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

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Pseudonymous claimant debarred from proceedings – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 28th, 2022 in anonymity, civil procedure rules, copyright, costs, cryptocurrencies, internet, news by tracey

‘The operator and publisher of a website is not entitled to participate in court proceedings under the pseudonym “Cøbra” – even with legal representation, the High Court has ruled. In Wright v Persons Unknown, Costs Judge Rowley agreed to bar “Cøbra” from costs proceedings arising from a copyright case unless it identifies itself and provides an address.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th November 2022

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UK Retained EU Law Bill’s impact on intellectual property – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 11th, 2022 in bills, brexit, copyright, EC law, intellectual property, news, trade marks by tracey

‘The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill will fundamentally change the UK’s post-Brexit legal landscape if it becomes law, including impacting intellectual property (IP) related legislation.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th November 2022

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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

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The UK Intellectual Property Office’s Consultation on Computer-Generated Works – City Law Forum

‘The UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 contains an odd section concerning ‘computer-generated works’. Section 9(2) of the Act states that when a work has no ‘human author’ and is generated by a computer, the work ought to be protected by copyright for 50 years, with the copyright owned by the person who made the necessary ‘arrangements’ for the work’s generation.’

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City Law Forum, 29th June 2022

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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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‘The worst law on earth’: why the rich love London’s reputation managers – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson has vowed to level the playing field on which oligarchs stifle those who scrutinise them. How can he do it?’

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The Guardian, 8th June 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

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Colin the Caterpillar cake row crumbles – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2022 in copyright, food, intellectual property, news by sally

‘Marks & Spencer and Aldi have reached a settlement in a copyright row over caterpillar cakes.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2022

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Government pauses plans to rewrite UK copyright laws after authors protest – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2022 in brexit, copyright, news, publishing by tracey

‘After authors including Kate Mosse and Philip Pullman warned that proposals to change the UK’s copyright laws could be “devastating” for writers, the government has paused its plans.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2022

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Meghan to receive just £1 from Mail on Sunday for privacy invasion – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2022 in compensation, copyright, damages, media, news, privacy, royal family by sally

‘The Mail on Sunday will pay the Duchess of Sussex just £1 in damages for invading her privacy by publishing a private letter she had sent to her father.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2022

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Oatly loses trademark battle against Glebe Farm over oat milk – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2021 in copyright, food, intellectual property, news by tracey

‘A family-run farm has won a legal battle against the multimillion-pound makers of plant milk, Oatly, which accused it of trademark infringement.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2021

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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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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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Copyright – Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd – NIPC Law

‘At a directions hearing before Lord Justice Warby on 5 May 2021, His Lordship granted summary judgment to the Duchess of Sussex in her claim for copyright infringement against the publisher of The Mail on Sunday and The Mail Online. He made a number of consequential orders and gave directions for the taking of an account of profits. His judgment in Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2021] EWHC 1245 (Ch) (12 May 2021) sets out the reasons for those orders and directions.’

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NIPC Law, 13th June 2021

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Meghan wins copyright claim against Mail on Sunday over letter – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2021 in copyright, media, news, royal family by sally

‘The Duchess of Sussex has won her copyright claim over a personal letter to her estranged father, which, the high court heard, she had drafted on her iPhone and worked on for many hours before transcribing by hand.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Late night coding: who owns the results? – Mills & Reeve

‘In a recent dispute over employees and copyright ownership – Penhallurick v MD5 Limited – ownership of copyright in software created out of hours and on a home computer was in question. Did the employee have the right to take it with him when he left or was it owned by his employer?’

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Mills & Reeve, 3rd March 2021

Source: www.mills-reeve.com