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.
The Court of Appeal recently gave a judgement in Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH & co KG v Derek Scott (ta Scotts Potato Machinery) 2010 EWCA Civ 110, a case which centred on a potato harvesting machine, which provides much awaited guidance on the interpretation of contributory infringement under s60(2) of the Patents Act 1977.
The first officially released draft of the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was recently made available following the recent Tokyo round of negotiations.
The Times Newspaper may have to pay damages of up to £150,000 after a ruling by the High Court that it infringed the copyright in recordings of, and the performers' rights in relation to performances at a 1969 Jimi Hendrix concert.