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Sound-alike songs: blurring the lines

  • Pitmans LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 17 2014

IP & IT analysis: Claims that the hit song 'Blurred Lines' plagiarises a Marvin Gaye song will be settled by trial, a judge in the US has ruled. In

Skits, spoofs and satire how the parody exception could change advertising

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 31 2014

A recently-introduced exception to copyright protection presents a new opportunity for the advertising and creative industries to adapt existing

New changes to UK copyright law

  • Pitmans LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 27 2014

Copyright protects books, poems, plays, music, films and works of art amongst other works. So the artistic works of Tracey Emin, the latest sound

Media & entertainment review - Autumn 2014

  • Gateley
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 21 2014

Two new exceptions have been added to the primary UK copyright legislation (Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988). The exceptions which came into

Copyright laws and the digital world: in sync or badly dubbed?

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 20 2014

“The latest YouTube sensation” has become common parlance for videos and increasingly, people are becoming an instant worldwide hit. The likes of

Copyright infringement will football fans play ball?

  • Kingsley Napley
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 9 2014

2014 marks 50 years since the BBC's Match of the Day started providing generation after generation of football fans with highlights of the weekend's

New anti-piracy initiative launched in the UK to curb illegal downloads and file-sharing

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 17 2014

Piracy remains a serious problem in the UK with Ofcom reporting that one in four downloads in the UK in 2013 were pirated. The effects of piracy are

Digital and social media rights: playing the advantage or should we call foul?

  • Dentons
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  • United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 15 2014

Football fans' excitement as the long, dark 33 days without top class football finally ended with the start of the Premier League season on 16 August

Copyright provisions

  • Rouse Legal
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  • Russia, United Kingdom
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  • September 11 2014

The new version of the Civil Code is supplemented with Art. 1286.1 that contains provisions on open license for copyright. As a general rule, this is

European Court clarifies when parody on copyrighted work is allowed

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
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  • European Union, Netherlands, United Kingdom
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  • September 10 2014

In its recent Deckmyn ruling the European Court of Justice answered preliminary questions about the interpretation of the parody exception under the