Undressing the Ad – the use of sexualised images in the advertising industry

Advertisers have been using sexualised images to sell products since the 1900s and there is no sign of this trend letting up. However, Transport...

Twitter strikes UK deal with Sky Sports over Premier League football clips

Twitter recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Sky Sports that will see highlights and goals from the 2016/17 English football Premier...

E-book lending comparable to traditional lending of books, says Advocate General

The e-book debate In some Dutch libraries it is possible to borrow e-books. However, these libraries have a relatively small collection of such books mainly...

Skin betting: the multi-billion dollar craze that’s taken hold of online gaming

Betting has always been inextricably linked to sport and the burgeoning world of esports is no exception. But out of this rapidly evolving space...

The Liability of Media Companies Publishing Private Information About Hostages

  The newspaper in question was the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet (EB). In connection with the two seamen's captivity, they featured a 10-month long campaign...

Classification of Video Games in Australia – A More Restrictive Approach

Background of classification in Australia The effect of a Refused Classification (RC) is a complete ban on the game in Australia, which means that the...
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Hyperlinking to leaked Playboy photos does not infringe copyright, in CJEU Advocate General’s opinion

Online magazine hyperlinked to leaked Playboy photos Dutch online magazine “GeenStijl” placed hyperlinks on its website to leaked Playboy photos published on the Filefactory...

No interim injunction against publication of images featuring zoo animals used for entertainment

Background CAPS (the Captive Animals Protection Society) is a campaigning charity which aims to stop the exploitation of animals, particularly in circuses, zoos and the...

Nordic Ombudsmen voice opinion on covert marketing

The surge of "covert" or "masked" marketing on social media over the past few years has not gone unnoticed by Consumer Ombudsmen in Nordic...

It’s looking glum for glee as British comedy club wins second trade mark appeal...

So what can be ‘glee’ned from the series of rulings in the long-running trade mark and passing off dispute between Comic Enterprises and Twentieth...