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 European Copyright Directive, imported into UK law by Sections 296ZA-ZF of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA), creates a number of offences in relation to circumventing technological measures designed to prevent infringement of copyright.
In August last year, Mattel Inc. (Mattel), the company that is responsible for creating Barbie, was awarded $100 million dollars (approximately £54.4 million) in a case for copyright infringement against MGA Entertainment Limited (MGA), manufacturer of the popular Bratz Dolls.
A Federal Court of Appeal in the US held last month that the breach of an open source software licence constituted copyright infringement.
On 27 August 2008, Mattel Inc., the creator of Barbie was awarded $100 million dollars (approximately £54.4 million) in a case for copyright infringement against MGA Entertainment Limited, maker of the popular Bratz Dolls.