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An artistic licence? The Digital Economy Bill is published
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 26 2009

The UK Parliament has now published the Digital Economy Bill, which makes a number of controversial amendments to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and includes key provisions relating to the regulation of online file-sharing and copyright protection and licensing generally


A picture is worth two thousand... pounds
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 8 2009

Getty Images, the stock photography agency, has won another litigation dispute over unauthorised use of one of its digital images


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


Protect your brand now cheaper than ever
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 12 2009

When looking to distinguish your business or brand from others in your field, one of the most effective ways to do so is by use of a trade mark


Patently a benefit from hard work
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2009

In general, any invention which is created by an employee in the normal course of his employment will belong to his employer


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"


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


Sometimes there is just no comparison
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 27 2010

A ruling by the ECJ this week in the case of L'Oreal v Bellure has come under heavy criticism from the Court of Appeal for being unfair, undermining free speech and damaging competition, but despite disagreeing with the ruling almost in its entirety, the Court of Appeal have applied it anyway


Pink Floyd come out from the dark side of the moon in royalties dispute
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 2 2010

Pink Floyd have taken the crown in their recent royalty dispute with record company EMI