Last month, the European Commission published the paper Towards an enhanced responsibility of online platforms concerning the fight against illegal
In a decision that will please rights holders, the Court of Justice of the European Union ('CJEU') ruled last week that goods sold by a website based
EU customs authorities are responsible for controlling and detaining those goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights ("IPR")
With numerous multinational companies and copyright holders desperate to stop the steady, and expensive, emergence of internet piracy, it is unsurprising that governments around the world are taking steps to tackle the problem
A Californian jury has ruled that the Android mobile platform, which is operated by Google Inc, infringes copyright relating to the Java programming language, which is owned by Oracle Corp.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (“SOPA”) was a United States bill introduced to extend the reach of U.S. law to combat online trafficking of intellectual property and counterfeit goods outside U.S. jurisdiction.
The English Court of Appeal has ruled against BT and TalkTalk in their battle against provisions of the Digital Economy Act 2010 (the “Act”), paving the way for Government Ministers to instruct OFCOM, the media regulator, to enforce the statute.
In our January E-Bulletin we reported to you that the High Court had allowed BT and Talk Talk to apply for judicial review of certain parts of the Digital Economy Act 2010 (the Act) and the Copyright (Initial Obligations)(Sharing of Costs) Order 2011 which is currently before Parliament (the draft Order).
The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has extended the deadline for written submissions to its inquiry into the protection of intellectual property rights online until 23 March 2011 following the decision of the High Court to allow BT and Talk Talk to apply for judicial review of certain parts of the Digital Economy Act 2010 (the Act).
In December the General Court of the European Union ordered the European Commission to pay 12 million in damages to Systran, a software developer.