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Setting the record straight in the DCMA: UK blogger censored by questionable use of US copyright law
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • August 14 2013

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is sometimes criticized for creating more problems than it solves. Section 512 of the DMCA provides a


The Star Wars action figures battle is now over
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • September 29 2011

Lucasfilm Ltd v Ainsworth, 2011 UKSC 39, is about intellectual property rights in the Star Wars action figures which Ainsworth helped to design for Lucasfilm, many decades ago


UK Supreme Court holds that U.S. copyright claims are justiciable in English courts
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • September 30 2011

The UK Supreme Court has held that Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets are not sculptures due to their utilitarian nature and consequently do not constitute artistic works under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA


What is a "sculpture" for copyright purposes? Can an action be brought for the infringement of a foreign copyright?
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 21 2011

In an article published in March 2010, we commented on a decision of the English Court of Appeal which considered the meaning of the term "sculpture" in a copyright context as well as a conflict of law issue


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


Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA, European Union, Global, United Kingdom
  • April 22 2014

Social media is a revolution in the way in which corporations communicate with consumers. This White Paper will help you to maximise the huge


Common copyright mistakes small businesses make
  • Bean Kinney & Korman PC
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 2 2014

Recently, I was asked, "What are the most common mistakes that small businesses make?" There are several, but the first two that came to mind


Copyright protection of monkey selfies and other non-human works
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • August 26 2014

In recent weeks, the media has been reporting on the ongoing copyright dispute between British wildlife photographer David Slater and Wikimedia, the


Digital and social media rights: playing the advantage or should we call foul?
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • September 15 2014

Football fans' excitement as the long, dark 33 days without top class football finally ended with the start of the Premier League season on 16 August


The cost of a tattoo may have just got higher
  • Schillings
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • October 16 2013

While anyone seeking to use a model or high profile individual as part of their business would reasonably expect that any agreement would include the