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Left in the dark: Wikipedia embarks on blackout protest
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 18 2012

For a period of 24 hours, beginning at 5am on 18 January, Wikipedia has joined the blackout protest against U.S. anti-piracy campaigns


European Commission moots future role for ISPs in tackling IPR infringement
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 27 2011

The European Commission has issued a report ("the Report") assessing the implementation and impact of the Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive 200448EC ("the Directive"


The Digital Economy Act
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

The controversial Digital Economy Act is now law after being approved by the House of Commons by a majority of 142 votes, the House of Lords and receiving Royal Assent


Innovators encouraged to go paperless
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 15 2010

Further to our e-update "Community Trade Mark Registration Price Cut", the Intellectual Property Office have announced further changes to fees for trade marks and patents, which will be effective from 6 April 2010


Court saves Oink creator's bacon in file-sharing ‘ambush'
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 18 2010

The creator of the BitTorrent tracking site Oink's Pink Palace (Oink), Alan Ellis, has been cleared of conspiracy to defraud the music industry by a jury at Teesside Crown Court


Contentious clauses, Lord Lucas and better broadband - welcome to Digital Britain
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 22 2010

The controversial clause of the Digital Economy Bill which allows the Secretary of State to make changes to copyright law using secondary legislation, is to be diluted after a severe backlash from consumer groups, members of the public, businesses and several members of the House of Lords


Because I say so - the Digital Economy Bill takedown rules
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2010

Amendments made last week to the Digital Economy Bill have the potential seriously to impact upon the ability of sites such as YouTube to show freely content posted by users


Music company goes crazy over dancing baby
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • March 11 2010

US mum Stephanie Lenz filmed her toddler dancing to the Prince song "Let's Go Crazy" and posted the clip on YouTube for family and friends to see


Use it, or lose it
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2010

The Carlyle hotel in New York has had its UK trade mark, THE CARLYLE, revoked by the IPO on the basis of non-use within the UK


Star Wars 2009: Revenge of the Clones
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 22 2009

LucasFilm, the company behind the Star Wars movie series, has lost a copyright claim in the Court of Appeal against a prop designer who sells replica Stormtrooper helmets