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Intellectual property rights in a virtual world
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • March 13 2017

This article will explore the key legal issues relating to intellectual property (IP) rights, traditionally only used in the real world, and their


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


High Court orders ISPs to block their customers from receiving unauthorised streaming of Premier League football matches
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 21 2017

Following on from a number of decisions in which internet service providers (ISPs) were ordered to block their customers from accessing websites


A dramatic development but pirate still afloat
  • Lee & Thompson
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2012

In the recent High Court decision in Dramatico Entertainment Limited v British Sky Broadcasting et al 2012 EWHC 268 (CH) (“Dramatico”) record companies achieved a major victory against the six largest internet service providers in the UK in their ongoing fight against online piracy and abuses of content


Exhaustion of copyright
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 31 2014

The principle of exhaustion is an established international legal doctrine. It provides that a copyright owner’s right to control copies of their


Law catches up with free TV streaming sites
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 2 2017

The CJEU has issued its ruling on the latest question referred to it in the long-running dispute between ITV (and others) and TVCatchup


ITV v TVCatchup real time streaming and another referral to the CJEU
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2015

In the latest twist to the real time streaming dispute between ITV and TVCatchup that began in 2011, the Court of Appeal has decided to refer further


How much is substantial?
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2016

The High Court decision in England and Wales Cricket Board Ltd & Another v Tixdaq was concerned with the unauthorised reproduction and


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


The Beatles: issues with contract and copyright
  • Charles Russell Speechlys
  • United Kingdom
  • October 21 2015

The Beatles: The Lost Concert, a documentary about a Beatles' concert held in Washington DC in 1964, was at the centre of a copyright infringement