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Technology newsletter - Industry News
  • Rouse
  • China, USA
  • July 15 2014

Latest news from the US is that Lindsay Lohan is suing games developer Rockstar Games in New York over using her likeness for a character called


Circumventing conditional access, “illicit device” and copyright
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • July 30 2008

On 24 June 2008, in The Football Association Premier League Ltd v QC Leisure 2008 EWHC 1411, the FA Premier League (FAPL) suffered another potential setback in its campaign against pub landlords using foreign decoder cards in the United Kingdom to access foreign transmissions of live Premier League football matches, and the decoder suppliers


2012 Olympic Games are you planning to use it to promote your business?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 27 2011

With one year to go until the 2012 Games many businesses are already looking forward to benefiting from the expected economy boost, particularly around London, but beware there may be problems ahead


Fashion industry puts on its game face
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2012

As fashion houses are presented with the ever-challenging goal of achieving and maintaining brand recognition, many are now attempting to engage consumers in both the real and virtual worlds


Supreme Court to revisit rules concerning international exhaustion of copyright
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2010

Signaling that it intends to wade into waters last visited in Quality King Distributors, Inc. v. L’Anza Research Int’l, Inc., 523 U.S. 135 (1998), the Supreme Court this week agreed to review Omega v. Costco Wholesale Corp


Taiwan decriminalises specific types of secondary use of works
  • Formosa Transnational
  • Taiwan
  • March 24 2010

On 10th February 2010 Article 37 of the Copyright Act was amended and promulgated by Presidential Order Hua-Zong-(1)-Yi-Zih 09900029991 in order to decriminalise certain specific types of secondary use, with the intention of improving the stability of the licensing market


How legal are the football broadcasts in pubs?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 31 2008

In the case of Karen Murphy v Media Protection Services Limited 2007 EWHC 3091 (Admin), the English High Court upheld the finding of the Portsmouth Crown Court that the Appellant had committed an offence under Section 297(1) of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA


Hotel operators must pay for TV programs
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • October 7 2011

The Higher Regional Court of Munich confirmed in a decision that has now become legally binding (Decision dated 30 June 2011 file no.: 6 Sch 1409 WG) that hotel operators are obligated by law to pay appropriate remuneration to private broadcasting companies for the use of TV and radio programs


Hey Papi! Big Pimpin' thinks you ain’t no playa when it comes to his 4040 mark
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2010

As many of you baseball fans surely know, "4040" is a term reserved for ballplayers who have hit 40 home runs and stolen 40 bases in a single season


Advocate General gives opinion on access to Premier League football broadcasts
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2011

The Football Association Premier League Ltd ("FAPL") co-ordinate the filming of Premier League football matches and then licence the rights to use them