in ITV Broadcasting Ltd v TV Catch Up Ltd 2010 EWHC 3063 (Ch), Mr Justice Kitchin has held that, as regards broadcasts, the meaning of communication to the public within Section 20 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 is not limited to broadcasts but extends to all communications by electronic means, whether one-to-one or one-to-many