News in Today: European Parliament adopts its position on Copyright Directive

Rights holders will be pleased as the Directive is intended to strengthen their ability to negotiate royalty payments from online platforms that use their work. Users and certain technology providers are...

German Federal Court of Justice: no liability as an intermediary for the operator of...

According to the press release by the Court, the Court held that WLAN account holders are not liable as an intermediary but can be required to undertake specific safety measures in...

Do social media accounts pass to heirs?

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Restrictive covenants in M&A; protecting the goodwill of your business

Such covenants are designed to prevent the sellers from forming or working in a competitive business that may diminish the goodwill and know-how of the newly acquired business. M&A transactions, particularly those...

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...

What’s Trending in Media and Sport: EU Copyright Reform

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...

Advertising wellness: How far is too far?

Wellness on the rise Wellness – the industry based on the "pursuit of enhancing personal well-being" – has in the last decade emerged as a giant worth over $3.7 trillion globally....

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...

UK celebrity privacy injunction – ground breaking by not really breaking much ground

In its eagerly awaited recent judgment the UK Supreme Court1 upheld an injunction in relation to what commentators have called 'the worst kept secret' in the UK press: the identity of...

Website database owners may use terms and conditions to prohibit screen-scraping

On 15 January 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") gave a preliminary ruling in the case of Ryanair Ltd v PR Aviation BV (Case C-30/14), which...

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