Anarchy in UK court? Ex-Sex Pistols sue singer Johnny Rotten – The Independent

Posted July 16th, 2021 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, licensing, news by tracey

‘Two former members of the Sex Pistols are suing singer Johnny Rotten for the right to use the band’s songs in an upcoming television series about the anarchic punk rock icons.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2021

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MPs call for ‘complete reset’ of music streaming to protect artists – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2021 in artistic works, competition, inquiries, internet, media, news, reports, select committees by tracey

‘Music streaming needs a “complete reset”, according to a damning parliamentary report that calls on the UK competition watchdog to investigate the commercial power wielded by major record labels.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2021

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Banksy will have to reveal identity to control copyright, say judges – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 23rd, 2021 in anonymity, artistic works, copyright, news, trade marks by sally

‘Banksy will have to reveal his identity if he wants to regain control of his artistic portfolio, judges have said as they stripped him of a total of six trademarks.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd June 2021

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Drill music as bad character evidence – 6KBW College Hill

‘The past decade has seen the emergence of ‘drill music’ content increasingly used by the prosecution in criminal trials involving young, black, male defendants accused of gang-related offences.’

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6KBW College Hill, 13th June 2021

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Police force obtains gang injunctions banning brothers from music videos glorifying gun and drug crime – Local Government Lawyer

‘West Midlands Police has secured gang injunctions banning two brothers from Birmingham from appearing in drill music videos glorifying gun and drug crime.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th May 2021

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UK watchdog investigates Penguin owner’s Simon & Schuster takeover – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2021 in artistic works, competition, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘The UK competition watchdog has launched an investigation into Penguin Random House’s (PRH) $2bn (£1.45bn) takeover of rival book publisher Simon & Schuster. The Competition and Markets Authority said on Monday it was considering whether the deal, which cements PRH’s position as the world’s biggest book publisher, would result in a “substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services”.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2021

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UK opens formal investigation of Facebook’s Giphy takeover – The Independent

Posted January 29th, 2021 in artistic works, competition, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘The U.K. s competition watchdog launched a formal investigation on Thursday into Facebook s purchase of Giphy over concerns it will stifle competition for animated images.’

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The Independent, 28th January 2021

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Drill and rap music on trial – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2021 in artistic works, gangs, homicide, murder, news, violence by sally

‘Drill music has captured headlines since it started to emerge in the UK in 2012. With its often provocative lyrics, it’s been blamed by police for fuelling violence.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2021

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Gang who stole Isaac Newton and Galileo books by abseiling into building to avoid motion sensors jailed – The Independent

Posted October 5th, 2020 in artistic works, burglary, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A dozen men have been jailed over a Mission Impossible-style heist during which thieves abseiled through a roof to avoid motion sensors in order to steal “irreplaceable” books by Isaac Newton and Galileo.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2020

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Moral rights: why should developers care? – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted September 11th, 2020 in artistic works, construction industry, contracts, intellectual property, news by tracey

‘Question: What do the Oslo Picasso murals “The Seagull” and the “The Fishermen” and the Dutch De View Jaargetijden have in common? Answer: They both have been subject to recent high cost, high profile litigation that dragged on for years and which concerned moral rights.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 9th September 2020

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Man jailed after Tate Modern Picasso painting attack – BBC News

Posted August 26th, 2020 in artistic works, criminal damage, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed after punching a £20m Picasso painting and ripping it from the wall at the Tate Modern art gallery in London.’

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BBC News, 25th August 2020

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Tech enthusiast jailed for selling pirated blockbuster films – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 9th, 2020 in artistic works, fraud, imprisonment, internet, news, piracy, sentencing by tracey

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Crown Prosecution Service, 7th March 2020

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Metal detectorists convicted of stealing £3million Viking hoard of coins and jewellery – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2019 in artistic works, news, theft, treasure by tracey

‘Two metal detectorists have been convicted of stealing a £3 million Viking hoard of coins and jewellery – much of which is still missing.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2019

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The Art of Mediation – The 36 Group

Posted November 20th, 2019 in artistic works, dispute resolution, news by sally

‘Disputes can arise in the commercial, private and family arenas and traditionally have resulted in formal court action for resolution. This can be very expensive, time consuming, emotionally challenging and often conducted in very public forums. The parties can be exposed to substantial costs, negative or harmful publicity, personal stress and a substantial call on their time. The courts have, in reality, relatively limited remedies, usually purely financial and this can restrict the range of outcomes that might more readily reflect the needs and aspirations of the parties involved.’

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The 36 Group, 12th November 2019

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Is There A Point In Banning Drill Rappers Using Certain Words? – Rights Info

‘“Bandoe”, “Booj”, “trapping” and “Kitty”. These are a few of the words drill rapper Ervine Kimpalu has been banned from using in his music for five years after being imprisoned on drug dealing charges. It has sparked renewed debate over the role the music genre plays in serious youth violence. So, how is it that a person can be prevented from using certain words? And is there any point? RightsInfo explores.’

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Rights Info, 24th October 2019

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Drill rapper Rico Racks jailed and banned from rapping certain words – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2019 in artistic works, drug offences, freedom of expression, news, sentencing by sally

‘Rico Racks, a London drill rapper, has been jailed for three years for drug offences and issued with an order that forbids him from rapping certain words.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2019

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Obscenity judge’s copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover to stay in UK – The Guardian

‘The copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover used by the judge in the landmark 1960 obscenity trial is to remain in the UK, after the University of Bristol stepped forward to augment the money raised by a crowdfunding campaign backed by writers including Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry.’

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The Guardian, 1st October 2019

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Jo Brand battery acid joke ‘went too far’, BBC rules – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2019 in artistic works, BBC, complaints, freedom of expression, incitement, news by sally

‘Jo Brand’s controversial joke about throwing battery acid “went beyond what was appropriate” for a Radio 4 comedy show, the BBC has ruled.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2019

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Court spares Steve Coogan full driving ban so new Alan Partridge series is not cancelled – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2019 in artistic works, fines, licensing, news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by tracey

‘Steve Coogan has escaped a full six-month driving ban despite speeding after a magistrates court took into account the “hardship” it would cause for people working on the new Alan Partridge series.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2019

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Moving images are being trademarked in Britain for first time in 140 year history – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 2nd, 2019 in artistic works, intellectual property, internet, news, trade marks by sally

‘For more than 140 years, businesses, brands and even pop bands have put pen to paper in the hope of creating a distinctive trade mark that captures the public’s imagination.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th June 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk