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Happy Birthday to you: the final verse?
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • October 30 2015

We have charted the progress of the dispute concerning the copyright in the song "Happy Birthday to You" over the past few months (see here and here


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


Happy Birthday lyrics the copyright party is over
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • September 23 2015

A Judge in the US yesterday declared that Warner-Chappell Music does not own a valid copyright in the lyrics to "Happy Birthday". The decision came


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


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


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


Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets English floodgates open to cross-border IP litigation...?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • October 25 2011

The UK's highest court of appeal, the Supreme Court, decided that Lucasfilm's UK copyright was not infringed by the manufacture and sale of replica Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets in the UK


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


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