A second case relating to football bodies protecting their exclusive rights to broadcast football games to subscribers in individual EU countries against the use of foreign satellite decoder cards, has been referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) by the High Court.
The US judge who presided over the nation's only successful copyright infringement case for file-sharing by an individual, has declared it a mistrial.
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.
In June 2008 the High Court considered both unregistered and registered design rights in an infringement case raised by a lawnmower designer, Rolawn LimitedRolawn Turf Growers Limited v Turfnech Machinery Limited.
Directive 200129EC (the Copyright Directive) provides for the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright.