In the recent case of Cartier and Another v British Telecommunications and Others 2016 EWHC 339 (Ch) ("Cartier II"), HHJ Hacon handed down
The UK's Court of Appeal recently confirmed that UK brand owners can take action against internet service providers (ISPs) whose services are being
Rights-holders should explore site-blocking injunctions as a way to stifle the online trade in counterfeit goods. The explosion in online piracy
On Wednesday 6 July 2016 the English Court of Appeal (CoA) handed down its decision in Cartier International AG & Others -v- British Sky Broadcasting
Six film studios, including Warner Brothers and Disney, took an action seeking an order requiring BT to block access to a particular site, www.newzbin.com, which allowed users to share data files, predominantly films and music.
In a test case brought by Twentieth Century Fox and five other major film and TV production studios, the English High Court has for the first time granted an order requiring an internet service provider (ISP) to implement blocking measures to prevent its users from accessing a website supplying infringing film and television program content.
The UK Supreme Court has held that Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets are not sculptures due to their utilitarian nature and consequently do not constitute artistic works under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA).
Rights holders have previously made successful claims against infringing websites.
The High Court has upheld an application by a consortium of movie studios forcing BT, as an Internet Service Provider, to block its customers from accessing an unlawful file sharing site on the basis that BT had actual knowledge of its customers using the service to infringe copyright.
The DEA was passed into law in April 2010 and sets out a number of measures to prevent online copyright infringement.