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Can a taste be protected by copyright in Europe?

European Union - July 30 2018 This is, in essence, the fundamental question that has been submitted to the CJEU in the case C-31017 (Levola Hengelo v. Smile Foods). The opinion of...

Alastair Shaw, Dr. Nils Rauer.

A second market for “used” e-books - CJEU will decide

European Union - July 27 2018 Ever since the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in its highly regarded UsedSoft ruling declared the resale of “used” software admissible (dated 3 July...

Alastair Shaw, Dr. Nils Rauer.

Brexit White Paper: A digital Brexit?

United Kingdom, European Union - July 13 2018 The UK Government's White Paper sets out detailed proposals for the UK's relationship with the EU following Brexit. As described in our dissection of...

Peter Watts.

European Parliament votes to reject controversial Copyright Directive proposal

European Union - July 5 2018 In a dramatic turn of events, the European Parliament has today voted to reject the compromise position on the controversial draft DSM Copyright...

Alastair Shaw, Dr. Nils Rauer.

Are the UK’s intellectual property laws ready for AI?

United Kingdom - July 5 2018 “AI doesn’t just belong to a few tech giants in Silicon Valley”: these were the words of Google Cloud’s chief scientist for AI, Fei-Fei Li, speaking...

Imogen Ireland.