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E-Books: Digital Exhaustion under the InfoSoc Directive?

Tom Kabinet case explained The case concerns the Tom Kabinet website, a challenger to the publishing industry. Tom Kabinet operates as a marketplace for people to sell and buy second hand e-books....

What’s in a name? Supreme Court confirms principle of open justice very much with...

Mr Tariq Khuja, a prominent Oxford businessman, was arrested in 2012 in connection with the Thames Valley Police investigation into child sex grooming and prostitution, otherwise known as Operation Bullfinch. One...

How could blockchain technology disrupt the music industry?

What is a blockchain? At its core, a blockchain is a distributed database (meaning a database that is not stored centrally, with duplicate copies on thousands of computers across the world) and which can...

Copyright protection for factual compilations in Singapore: creativity alone is not enough

The need for creativity The words "telephone directory" do not normally conjure up any exciting images – except, that is, to a copyright lawyer. Mention "telephone directory" to a copyright lawyer and...

Polish courts find that websites are liable for readers’ comments

The peculiar case of Roman Giertych – an attorney and former deputy prime minister – against the publisher of the tabloid newspaper "Fakt" continues to influence the Polish legal system. The...

NEWSFLASH – Copyright infringement: The Pirate Bay does communicate to the public

The CJEU today handed down its judgment in the case of Ziggo which concerned the well-known peer-to-peer file sharing platform – The Pirate Bay. This is the latest in a series...

Free Speech in the Age of the Echo Chamber: our reporter attends the British...

What actually is 'fake news'? Although the term 'fake news' only entered the public lexicon in October 2016, it has since achieved a level of ubiquity only rivalled by 'Brexit'. Seen by many as...

Will changes to the UK’s Immigration Rules impact the Media/Tech sectors?

The UK economy has recently been boosted by a number of media and technology businesses announcing that they will establish their main international headquarters in the UK. Indeed, Snap Inc, the...
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Video: The UK’s Industrial Strategy green paper – what does this mean for the...

  Following the publication of the Government's Green Paper on Industrial Strategy earlier this year, we've produced this short video focussing on the UK's creative industries and their role within this important...

UPDATED: Ruffled feathers or serious harm? Controversial UK personality sued for libellous tweets

Background The case of Monroe and Hopkins related to the defacement of the Memorial to the Women of WWII in Whitehall during an anti-austerity demonstration on Saturday 9th May 2015. Amongst widespread media...

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Post-GS Media, Wikimedia links to photos of works of art infringe...

  Background Wikimedia provided links on its website, offentligkonst.se, enabling users to access pictures of works of art from another website, Wikimedia Commons. The pictures available on Wikimedia Commons had...

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