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Four copyright disputes in the music industry
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • China, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 25 2015

We continue to read of copyright disputes in the music business and this month is no exception. The first case comes from China, where Beijing was

PPL, PRS and playing music in your business
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2015

This article briefly explains the following: Why you may need a licence to play music to staff andor the general public in your business PPL and PRS

Protecting your Intellectual Property in the UK
  • Cooley LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 9 2015

The digital revolution has dramatically changed how we interact with technology. Consumers are now also co-creators and technology is becoming

High Court quashes copyright exception for personal private use due to lack of compensation mechanism
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 4 2015

The High Court has ruled that the new copyright exception that permits personal copies to be made for private use without a compensation scheme for

Twitter tackles takedowns but has much changed?
  • Michelmores LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • September 3 2015

Modern communication has changed, talking has become old-fashioned, instead people 'tweet',' like', 'retweet', 'unlike' and 'favourite'. Social media

Let them eat cake (but no copying allowed!)
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 20 2015

Three episodes in and we are already addicted to the new series of Bake Off. Black forest gateaux, biscotti biscuits, homemade bread, what is there

UK government's implementation of the private copying exception ruled unlawful
  • Bristows LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 11 2015

As part of the legislative changes to make copyright 'fit for the digital age', the UK government introduced a series of changes to copyright law in

UK High Court quashes copyright exception for private copying
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2015

Last month we reported on the case of BASCA v Secretary of State for Business and Innovation in which Green J held that the Government's introduction

Industry year in review 2014
  • Lee & Thompson
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2015

The UK recorded music market achieved another billion-pound-plus year in 2014, just 1.6 down on 2013. Drilling down on this relatively static

UK: copyright exception ruled to be out of tune by denying the music industry ‘fair compensation’
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 25 2015

On 19 June 2015 Mr Justice Green handed down a judicial review decision in the High Court in favour of music industry organisations (UK Music 2009