Stolen treasures – Counsel

Posted February 22nd, 2024 in artistic works, news, theft by sally

‘In August 2023, the British Museum issued a press release that set hares running in the art world. Two thousand assets from its permanent collection had been stolen or damaged. Some, it transpired, had gone missing in plain sight. This prompted a fast-moving review into the Museum’s security apparatus, resulting in the resignation of its director and the dismissal of members of staff implicated in a programme of digital heists. But most notable, perhaps, was the ire of public scrutiny that was raised in the wake of the scandal: how did the Museum drop the ball so critically that the security and integrity of its entire collection came to be compromised? The seriousness of the matter was compounded, no doubt, by the fact that the provenance of scores of the stolen pieces derived from other civilisations. As such, a decades-old debate has now reignited concerning the moral basis for the acquisition and continued custodianship over foreign cultural treasures.’

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Counsel, 19th February 2024

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

The wind cries arguable case: Hendrix rights case against Sony will go to trial – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 31st, 2024 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, news, striking out by tracey

‘Atrial concerning the copyright and performance rights of 1960s guitar legend Jimi Hendrix’s bandmates, bass guitarist Noel Redding and drummer “Mitch” Mitchell, is to go ahead, a judge has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th January 2024

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

‘It risks miscarriages of justice’: MPs oppose rap lyrics being used as evidence in UK trials – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2023 in artistic works, criminal justice, evidence, media, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

‘The lawyer Shami Chakrabarti, the DJ Annie Mac and Labour MPs Nadia Whittome and Kim Johnson are among the figures lending support to a new campaign to change how rap lyrics are used as evidence in UK criminal hearings.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2023

Source: www.theguardian.com

Speech by Mr Justice Foxton: The Beatles and the Law – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 30th, 2023 in artistic works, contracts, copyright, damages, intellectual property, news by tracey

‘A Talk to the Liverpool Business and Property Courts Forum, The Brett Lecture Theatre, Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, University of Liverpool.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 24th October 2023

Source: www.judiciary.uk

A talk to the Manchester Business and Property Courts Forum by Mr Justice Foxton: ‘James Bond and the Law’ – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 26th, 2023 in artistic works, judges, news by tracey

‘A talk to the Manchester Business and Property Courts Forum by Mr Justice Foxton: “James Bond and the Law” ‘

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 25th May 2023

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Just Stop Oil activists fined for damaging Last Supper – BBC News

‘Five environmental protesters who glued themselves to the frame of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper have been fined for causing criminal damage.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Performers make pitiful returns on streaming their music, MPs say – The Independent

Posted January 13th, 2023 in artistic works, intellectual property, internet, news, remuneration by tracey

‘Performers and creators are making a “pitiful” amount of money from streaming their music online, MPs have said. Musicians should receive a fairer share of revenues and there should be a “complete reset” of the streaming market, according to the digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) committee.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2023

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Kanye West song ‘Power’ at centre of London High Court royalties dispute – The Independent

Posted January 6th, 2023 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, news by tracey

‘A judge has outlined detail of the dispute between Declan Colgan Music Ltd and UMG Recordings, Inc in a ruling on a preliminary legal issue.’

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The Independent, 5th January 2023

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Instagram ‘wrong’ to take down drill music video – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2022 in artistic works, gangs, internet, news, police, statistics, violence by sally

‘The owner of Instagram has been told it should not have removed a drill music video.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Descendant of Doctor Zhivago author loses copyright court case – The Guardian

Posted October 26th, 2022 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, news by sally

‘A descendant of the Doctor Zhivago author, Boris Pasternak, has lost a claim for copyright infringement against the writer of a novel about the publication of the Russian epic.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Reforming heritage laws ‘not a priority’ amid calls to return Elgin Marbles – The Independent

Posted October 14th, 2022 in artistic works, government departments, Greece, monuments, news, restitution by tracey

‘Calls to make it easier for UK museums to consider returning cultural objects have been rebuffed by the Government.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The Lost King: Legal action ‘likely’ against Richard III film – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2022 in artistic works, defamation, news, universities by tracey

‘A university academic has said he is likely to take legal action against the makers of a new film about Richard III, which he said was “littered with inaccuracies”.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2022

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English High Court ruling on NFTs ‘hugely significant’ for fraud victims – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 20th, 2022 in artistic works, computer crime, cryptocurrencies, fraud, news by tracey

‘A ground-breaking ruling in the English High Court that recognised non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as legal property is a major victory for victims of fraud, according to one legal expert.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th June 2022

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Bonnet de douche, Rodney! Del Boy becomes a literary work in court ruling – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2022 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, news by sally

‘Derek “Del Boy” Trotter, the aspirational market trader in the TV sitcom Only Fools and Horses, would probably raise a proud lovely jubbly toast to his newly acquired status of “literary work” following a high court copyright ruling he would hail as cushty.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2022

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2022 c. 28 – Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022

2022 c. 27 – Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Act 2022

2022 c. 26 – Glue Traps (Offences) Act 2022

2022 c. 22 – Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022

2022 c. 20 – Professional Qualifications Act 2022

2022 c. 17 – Local Government (Disqualification) Act 2022

2022 c. 36 – Nationality and Borders Act 2022

2022 c. 34 – British Sign Language Act 2022

2022 c. 32 – Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

2022 c. 29 – Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022

2022 c. 24 – Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Act 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Artist injured by stolen motorbike awarded £3m damages after High Court trial – The Independent

‘An artist who wanted around £30 million damages after suffering a serious head injury when he was hit by a stolen motorcycle more than six years ago has been awarded about £3 million by a High Court judge.’

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The Independent, 14th April 2022

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Ed Sheeran wins Shape of You copyright case and hits out at ‘baseless’ claims – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2022 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, news by sally

‘Ed Sheeran has won a High Court copyright battle over his 2017 hit Shape of You.’

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BBC News, 6th April 2022

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‘Music is so different now’: Copyright laws need to change, says legal expert – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2022 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, internet, interpretation, news by tracey

‘Songwriters such as Ed Sheeran face a future of drawn out legal battles because the way in which people consume music has changed so much in the past half a century, a leading legal expert has warned, as she urged courts to reconsider how they interpret copyright law.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2022

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Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You copyright row set for High Court trial – The Independent

Posted March 4th, 2022 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, news by tracey

‘Ed Sheeran’s hit song Shape Of You is at the centre of a High Court copyright row. Sheeran is involved in a legal battle with two songwriters who claim the 2017 hit rips off parts of their song Oh Why, and a three-week trial is due to start on Friday in London.’

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The Independent, 4th March 2022

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Only Fools and Horses firm sues creators of ‘cushty’ dining events – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2022 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, news by sally

‘It’s just the sort of ersatz product that would have made Del Boy proud – but the makers of Only Fools and Horses are suing an unauthorised immersive theatre show based on the BBC sitcom for copyright infringement.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com