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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

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