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VIDEO: Influencing Media – putting digital to work

Your web browser does not support iframes, which means that the video Influencing Media: Putting digital to work cannot play.      The evening began with cocktails on the 11th floor of Bird &...

Time for Transparency: Increasing pressure on Instagram “Influencers” to go #nofilter when it comes...

"Flat Tummy Tea" in Hot Water with the ASA In the UK, the Advertising Standards Agency upheld two complaints about unsupported health claims in relation to both an Instagram post endorsing a...

Reaction video YouTubers win landmark ‘fair use’ copyright case in the US

Background In 2016 YouTuber Matt Hosseinzadeh ("Hoss") sued Ethan and Hila Klein, creators of YouTube channel H3H3, for copyright infringement and misuse of fair use. The dispute arose as a result of...

The immediate abolition of Employment Tribunal fees – what does this mean for media...

What does this mean in practice? The regime has been ruled to be unlawful and the immediate consequence is that the current Tribunal fees are no longer payable in respect of new...

The fall of freedom of expression or a revolution in the fight for truth:...

Following the 2016 US presidential election campaign, a significant concern has been the effect of false stories - “fake news” - circulated on social media. Allegedly, 115 pro-Trump fake stories were...

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...

Multimedia player sellers and individual streamers beware! Filmspeler broadens scope for copyright infringement in...

The Filmspeler judgment specifically addresses the sale of multimedia players with pre-installed add-ons containing hyperlinks to unauthorised content.  The decision means that suppliers of such devices will need to adapt their...

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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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