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With viewing figures in the hundreds of millions, and increasing attention from brands looking to capitalise on the ever-growing profile of the industry, now is a particularly exciting time for esports...

German influencer fights back against the German competition watchdog on the rules of influencer...

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Nordic Ombudsmen voice opinion on covert marketing

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

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BREAKING NEWS: Copyright Directive delayed by European Parliament

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The ins and outs of geoblocking

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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...

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

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Platform liability for misuse of private information – scope of the EU’s hosting defence

The case concerned a Facebook page published by Mr McCloskey called "Keeping Our Kids Safe from Predators 2". At various times this page featured CG's image and details of the area...

Newsflash: Singapore Government launches public consultation on proposed changes to copyright regime

The Ministry of Law has launched a public consultation to seek views on proposed changes to Singapore's copyright regime.  As the last major overhaul of the Singapore Copyright Act was in...

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