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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

Real Law, Virtual Reality
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 25 2016

The sort of technology that immerses us in virtual reality ("VR") worlds we once viewed flatly on computer screens has, for several years now, been

Copyright (Free Public Showing or Playing) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 laid before Parliament following government consultation
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 18 2016

The new Copyright (Free Public Showing or Playing) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 are set to bring rightsholders to the end of a period of some

Government confirms amendment to Section 72 CDPA
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 10 2016

We have previously commented on the Government's further consultationlaunched in March 2016 in relation to amending Section 72 of the Copyright

Calling time on unauthorised broadcasts
  • Bristows LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 6 2016

The UK Government has today announced the result of its consultation and technical review of the proposed changes to Section 72 of the Copyright

UK: Digital Pirates Due a Decade
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2016

In July 2015 the UK Government began a consultation on increasing the maximum custodial sentence for criminal online copyright infringement under the

Screenshotting in Snapchat - Copyright Law Concerns
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2016

Snapchat, the fast-growing social media networkmessaging app, has spawned some copyright controversy in the United Kingdom. In a recent Q&A session