CJEU rules that re-posting a photograph without explicit consent may infringe copyright

The CJEU in its decision did not follow the opinion of the Attorney General, who came to the recommendation not to consider the specific use as a communication to the public,...

Sir Cliff Richard wins landmark privacy battle

On the 18th July 2018, the High Court found that Sir Cliff Richard's privacy rights had been breached when the BBC broadcast a police raid on his property in 2014 and...

Can you publicise a French court judgment without shooting yourself in the foot?

At the European level, the principle of the public nature of hearings and judgments is enshrined in Article 6(1) of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental...

Public Service Broadcaster prominence in a digital world: Outdated or indispensable?

What is prominence? In short, prominence is the extent to which a platform makes a service or content apparent to consumers. The battle for prominence has traditionally been on television platforms and...

BREAKING NEWS: Copyright Directive delayed by European Parliament

As readers will know from our previous coverage, the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market contains an ambitious package of reforms which stretch into all aspects of the...

Taxation of the digital economy: Tax implications for high-tech and media companies

Background to the taxation of digital services As previously reported on MediaWrites (click here), the digital economy has become a concern for tax authorities at an international level. The BEPS Project, which...

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court rules that trademark owners must indemnify ISPs for costs of...

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Naruto the Macaque’s 3 year legal journey has come to an end in a...

The story starts seven years ago, on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, where the wildlife photographer David Slater left his tripod unmanned in the hope that an endangered Celebes Crested Macaque...

UPDATE: Landmark ruling in the first ‘right to be forgotten’ case

The judgment involved a relatively conservative application of the law as it is generally already understood, making clear that the 'right to be forgotten' is by no means an absolute right....

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2018 is going to be a big year for the Copyright Directive and Phil Sherrell discusses where it stands now and the controversial areas yet to be approved. Rebecca O'Kelly Gillard...

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