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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...

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...

Building Facebook Audiences using LinkedIn connections’ e-mail addresses

The Danish rules on spam are an implementation of the rules on unsolicited communications in the ePrivacy Directive (02/58/EC) and the Directive on protection of consumers in respect of distance contracts...

Five legal consequences of going “all-in” with social platforms

According to a 2016 study published by Eurostat, the statistical body of the European Commission, 39% of EU companies now use social media to communicate and 3/4 of these companies are...

Influencing the influencers: new CAP guidance clarifies rules on affiliate marketing in the UK

The CAP Code requires that all marketing communications within the categories of communication outlined in the scope of the Code – which includes online and social media - are obviously identifiable...

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...

Netflix and the rush towards producing original content

Netflix, for example, intends on producing 1,000 hours of original programming in 2017, a rise from the 600 hours they produced in 2016 and roughly 300 hours they made two years...
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UK government brokers first ever deal between search engines and copyright owners over pirate...

  A voluntary Code of Practice agreed between Google, Bing and the creative industries, announced on 20 February is the first agreement in the world which requires search engines to take active...

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Top of the league: How football clubs protect and exploit their...

The 2017/18 Premier League season kicked off on August 11th and the revenues of the league and its football clubs continue to go from strength...

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