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Filing of a literary work in court proceedings constitutes a breach of the Swedish Copyright Act

Sweden - February 12 2018 The Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal have ruled that the act of electronically submitting a short novel to the court as evidence in a court…

SCOTUS invites Solicitor General’s position on copyright registration pre-suit requirement

USA - February 2 2018 The Copyright Act (the "Act") permits copyright holders to bring civil infringement actions in federal district courts to enforce the exclusive rights…

First Swedish case against influencer regarding surreptitious advertising

Sweden - February 2 2018 A famous Swedish blogger and influencer in social media has been judged to have posted messages on her web-blog and Instagram account that were in…

Report on the potential impact of Brexit published

European Union, United Kingdom - January 26 2018 The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has this week released a report on the potential impact of Brexit on the creative…

Athletes’ Right of Publicity Claims Directed to Sports Video Games Not Preempted by Copyright Act

USA - January 23 2018 The California federal district court, in Davis v. Electronic Arts Inc., recently issued the latest in a series of decisions involving athletes’ right…

Further changes to PIT exemption for gaming players in Poland

Poland - January 18 2018 Starting from 2018 PIT exemptions for gambling winnings were changed. In particular, all types of gambling (therefore, online casino as well)…

UK Government criminalises the use of ticket tout bots

United Kingdom - January 10 2018 The UK Government has introduced new draft legislation which criminalises the use of ‘bots’ to bulk buy event tickets. Bots are automated programs…

CAP launches new guidance on advertising ‘free trials’ or other promotional offer subscriptions

United Kingdom - December 1 2017 The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has this week launched new guidance on the advertisement of 'free trials' or other similar promotional…

UK Autumn Budget 2017

United Kingdom - November 23 2017 On Wednesday 22 November, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Autumn 2017 Budget. The most significant announcement (though…

Can a TV show format acquire copyright protection?

United Kingdom - November 6 2017 Many years ago the Courts determined that there was no copyright in the format for the "Opportunity Knocks" game show (see Green v New Zealand…