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What are the commercial consequences of the removal of ‘Film’ from s72 CDPA 1988?
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 15 2017

The Football Association Premier League Ltd & others vs QC Leisure & Others (C-40308) (along with the inter-linked case of Karen Murphy vs Media

Duran Duran Come Undone
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 15 2017

The English courts refuse the members of Duran Duran and their service companies the right to terminate the grant of copyright pursuant to section

2016 Copyright Year in Review
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 14 2017

Below are our selections of the most interesting developments in Canadian Copyright Law in 2016 from documentaries, toys, building plans, surveys

Robojournalism - Artificial intelligence and the media
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 3 2017

According to the 'infinite monkey theorem', a monkey randomly hitting keys on a typewriter for an infinite amount of time will almost certainly end

McCartney battles to reclaim copyright in Beatles' songs
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 27 2017

On 18th January 2017, Sir Paul McCartney filed a claim in the US against SonyATV Music Publishing LLC ('Sony') for a declaratory judgement. If

Swimming against the stream: preventing live streaming of sporting events
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 23 2017

When the umpire gave signal for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to start what was dubbed the "Fight of the Century" on 2 May 2015, viewers at

Sir Paul Will Not Let It Be: McCartney Makes Preemptive Strike Against Music Publishers to Reclaim His Copyrights
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 20 2017

On Dec. 20, 2016, we wrote about a decision out of England’s High Court of Justice finding that members of music group Duran Duran breached their

Social media in sport: top tips
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • January 19 2017

It seems there is seldom a time when social media is not in the spotlight one way or another and the sporting world is no exception. Most recently

Do not fail to pay the music man, another example at the UK IPEC
  • Bristows LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 28 2016

In Phonographic Performance Ltd v Hagan & Ors (ta Lower Ground Bar and the Brent Tavern) 2016 EWHC 3076 (IPEC) HHJ Hacon considered the interplay

Ruling against Duran Duran highlights the importance of foreign law advice
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • December 22 2016

Duran Duran’s loss of a recent High Court case emphasises the importance of taking foreign law advice when dealing with IP rights that exist outside