YouTube pranksters jailed after ‘terrifying’ fake art heist – The Guardian

‘Four men have been jailed for pranks filmed for YouTube channel Trollstation, including a “terrifying” fake art heist in the National Portrait Gallery.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2016

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Led Zeppelin’s plagiarism lawsuit: a sign of the times in the music industry – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2016 in artistic works, intellectual property, news by sally

‘In age of declining revenue, suing over chord progressions and samples opens a new revenue stream for disgruntled artists – but such action is nothing new.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2016

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Seven men jailed over series of museum raids – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2016 in artistic works, conspiracy, news, theft by sally

‘Members of a gang have been jailed for up to six years and eight months after plotting to steal up to £57m in rhino horn and Chinese artefacts in a series of museum raids.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2016

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Export bar placed on Robert the Bruce seal to prevent sale to a foreign buyer – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2016 in artistic works, export controls, news by tracey

‘Despite a chequered history, Westminster has come to the aid of Robert the Bruce to prevent his seal being sold to a foreign buyer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2016

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Traveller gang found guilty of £60 million rhino horn thefts – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2016 in artistic works, gangs, gipsies, news, theft by sally

‘Dubbed the ‘Dead Zoo Gang’, the thieves targeted museums across the country stealing rhino horns and Chinese artefacts worth tens of millions of pounds.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2016

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Antiques dealer jailed for organising theft of Alzheimer’s sufferers’ cherished belongings – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 15th, 2015 in artistic works, elderly, mental health, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘The treasured possessions and family heirlooms were stolen from elderly homeowners as they slept.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2015

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Peter Hook sues New Order, claiming they ‘pillaged’ the group’s name – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2015 in artistic works, intellectual property, news by tracey

‘Peter Hook is suing his New Order ex-bandmates for “many millions of pounds” in the high court, accusing them of secretly “pillaging” the group’s name and starving him of cash.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2015

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Man behind Birdie Song wins court battle over West End show tunes – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 27th, 2015 in artistic works, copyright, news, theatre by sally

‘Henry Hadaway could be awarded more than £300,000 after High Court ruling.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2015

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Family threaten National Gallery with legal action over Matisse painting – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2015 in artistic works, consent, news, theft by sally

‘The National Gallery has been threatened with legal action relating to a portrait by Henri Matisse, amid claims that it was stolen from its original owner shortly after the second world war.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2015

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The Koh-i-Noor diamond affair shows ‘returning’ relics is never simple – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2015 in artistic works, international relations, news, theft by sally

‘No one wants to open the floodgates by establishing a principle that everything plundered must be repatriated. But one court case could do just that.’

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The Guardian, 11th November 2015

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Art and ingenuity – New Square Chambers

Posted October 7th, 2015 in artistic works, leases, news, repairs by sally

‘Banksy has been described as a pseudonymous graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. In The Creative Foundation v Dreamland Leisure Ltd & Others [2015] EWHC 2556 (Ch) Mr Justice Arnold had to decide the ownership of a mural known as “Art Buff” attributed to Banksy and spray-painted overnight in September 2014 onto an external flank wall of an amusement arcade (”the building”) in Folkestone owned by Stonefield Estates Ltd (“Stonefield”). The ingenuous arguments advanced on behalf Dreamland in support of its claim to be the owner of the mural are arguably at least as imaginative as the mural. The judgment addresses a novel point.’

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New Square Chambers, 30th September 2015

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Unhappy returns of the day for copyright claim – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 24th, 2015 in artistic works, copyright, evidence, intellectual property, news by tracey

‘A California judge’s ruling that Warner/Chappell can no longer collect royalties for Happy Birthday may not apply in England, says IP expert.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd September 2015

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The Creative Foundation v Dreamland Leisure Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Posted September 18th, 2015 in artistic works, landlord & tenant, law reports, leases, repairs by tracey

The Creative Foundation v Dreamland Leisure Ltd and others; [2015] EWHC 2556 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 383

‘Any part of demised premises which has been justifiably removed from the premises by a tenant in accordance with the tenant’s obligation to repair the premises, and which becomes a chattel having substantial value, vests in the landlord.’

WLR Daily, 11th September 2015

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Ancient Greek relic looted from Libya to be returned – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 2nd, 2015 in artistic works, assets recovery, fraud, HM Revenue & Customs, news by sally

‘Judge orders the 4ft marble statue smuggled into Britain in 2011 was “unlawfully excavated”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st September 2015

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Age ratings enforced for UK-produced music videos on YouTube and Vevo – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2015 in artistic works, children, internet, news by sally

‘Clear age ratings will be displayed on UK-produced music videos on YouTube and Vevo, as the government seeks to protect children from inappropriate content online.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2015

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Ingenious film investors lose human rights challenge over upfront tax – The Guardian

‘More than 150 wealthy investors in controversial film investment schemes, which HMRC says amount to tax avoidance, have lost a human rights challenge to new powers tax inspectors have been deploying to demand upfront payments.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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Judge refuses council permission to appeal decision on ownership of sculpture – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 31st, 2015 in appeals, artistic works, local government, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has refused the London Borough of Bromley permission to appeal in its battle with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets over the ownership of a Henry Moore sculpture.’
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Local Government Lawyer, 30th July 2015

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Judicial Review of the Copyright Exceptions: British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and Others v Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills – NIPC Law

Posted July 24th, 2015 in artistic works, copyright, judicial review, news by sally

‘On 16 July 2015 my heads of chambers, Tim Straker QC and Robert Griffiths QC together with my colleagues, Richard Clayton QC, Charles Morgan, Christopher Forsyth and Lee Parkhill presented our chambers annual judicial review conference. By all accounts it was a great success.’

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NIPC Law, 20th July 2015

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Online pirates could face 10 years in jail – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2015 in artistic works, consultations, copyright, internet, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘Online pirates could face jail terms of up to 10 years under plans being considered by the government.’

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BBC News, 18th July 2015

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Ownership of Sculpture – Local Government Law

Posted July 14th, 2015 in artistic works, local government, news by tracey

‘In Tower Hamlets LBC v Bromley LBC [2015] EWHC 1954 (Ch) the Chancery Division of the High Court was asked to determine the ownership of a Henry Moore sculpture. Tower Hamlets LBC (“TH”) as the successor to the Stepney Borough Council (“SB”), pursuant to the London Government Act 1963 (“the 1963 Act”). Bromley LBC (“Br”) was the successor to the London Residuary Body (“the LRB”). The LRB was the successor to the Greater London Council (“the GLC”) pursuant to the Local Government Act 1985. The GLC was successor to the London County Council (“the LCC”) pursuant to the 1963 Act.’

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Local Government Law, 13th July 2015

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