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Credits Due: the music industry’s new royalty and metadata campaign

Global - October 8 2021 ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus unveiled the Credits Due Campaign on 21 September, which seeks to combat the metadata issue in the music industry so that music…

Netherlands - geo-blocking requirement for non-licensed gambling operators

Netherlands - September 22 2021 On Monday, the Dutch Minister for Justice and Security called for a geo-blocking obligation in relation to unlicensed operators that do not actively…

Case Update: Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd; Nationwide News Pty Limited; Australian News Channel Pty Ltd v Voller [2021] HCA 27

Australia - September 9 2021 On 8 September 2021, Australia's High Court dismissed an appeal by three Australian media organisations, finding that they were the publishers of…

Video Games Tax Relief (“VGTR”)

United Kingdom - August 31 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic has fuelled a boom in the UK’s video game industry. A report by The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (“UKIE”)…

Ransom-where is your money going? Introduction of the Ransomware Payments Bill 2021 (Cth)

Australia - August 18 2021 A number of high profile media and entertainment businesses have been the victims of ransomware attacks in recent years. In Australia, a Bill has…

Case Update: Epic Games, Inc v Apple Inc: choice of forum clauses and public policy grounds - Epic Games, Inc v Apple Inc [2021] FCAFC 122

Australia - August 12 2021 On 9 July 2021, the Federal Court of Australia overturned a decision to award a stay based on an exclusive jurisdiction/choice of forum clause on the…

Tackling IP Infringements in Social Media: EUIPO releases its Social Media Discussion Paper

European Union - August 5 2021 The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) released its Social Media Discussion Paper in June of this year, forming part of a broader…

The launch of the Digital Scholarship Institute

United Kingdom - July 22 2021 The Institute (whose website can be accessed here) argues that there must be an online infrastructure developed so that social media and other…

Upcoming Changes to Singapore Copyright Law - a Practical Guide for Businesses

Singapore - July 20 2021 A new Copyright Bill that has been five years in the making was tabled for its First Reading in Parliament on 6 July 2021 and is expected to be…

Alston v. NCAA - drawing a (blurred) line in U.S College Sports

USA - July 8 2021 On 21 June 2021 the US Supreme Court gave its long-awaited judgement in the Alston case. The justices unanimously ruled that the National Collegiate…