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ITV & Others v TVCatchup - Advocate General’s opinion makes light work of Court of Appeal’s uncertainty as to the meaning of ‘access to cable of broadcasting services’
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 20 2016

In the previous instalment of this dispute, the UK Court of Appeal (CA) referred questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the


Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market: What you need to know
  • Brodies LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 6 2016

Following recent leaks of the Draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“the Directive”) and the EU Commission’s Communication


England and Wales Cricket Board Ltd and another v Tixdaq Ltd and another
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • August 31 2016

The High Court has held that the defence of fair dealing for the purpose of reporting current events (s.30(2) CDPA) did not protect the reproduction


UK copyright law - repealing section 52
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 9 2016

Mark Lomas of law firm Ashfords considers the impacts on business of repealing section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 ("CDPA").The


Brexit: What Does It Mean for the Media & Entertainment Industry?
  • FTI Consulting Inc
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 4 2016

Britain's Referendum decision to exit from the European Union ("EU") is likely to have wide ranging implications for the media and entertainment


New Life in Old Rights - an important change to copyright law
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 28 2016

Copyright Owners: Check the age of your artistic works, you may be sitting on copyright treasure and not realise it. Businesses: Double check your


A Question for Readers - What’s Brexit’s Impact on Music Licensing in Europe?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 24 2016

Usually, on these pages, I'm trying to give my views on legal issues for media companies. Today, I'll ask for your views on today's news - as least


Songs and samples
  • Marks & Clerk
  • United Kingdom
  • June 16 2016

Recent music cases involving both types of copyright have shown once again that where there's a right, there's a fight - especially where significant


Ed Sheeran the latest target of copyright lawsuit
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 13 2016

News broke last week that pop star Ed Sheeran is being sued by California songwriter duo Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard. The suit relates to


Replicas at risk: extension of UK copyright protection for 'industrially produced' artistic works imminent
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • May 27 2016

Imminent changes to UK copyright law will see designers of 'industrially produced' artistic works afforded the same length of copyright protection as