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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


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


3 strikes and we'll. do something - the Ofcom consultation
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 9 2010

Ofcom is inviting comment on the consultation paper it issued last week proposing a "Code" for implementing the new Digital Economy Act 2010


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"


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


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


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


If you buy a counterfeit bag, make sure you have a genuine wallet!
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • Italy, United Kingdom
  • June 16 2010

A tourist in Italy found herself with a 1000 euro fine after purchasing a counterfeit Louis Vuitton handbag from a vendor on a beach in the area of Jesolo near Venice


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


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