Performing Right Society Ltd v B4U Network (Europe) Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted October 21st, 2013 in appeals, artistic works, assignment, copyright, law reports by sally

Performing Right Society Ltd v B4U Network (Europe) Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1236; [2013] WLR (D) 385

“Where a composition fell within the terms of an agreement assigning copyright to the Performing Right Society the effect of section 2(1) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 was to vest copyright in the society as soon as the work was created, notwithstanding an agreement with those commissioning the work which purported to assign to them all rights in future works.”

WLR Daily, 16th October 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Performing Right Society Ltd v B4U Network (Europe) Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted October 18th, 2013 in appeals, artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, law reports by tracey

Performing Right Society Ltd v B4U Network (Europe) Ltd: [2013] EWCA Civ 1236;   [2013] WLR (D)  385

“Where a composition fell within the terms of an agreement assigning copyright to the Performing Right Society the effect of section 2(1) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 was to vest copyright in the society as soon as the work was created, notwithstanding an agreement with those commissioning the work which purported to assign to them all rights in future works.”

WLR Daily, 16th October 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Artist Graham Ovenden jailed for two years for sexual abuse of children – The Guardian

“The renowned artist Graham Ovenden has been jailed for two years and three months for sexual offences against children, after the appeal court ruled that an earlier non-custodial sentence was ‘unduly lenient’.”

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The Guardian, 9th October 2013

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Campaigner’s Hay Wain vandalism charge thrown out – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2013 in artistic works, criminal damage, demonstrations, news by sally

“A crown court judge has thrown out the case against a campaigner accused of vandalising a masterpiece by the English romantic painter John Constable.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2013

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Ministry of Sound sues Spotify for copyright infringement – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2013 in artistic works, copyright, injunctions, internet, news by sally

“Dance music brand Ministry of Sound is suing Spotify for copyright infringement, claiming the streaming music company has refused to delete users’ playlists that copy its compilation albums.”

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The Guardian, 4th September 2013

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Sir Cliff Richard’s victory: an extra 20 years of copyright protection for sound recordings is only weeks away – Technology Law Update

Posted August 9th, 2013 in artistic works, copyright, EC law, news by sally

“It’s been dubbed by the media as ‘Cliff Richard’s Law’, and now he and his fellow musicians are about to see the change to copyright duration in sound recordings that they pushed for finally coming into force.”

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Technology Law Update, 8th August 2013

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Graham Ovenden convicted of child sex offences – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2013 in artistic works, child abuse, news, sexual offences by sally

“Artist found guilty at Truro crown court of four charges of indecency with a child but cleared of three counts of indecent assault.”

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2013

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No tax for Castle Howard painting as judge rules it is ‘plant or machinery’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 19th, 2013 in artistic works, capital gains tax, news, taxation by tracey

“The custodians of North Yorkshire stately home Castle Howard have won a tribunal
battle to avoid paying tax on the £9.4m sale of a painting, after a judge ruled
it a piece of ‘plant or machinery’ integral to attracting visitors.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2013

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EMI Records Ltd and others v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd and others – WLR Daily

EMI Records Ltd and others v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd and others [2013] EWHC 379 (Ch); [2013] WLR (D) 86

“The act of communication to the public for the purposes of article 3(1) of Parliament and Council Directive 2001/29/EC and section 20 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 occurred both where the communication originated and where it was received.”

WLR Daily, 28th February 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Court orders UK ISPs to block more piracy sites – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2013 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, internet, news by sally

“The High Court has ordered the UK’s major internet service providers to block three websites offering links to pirated material.”

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BBC News, 28th February 2013

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Michael Jackson fans sentenced for Sony Music hacking – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2013 in artistic works, computer crime, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

“Two men who admitted hacking Sony Music stealing thousands of hours of music tracks including unreleased material by Michael Jackson, have been spared jail.”

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BBC News, 11th January 2013

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Man jailed for two years for vandalising £5m Rothko at Tate Modern – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2012 in artistic works, criminal damage, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who vandalised one of Tate Modern’s most cherished Mark Rothko paintings has been jailed for two years for actions the judge described as ‘entirely deliberate, planned and intentional’.”

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The Guardian, 13th December 2012

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Graffiti gang who caused £150,000 of damage ‘should be proud of their work’, says judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 11th, 2012 in artistic works, conspiracy, criminal damage, gangs, news, railways, sentencing by sally

“A judge has imposed the ‘least possible sentence’ on gang of graffiti vandals who attacked the capital’s tube network, saying one had a ‘portfolio you would be proud of’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th December 2012

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Thieves sell £500,000 Henry Moore sculpture as scrap for just £46 – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 6th, 2012 in artistic works, news, sentencing, theft, waste by sally

“Two thieves who stole a £500,000 sculpture by Henry Moore and sold it as scrap for just £46 have been jailed for a year.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2012

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Fitzwilliam Museum Chinese art thieves detained – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2012 in artistic works, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

“A gang including a 16-year-old boy have been sentenced after stealing Chinese art worth up to £15m from a museum in an act of ‘cultural vandalism’.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2012

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Copyright reforms needed now, but future ‘tweaking’ without consultation must be avoided, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 20th, 2012 in artistic works, consultations, copyright, EC law, news, parliament by sally

“The Government must reform UK copyright law in order to restore the public and business’s ‘respect’ in the ‘integrity’ of the framework, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th September 2012

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The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK ISPs, court rules – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2012 in artistic works, copyright, internet, news by sally

“File-sharing site The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK internet service providers, the High Court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 30th April 2012

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Earl of Cardigan loses paintings court battle – The Independent

Posted April 20th, 2012 in artistic works, leases, news, trusts by sally

“An aristocrat whose family name is famed for its link to the Charge of the Light Brigade today failed in a bid to prevent dozens of portraits of his ancestors being sold.”

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The Independent, 20th April 2012

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Wedgwood Museum faces selloff to pay £134m pension debt after court ruling – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2011 in artistic works, news, pensions by tracey

“Britain is set to lose a world-renowned museum following a high court ruling which could force it to sell its collection to pay off a £134m pension deficit. The Wedgwood Museum in Stoke-on-Trent faces being forced to sell its historic collection of china, masterpieces by Stubbs, Romney and Reynolds, and an archive linked to the nation’s social and industrial history. Judges in Birmingham ruled that the pottery collection owned by the museum was an asset of Waterford Wedgwood Potteries, which went bust in 2009. The collection can now be sold to pay off creditors, the largest of which is the Pension Protection Fund.”

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The Guardian, 19th December 2011

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Cartoonist sues BBC for £2m over CBeebies characters – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2011 in artistic works, BBC, copyright, news by tracey

“A cartoonist is suing the BBC for £2m over claims that the corporation copied his animations and used them in a CBeebies show.”

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The Guardian, 18th November 2011

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