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Round up of key developments
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • July 19 2011

On 4 March, the European Commission announced it would close its antitrust investigation into possible restrictive business agreements by Hollywood film studios

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. v. British Telecommunications plc
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 3 2011

Court issues order directing British Telecom, an internet service provider, to prevent access to Newzbin.com, a website that had been found by the court in a previous decision to be infringing on plaintiffs’ copyrights by distributing commercial content without their permission

The Newzbin injunction deconstructed
  • Pitmans LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 1 2011

The High Court judgment of 28 July against British Telecommunications plc (BT) and in favour of several major movie studios (Studios) was the first recorded order (under English law) against an internet service provider (ISP) requiring the ISP to block access to a website

Twentieth Century Fox v BT - internet service provider ordered to block copyright infringing website
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 1 2011

Owners of intellectual property rights have long claimed that internet service providers (ISPs) ought to help in cracking down on piracy on the internet

Knockoffs: nemesis of the gaming world
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2011

On March 22, Amazon launched the Appstore for Android, bringing video games to the fingertips of thousands of Android users who, like their iPhone and iPad-toting friends, can now purchase and play video games anywhere, anytime

One strike and you’re out? The Android manufacturers’ copyleft licence dilemma
  • Pitmans LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 6 2011

Manufacturers of Android mobile devices may soon find themselves struggling to answer searching copyleft licence questions

High Court refuses application for leave to appeal Telstra v PDC
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • September 2 2011

The High Court this morning refused Telstra's application for leave to appeal the Full Federal Court's decision in Telstra Corporation Limited v Phone Directories Company Pty Ltd, which had found that the Yellow Pages and White Pages directories are not capable of protection under the Copyright Act 1968

A round-up of developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 12 2011

The High Court has upheld an application by a consortium of movie studios forcing BT, as an Internet Service Provider, to block its customers from accessing an unlawful file sharing site on the basis that BT had actual knowledge of its customers using the service to infringe copyright

Digital Economy Act update
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 24 2011

In our March update, we reported to you that a judicial review of key sections of the Digital Economy Act ('the Act') was due to take place

Linet update: High Court sets hearing date for December 2011
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • October 7 2011

The High Court will hear the appeal from the Full Federal Court’s decision in Roadshow Films Pty Limited v iiNet Limited 2011 FCAFC 23 on December 1 and 2, 2011